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( Session 1 )

DISCUSSION STARTER:

What is the most recent fad you involve yourself in? What made you follow the fad?

KEY VERSE

                                                 Romans 12:2 ESV
   Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may
                    discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

-- What does it say about our relationship with the world?
-- What does it say about the will of God?

The world is one of the greatest ____________ we have as we journey the avenue of life .The has the power to
redefine our identity according to its ways.

The principle of this world is not all bad, actually. It becomes bad when it starts to _____      __ itself from the
principles of God.

The parameter of acceptable ways of the world is when it is good for everyone. The true acceptable normal
standard based is always on _______________, in other words, moral value and godly.

THREE "WILL" THAT’S AFFECTS OUR LIFE


1. SELF WILL


                                                Joshua 24:15 NCV
 But if you don't want to serve the Lord, you must choose for yourselves today whom you will serve. ..... As for me
                                       and my family, we will serve the Lord.”

-- What does it say about our decision in life ?
-- What is the basis of Joshua in choosing to serve God?

God respects our self-will, as a matter of fact one of the greatest gifts of God to man is "_____________"

                                                 LUKE 22:42 CEV-EN
 “Father, if you will, please don't make me suffer by drinking from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I
                                                       want.”


One important thing we need always to remember in making a decision in life is to choose the most effective and
perfect for us, in that case God has a ____________ right.
2. WORLD'S WILL

                                                  Romans 12:2 NCV
                Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking.

-- Is this verse a plea or a command ?
-- Where is the point of origin of change?

God commanded us to not be shaped by this world because. He knows it will produce nothing but
______________.

The change will always start in our mind so do not be discouraged if is doesn't manifest itself immediately in the
flesh, the most important thing is that we already _____ what is the right thing to do.

                                               1 JOHN 2:15, 17 CEV-EN
 Don't love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you love the world, you cannot love the Father. The
              world and the desires it causes are disappearing. But if we obey God, we will live forever.

-- Is this verse a command or a plea?
-- How true that if we love the world we cannot love the Father?

God is always in collision to the ways of this world. The system of this world always points to selfishness.
Selfishness is the perfect key to __________.

The world is no match to God because obviously the world is destined to ___________. If you have a choice who
do you wish to take sides with?

3. GOD'S WILL

                                                JEREMIAH 29:11 CEV-EN
                 I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering.

– What is God's action plan when you lean unto His will?
-- What is the two characteristic of this blessing?

Good to know that God has plans for us. Many people give their lives to God but can easily toss-off because they
neglect to understand the blessing God promised has a plan, a _________and eventually a result.

We must always remember that the plan of God is not to harm us, when we obey God and abide in. His plan of
hardship is always a __________ because success is always certain.

Are you ready to fully trust God?
God’s Will
(Session 2)

DISCUSSION STARTER

When you have a personal problem, to whom do you usually confide with? Why do you trust that person?

KEY VERSE:

                                                 ROMANS 12:2 CEV-EN
    Don't be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do
                                     everything that is good and pleasing to him.

-- Where is the starting point o change?

1. GOD PROVIDENTIAL WILL

                                                Isaiah 55:8-9 NCV
 The Lord says, “My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways are not like my ways. Just as the heavens are
    higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

                                                 Romans 11:33 NCV
 Yes, God's riches are very great, and his wisdom and knowledge have no end! No one can explain the things God
                                           decides or understand his ways.

-- What can you about the ways and thoughts of God?

God is so clear that His ways are different from us. It is nice to know that a __________ plan exist because it we
will just lean on our own, woe to us!

Was there a time that you think you know better than God or play god yourself?

Can you still remember a time when you leave everything to God? How did it turn out?

2. GOD'S MORAL WILL

                                                  1 Kings 2:3 NCV
   Obey the Lord your God. Follow him by obeying his demands, his commands, his laws, and his rules that are
   written in the teachings of Moses. If you do these things, you will be successful in all you do and wherever y


Deuteronomy 29:9 NCV
You must carefully obey everything in this agreement so that you
will succeed in everything you do.

-- Define "success" ?
3. GOD'S PERSONAL WILL

                                                 Jeremiah 29:11 NCV
 I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt
                                    you. I will give you hope and a good future.


-- Is this plan real to your life? Why not?

We thought we have plans but the truth is from the beginning of time God has laid a plan for us. The plan is giving
us a ______ and a good _______. If your life is not so, maybe you're outside God's zone.

                                                 Psalm 145:17 NCV
                           Everything the Lord does is right. He is loyal to all he has made.

-- Can God commit a mistake?

Even if you see yourself in an undesirable situation or your friends may find your situation unfair, but if you are
sure that you are ___________ to God and His Words, you are actually in the right place.

Our God knows how to respond to all of His creation according to their needs. God __________ is not being
moved by anything else. He can wait for us to return to Him so He could bless us.




Knowing God’s Will
( Session 3 )

DISCUSSION STARTER;

What " Kasabihang Tagalog" that you know and explain the meaning of that saying.

                                                      KEY VERSE

                                                  ROMANS 12:2 CEV-EN
     Don't be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do
                                      everything that is good and pleasing to him.

The best way to know God is to know who God is, knowing God will make us___________ and ____________ His
will.

1. TURN AWAY FROM THE PATTERNS OF THIS WORLD

                                                ROMANS 8:5-7 CEV-EN
People who are ruled by their desires think only of themselves. Everyone who is ruled by the Holy Spirit thinks about
  spiritual things. If our minds are ruled by our desires, we will die. But if our minds are ruled by the Spirit, we will
        have life and peace. Our desires fight against God, because they do not and cannot obey God's laws.

-- What is the selfishness and its outcome ?
-- What is the outcome of man rule by the Holy Spirit ?

The system of this world values self-serving. We thought that self is important than serving others. The Holy Spirit
is pointing us to the truth that life and peace is the __________ of serving others.

To ___________ God's will is to let go of the worlds will. Serve as God serves and not as like of this world.

Have you given up some thing for God and find it more peaceful to live ?

2.RENEW YOUR MIND

                                             EPHESIANS 4:22, 24 CEV-EN
 You were told that your foolish desires will destroy you and that you must give up your old way of life with all its
bad habits. and make you into a new person. You were created to be like God, and so you must please him and be
                                                      truly holy.

-- What is our sole identity as described in this verse ?


Desires are not bad if it is ___________ in God's Word. The desires of this world is said to be foolish because it is
temporal, it means living it out will never bring us into eternal life.

                                               HEBREWS 4:12 CEV-EN
 God's word is alive and powerful! It is sharper than any double-edged sword. His word can cut through our spirits
      and souls and through our joints and marrow, until it discovers the desires and thoughts of our hearts.

-- How is the Word of God described in this verse ?

Damnation and destruction comes to us if we seek _________ other than God. When we bow to other power, we
are headed to the __________.

Reading and learning the ways of God is renewing and empowering. The Word of God tends to change our mind to
___________ from powerless.

3. OBEYING THE WILL OF GOD BY KNOWING

                                            EPHESIANS 5:15-17 CEV-EN
  Act like people with good sense and not like fools. These are evil times, so make every minute count. Don't be
                              stupid. Instead, find out what the Lord wants you to do.

-- How can we make our life count according to this verse ?

Spending time without doing the will of God is mere ___________ and ___________.

The will of God is always applicable anytime and anywhere but we need to __________ it by using the Word from
God Himself.
Living God’s Will
( Session 4 )

DISCUSSION STARTER:

What possession that you value the most? How do you care for it?

KEY VERSE:

                                                ROMANS 12:1 CEV-EN
Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That's the
                                           most sensible way to serve God.

-- What is the point of Paul who wrote this verse when he says "I beg you"
-- What is the sensible way to serve God?

If we want to enjoy Gods will we must worship Him by reading and obeying His Words. Living in worship before
God is the most _____________ way of living a life.

1. LIVING SACRIFICE

                                               MATTHEW 10:39 CEV-EN
                        If you try to save your life, you will lose it. But if you give it up for me,
                                                   you will surely find it.


-- How real and true this verse to you ?

The Bible is clear on what kind of sacrifice is acceptable. When we do God’s will because it is the last option, then
the sacrifice is a dead and ___________ sacrifice.

A living sacrifice is obeying Gods will from the first moment of life event or challenge. Having life is about putting
God __________.

2. HOLY SACRIFICE

                                                  ROMANS 6:13 CEV-EN
 or let any part of it become a slave of evil. Give yourselves to God, as people who have been raised from death to
                             life. Make every part of your body a slave that pleases God.


-- When we give ourselves to God to what are we compared to?
-- How can we please God?

                                         1 CORINTHIANS 6:19-20 CEV-EN
  You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in you and is a gift from God.
            You are no longer your own. God paid a great price for you. So use your body to honor God.

- What is our supposed to be ?
-- What is the use of our body ?
The moment we own our body and do not admit the fact that we are just a creation and subject to the command
of our creator we will begin to get lost in our journey to life.

Our life can only become valuable when we acknowledge the fact that Christ died so we could live and become
valuable for His usage.

We become holy when we are always "good-to-go" in following God’s will. Becoming holy is not easy but if we
really desire to one God will equip us.

                                              3. PLEASING SACRIFICE

                                            ROMANS 14:17-18 CEV-EN
  God's kingdom isn't about eating and drinking. It is about pleasing God, about living in peace, and about true
happiness. All this comes from the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ in this way, you will please God and be respected
                                                      by people.

-- Do you want to be in God's kingdom? Why?
-- What is the advantage of serving God ?

God’s kingdom is not all about making our physical lives flourish, it is all about becoming _______________ to the
Word of God and doing it.

Many people do not want to serve God because they thought it is full of suffering. Suffering comes only if you do
not fully ____________ your life to the Holy Spirit.

                                              1 SAMUEL 15:22 CEV-EN
 “Tell me,” Samuel said. “Does the [Lord] really want sacrifices and offerings? No! He doesn't want your sacrifices.
                                             He wants you to obey him.

Many people offer a sacrifice before God only to __________ Him, Yes God knows that. God’s blessing only comes
if do things according to His will.

Obedience to God not out of fear or guilt ____________ blessings

				
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