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Monday, February 11, 2013

What is the Basis for Your Decisions?

Our sermons yesterday were very, very good.  They always are, but these two especially got me to thinking.  (Note:  To listen to the sermons, click HERE.  The morning sermon is titled: Beautiful Things.  The evening sermon is: Escaping the People-Pleaser Trap)

Here are a few statistics Ken gave in the morning sermon:

"62% of people (in the U.S.) say that they are deeply spiritual."

That seems about right.  Sadly not more do, but it's about where I would have thought it would be.

"Only 14% make their decisions based on what God's Word says."

This is the shocking part of the statistic.  Only 14% of people use God's Word to make decisions.  Hmmmm......I see a problem, do you?  The saddest part of this statistic is that it seems to point out the fact that many of those who would call themselves Christians don't even use God's Word to make their decisions.  And we wonder why things go wrong in our lives.  Perhaps, and most likely, it's because we're using the wrong guide to make our decisions!  

What about you?  Are you one of the 14% that makes decisions based on what God's Word says or are you part of the 86% that does not?

The basis of the sermon was the fact that we don't always fulfill the mission Christ gave us - to tell others about Him.  We don't do this because we let other things shape our "World View".  This is evident by the above statistics.  

A challenge for this week is to try to make every decision according to what God would say and would want you to do.  How do you know what He would want you to do?  By praying to Him for guidance and wisdom, and by reading His Word - the Bible.  Ken's lesson pointed out the fact that God's "World View" is the Bible.  That should be our "World View" as well.  No other "World View" will please Him.

Be sure to take the time to listen to the sermons on the link!  You'll be glad you did!

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

I'll have to listen again - it's been a while but it's a great thing to do while I wash dishes or do some other mundane task!

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