November 05, 2017 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1814
#5 in series
Be Still…and Find Direction (Part 2)
Psalm 23:3, 4
I. DIRECTION BEGINS WITH RESTORATION
God is in the restoration business:
1) He restores us from __.
2) He restores us when we are __.
3) He restores us in times of __.
II. DIRECTION DEMANDS FOLLOWING HIS PATH
When you don’t know or aren’t sure, remember:
“Worry is the wrong thinking and the wrong feeling about circumstances.” – Warren Wiersbe
“Let the peace that Christ can give keep on acting as umpire in your hearts” – Colossians 3:15, Williams translation
• The peace of God will __ us.
• The God of peace will __ us.
“...many of the heroes of the Bible began their careers as shepherds. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob...were all shepherds. Moses was tending the flocks of his father-in-law Jethro when God called him to deliver the Israelites. King David started life as a shepherd. . . . The first announcement of the birth of Christ was made to shepherds. . . . Shepherding was God=s school of leadership in the Bible. . . . Our Shepherd has a strategy for every season, and He leads us with unerring guidance every step of the way. He has a plan for life=s pathways.” – Robert Morgan
Robert Ketchum preached a message on Colossians 1:9-12. His outline was simple on knowing the will of God:
1) You can know the will of God if you __.
2) You can know the will of God if you want to __ __.
3) You can know the will of God if you want to know it and do it __.
III. DIRECTION IS PROVIDED IN THE MOST DESPERATE OF TIMES
“He (God) was here before there was any fear and He will be here when all fear has passed away. Let us remember that He saw everything before there was anything. If we could stand at His side today and see what He sees, how baseless would be our fears and how excuseless our tears! But we cannot see as He sees, nor can we see what He sees. Our vision of the future does not extend beyond our faces so far as certainty is concerned. We live in the mixed and muddled present.” – Vance Havner
How can you be still?
1) By knowing the One who has __the shadow of death.
2) By knowing the __.
3) By remembering it’s a __.