Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Message By: Austin Tialavea
Series: Building Life in Purpose
"God Knows the Why"
“WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH DIFFICULTY AND WONDER WHERE GOD IS, REMEMBER THAT THE TEACHER IS ALWAYS QUIET DURING THE TEST.”
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Heb 11:1 KJV
1. GOD WANTS US TO FULLY COMMIT TO TRUSTING HIM!!
“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going.” Heb 11:8 NLT
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” Gen 12:1 NIV
2. GOD GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MATURE AND LEARN ON OUR OWN!!
“But leave the stump and the roots in the ground, bound with a band of iron and bronze and surrounded by tender grass…” Dan 4:15 NLT
“… I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven. My sanity returned, and I praised and worshiped the Most High and honored the one who lives forever.” Dan 4:34 NLT
3. MUST DO: ANCHOR YOUR JOY IN JESUS!!
“But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over.”
Jer 18:4 NLT
Life Group Questions
Do you find it easier to trust in God when you can see light at the end of the tunnel?? Why or Why Not?? And Do you find it difficult to trust God when it’s complete darkness?? Why or Why Not??
What are some of the “Why’s” you’ve had in your life?? Has God revealed to you the reasons yet?? Share testimony.
What are some of the “Comforts” God is calling you out of and away from to live a purposeful life?? (i.e. partying, drinking, control freak etc…)
What are some practical ways you can “Anchor” your Joy in Jesus?? Open Discussion.