Sunday, January 10, 2016

January 10, 2016 | Pastor John Bayles | What is the Will of God? | Romans 9:14-24

What is God’s will? Often we refer to the will of God as something akin to his viewpoint, or his disposition, or his opinion of something. This is a human response and a perspective that we each live with daily. We make up calendars and schedules with the greatest of intention to do what we set down as our will, yet make adjustments and changes almost immediately as time passes. According to the Scriptures, this is not the reality with God. His will is determined by His very nature, which is, among other things, immutable. This is His inability to change. We, however, live in one of three chronological spheres: the past is where we experience life and we cannot change it; the future is where we will live life and we cannot control it; the present is where we live, yet it is such a brief encounter.

The present is lived in an instantaneous blip between the past and the future. In reality we have such a limited ability to control it. We only have a sense of control because the past and the future are so closely linked and chronologically consistent with one another. We stand at the intersection between the past and future and provide an observation of the present. This is our reality, our existence. We lived in the past, and we will live in the future. Living in the present is a blip. God’s existence is not so. Today we will explore not only that God’s existence is wholly unlike ours, but also that His will is far more than simply His opinion about life.

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January 10, 2016 | Pastor John Bayles | What is the Will of God? | Romans 9:14-24

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