Sermon Notes December 17, 2023

God’s Leadership in Your Life

“No Different”

Exodus 13:21-22, “By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.”  Numbers 14:14 and Nehemiah 9:12                                                        

Exodus 33:7-11, “Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the ‘tent of meeting.’ Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses. Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent.  The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend…”                  

  1. If you want to know what God says to you about something, go to where He has already ______________________; in other words, go to the _____________________.  Psalm 32:8,119: 24-32, 104-105                                                              
  2. Talking with God as if talking to a _____________; which means not only talking but ________________. This is Prayer. Psalm 46:10; 130:5                                  
  3. There are people who walk with God and have lived full enough to have knowledge and experience come together and form a very rare commodity: ________________________________.                           Proverbs 12:15; 15:22, 19:20; and 20:18                         

John 16:7, “But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.”

  1. The Holy Spirit takes up residence in your life and leads and guides and prompts from ___________________.
  2. How do I know if a prompting is from God or not?                          
A. Does it ______________ the truth of the Bible?                        
B. Does it ______________ love for God and people?                       
C. Does it ______________ a Godly conviction?
6. God can and does ________________________ and create opportunities for you. These are God-directed opportunities. Acts 16:6-8