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God Wants To Take The Lead Sermon Notes

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God Wants To Take The Lead In Your Unbreakable Chains

Summary: Just like the nation of Israel, God has an incredible journey for life that will include many impossible components that require Him to make an invested in our life as we make the decision to allow our faith in and our obedience to Him grow. The biggest aspect of the Christian life is simply us learning to let God take the lead in and through our impossibilities. Will you?


Key Scriptures


(Exodus 13:21-22): "“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.”"

Review

Exodus 13:21-22 says, “And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.


In our first thought, we found that God knows you, He knows the paths that we will take, He knows the problems that we will face, and He knows the personal investment that it will require of Him, but God is still ready and willing to take the lead in our lives all we have to do is let Him.


In our second thought, we began to consider some of the specifics, and we found that God wants to take the lead IN OUR IMPOSSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES.


Our opportunities are always going to tell us to be AFRAID of what is ahead of us, to ATTACK those that are around us, to ACCEPT DEFEAT and to ABANDON THE CAUSE. All God is doing is asking us to trust Him and to allow Him to the Lead.


In our third thought, we found that God wants to take the Lead IN OUR OVERWHELMING SITUATIONS.

Along the journey of the Christian life, we are going to face some FOES and sometimes we are going to have to face our FEELINGS, but, in either case, we God is AVAILABLE, God is ABLE, and God ALREADY HAS A PLAN. Through prayer, we are simply letting Him take the lead.


In our fourth thought, we found that God wants to take the lead IN OUR INSURMOUNTABLE OBSTACLES.

The Christian life is not going to be PAIN free, PROBLEM free, or PRESSURE free, but we must not focus on the obstacles so much that we allow them to prevent us from claiming the promises of God and from relying on the power of God.


In our last thought, we found that God wants to take the lead IN OUR INTENSE OPPOSITION.

it is impossible for us to continue our journey of faith without experiencing opposition and persecution. Our enemy will use whatever he can – PAIN, PERCEPTION, PASSION, PRESSURE, PROBLEMS, and even PEOPLE – to hinder our forward progress. We must be very careful not to allow others the ability to rob us of the PEACE, the POWER, or the PLAN of God for our life. While we cannot control our circumstances, we can control our character and our choices.


1) We must control our TONGUE

2) We must control our TENDENCIES


A) We should not DISENGAGE with people (SEPARATIONIST)

B) We should not DISCONNECT from people (ISOLATIONIST)

C) We should not DISPUTE with people (ANTAGONIST/OPPOSITIONIST)


3) We must control our TENDERNESS


A) We must make the choice to surrender the BATTLE to the Lord

B) We must make the choice to surrender our WORDS to the Lord

C) We must make the choice to surrender our STEPS to the Lord

Message

2 Corinthians 4:8-11 says, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”


2 Corinthians 4:16-18 says, “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”


John 8:34 says, ‘…Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” 


Romans 8:12-13 says, “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.


Galatians 5:22-25 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit


Psalm 107:13-16 says, “Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.


John 8:32 says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."