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Location: Morgan, VT., United States

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Monday, January 07, 2008

080106 sermon outline

God has a P.L.A.N. Pt 1.

God has a P.L.A.N. for your life and for His Church
Key verse Jer 29:11

No plan = stagnation
(see Pro 12:11; 28:19)
Think of a person’s garden

Am I actively “working the field of my heart”;
Or do I just think it’s a good idea?

Growth is Always Intentional
Keywords: Decision, thoughtful, responsible, accountable
(see Lk 9:57-62)
Why do people put off their decision to follow Jesus?
Bc of what others might think
Bc of what they might lose
What happens if you look backwards when you plow?

Growth Always Requires Commitment
The cost of discipleship is great
It costs your life

Growth Always Happens in Response to Challenge
Why does God allow bad things to happen to us?
What are some challenges we face?

Follow Paul’s life
(see Acts 20:23)
Read thru Acts 13-28
What are some things that happened to Paul?

Growth always produces benefits
What are some things we can “grow” thru difficulty?
(see Jas 1 & Gal 5)

Every believer should have a PLAN for growth—do you?
Start with a decision & a commitment
And then follow thru!


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