Saved from Public Opinion

INTRODUCTION

We are all influencers and we are all influenced. We all impact and change others and others impact and change us. Some of this is good and part of how God originally made us. However, because of sin and the effect of the fall upon us and our relationships, influence can also be bad and damaging.

When God originally made us, he made us to be primarily influenced by himself. Part of the fall is that we are now primarily influenced by others and God’s influence is second, third, fourth, or even non-existent. People become the primary influence in our lives, both individuals and groups of people. It may be a parent, a sibling, a spouse, a friend. It may be a class, a peer group, a friend group, a team, a political party, or any number of other kinds of tribes. It may be real life influences or it may be online influences such as podcasts, social media, YouTube, etc.

Taken together, these influences are often called “public opinion” and comprise individuals or groups outside of ourselves who are influencing the way we think, believe, feel, speak, dress, act, etc. As such, “public opinion” is one of the most dangerous weapons in the devil’s arsenal. He marshals it to turn us away from God and the Gospel, to turn us away from biblical truths and morals to falsehoods and sin. Anyone with any self-knowledge will confess they are influenced in this way. How then can we be saved from public opinion? The Apostle Paul points the way in Romans 1:1-7.

BACKGROUND

The apostle Paul wrote this letter to the Romans about AD 57 while living in the Greek city of Corinth. 16-year-old Nero had recently become Emperor of Rome, but his vicious persecution of Christians had not yet begun.

Its overall message is “Grace to you” (Rom. 1:7) Some of the themes covered in the book are:

  • The sinfulness of all
  • The role of the law of God
  • Justification by faith
  • The meaning of the cross
  • The power of the Holy Spirit
  • The sovereignty of God
  • The promises of God
  • The reconciliation of Jews and Gentiles.
  • Christian ethics

I’ve adapted the ESV outline of the Epistle as follows:

  • We lack God’s righteousness because of sin (1–3)
  • We receive God’s righteousness by faith (4–5)
  • We demonstrate God’s righteousness in our sanctification (6–8)
  • We confirm God’s righteousness in how and who he saves (9–11)
  • We apply God’s righteousness in practical Christian living (12–16)

How can we be saved from public opinion?
We begin by recognizing the influences upon us.

I. WE HAVE REASONS TO BE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

After the love of sin, fear of personal shame and embarrassment is the main reason why people reject the Gospel. People want the approval and acceptance of their friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, team-mates, class, etc. They do not want to be laughed at, left out, or belittled for believing the Bible and following its morals. This is not a new problem. The people of Paul’s day also had reasons to be ashamed of the Gospel

Religious Reasons

Both the Jewish religion and the Roman religion of Emperor worship were old, well-established, and State-approved. They were characterized by impressive religious ceremonies, impressive religious leaders, and impressive religious works.

In contrast the “new” religion of Christianity was had a barbaric and offensive crucifixion at its center. It was characterized by faith in a crucified man, repentance from sin, the Gospel of grace, simple worship, and unimpressive leaders and followers.

Intellectual Reasons

Greek philosophy was the dominant intellectual influence of the day. It created an educated cultural elite who prized the sophisticated thought of both ancient and modern Greek thinkers.

While Christianity was sufficiently profound to challenge the greatest intellect, its simple central message of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, offended the proudest minds of that culture. Its availability and accessibility to the poorest and least educated was enough reason to reject it as intellectual suicide.

Moral Reasons

Greek and Roman culture were both notorious for their debauchery and depravity. They gloried in sexual deviancy and the triumph of the strong over the weak in both the stadium and the marketplace.

The Christian ethic was an indictment and condemnation of the immorality of the day, demanded moral change, and insisted that the strong use their power to defend the weak rather than oppress them.

CHANGING OUR STORIES WITH GOD’S STORY

Are you ashamed of the Gospel in our day? Maybe you don’t actively engage in shaming the Gospel, the Christians who believe it, or the morals they uphold. But you are influenced into silence, dissociation, or even compliance by our culture’s approved religions, intellects, and morals. It’s understandable and even reasonable because there are many religious, intellectual, and moral reasons to be ashamed of the Gospel today.

Will Christ be ashamed of you in his day? However many reasons you have to be ashamed of the Gospel in our day, there is one big reason why you shouldn’t. Because Christ will be ashamed of you in his day (Luke 9:26).

SHAME BEFORE THE CULTURE
OR SHAME BEFORE THE CHRIST

How can I move from shame to unashamed of the Gospel?
By the many reasons to be unashamed of the Gospel.

II. WE HAVE BETTER REASONS TO BE UNASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith” (Romans 1:16-17).

Look at the “fors” in these verses, the many reasons not to be ashamed of the Gospel. There are two explicit “fors” and four implicit “fors”

The Gospel is Good News. “Gospel” literally means “glad tidings.” Most published news today is thoroughly shameful. So why should we be ashamed of the best news this world has ever heard or could ever hear? What could be better news than how to be forgiven all our sins by God’s grace? Why would we be ashamed of the Gospel’s happy news?

The Gospel is Powerful. It’s only words, words that describe a historical event that happened 2000 years ago, and yet it’s the most powerful force in the world. It can do what no other power can do. As these weak words are published God delivers people from sin – the penalty, power, pleasure, and presence of sin. These little words give people a love for holiness and for communion with God. Why would we be ashamed of the Gospel’s power?

The Gospel is Saving. It’s not just the power of God to reformation or transformation, but the power of God for salvation. It saves from sin, guilt, condemnation, hell, and death. Not for a time, but forever. Why would we be ashamed of the Gospel’s salvation?

The Gospel is Available. It’s available “to everyone who believes.” As such it is freely available. The Jew says, “Do this and that.” The Greek says “Think this or that.” The Roman says “Enjoy this or that.” The Gospel says “Believe this Christ.” It’s so simple, and therefore so available, to both Jew and Greek. In other words anyone can believe this Gospel regardless of sex, color, birth, time, place, experience, past, present, or future. Why would we be ashamed of the Gospel’s availability?

The Gospel Clothes with Perfection. The “righteousness of God” is not the perfection that God prescribes, but the perfection he provides. The believer stands before God clothed with nothing less than God’s own righteousness. Why would we be ashamed of the Gospel wardrobe?

The Gospel is a New Way to Live. Instead of our lives being influenced by others, we are now influenced primarily by faith. Why would we be ashamed of living by faith, rather than fleeting public opinion?

CHANGING OUR STORIES WITH GOD’S STORY

Believe the Gospel. You’ve heard it. Now put your faith in it. You’ve heard the reasons, now use these reasons to move you to faith. Believe it because it is happy news, strong, saving, accessible, perfecting, and freeing.

Be “proud” of the Gospel. If people with wrong beliefs, wrong ideas, and wrong ethics are out and proud, how much more should the Christian be out and proud of the Gospel. However many reasons there are to be ashamed of the Gospel, there are many and better reasons to be unashamed of the Gospel.

BE ASHAMED OF BEING ASHAMED
OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST

SUMMARY

A NEW CHAPTER

Gospel. Get a clear grasp of the Gospel for yourself and the many reasons to be unashamed of it in public.

Public opinion. Understand the influence of public opinion on you and consciously fight against it so that you are more an influencer that the influenced.

Speak boldly. Regardless of the religious, intellectual, and moral reasons to be silent, pray for and take one opportunity to overcome shame and speak the Gospel this week.

Prayer. Unashamed God of the Gospel, take away all shame and embarrassment about the Gospel and give me the boldness to speak the Gospel this week.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1. How has your spiritual life, beliefs, morals been influenced by others, for good and bad?

2. What are the greatest influences on Christians today?

3. What religious, intellectual, or moral reasons are there to be ashamed of the Gospel today?

4. What other reasons can. you think of not to be ashamed of the Gospel?

5. In what ways can we be rightly “proud” of the Gospel?

6. Who will you speak to about the Gospel this week?

PDF OF SERMON NOTES


Show us the Father: A Sacrifice for Sinners

INTRODUCTION

How do I know if God loves me? Have you ever asked that question? It’s the kind of question we might ask when going through hard times: pain, loss, failure, family trouble, etc. How do I know God loves me? Maybe, we don’t feel loved by anyone else or we don’t even love ourselves very much. How do I know God loves me? Or maybe, we don’t question that God loves us, but we do question how much he loves us. We believe he loves us, but it doesn’t seem to be a very deep or passionate or constant love. How much does God love me? Unanswered, these questions will weaken our love for God in return. Thankfully God wants to answer these questions and does so in Romans 8:32.

BACKGROUND

During this series, we have seen God the Father from many different angles.

  • Designer for creatures
  • Love for the loveless
  • Compassion for the hurting
  • Provision for the poor
  • Discipline for the disobedient
  • Assurance for doubters
  • Peace for the anxious
  • Grace for Prodigals
  • A Giver for Receivers
  • A Sacrifice for Sinners

In this last sermon in the series, we will see into the center of our Father’s heart.

How do I know if God loves me? And if so, how much doe he love me?
Jesus shows us the Father’s answer to this on the cross.

1. THE FATHER SPARED NOT HIS OWN SON

Most Fathers spare their sons

Most fathers have the tendency to protect and shield their own children from pain, loss, injury, danger, and death. It’s a natural instinct that is not only God-given, but God-like.

A general who has a son in the army, will try to spare his son going to the most dangerous wars or parts of the battlefield. A coach who has a son in his football team may try spare his son injury by moving him to another position rather than face a violent opposing player. A teacher grading his son’s capstone project may spare him his most rigorous marking.

There are many situations and circumstances in which we spare our children in ways we do not spare others. We show favoritism and bias towards them. We make exceptions for them we would not make for others.

This Father did not spare his own Son

He who did not spare his own Son (Rom. 8:32)

God the Father did not make any exception for his Son. He did not treat him better because he was his only Son. There was no favoritism. He did not hold him back from anything painful or dangerous or hold back anything painful or dangerous from him. He did not spare his eyes, ears, head, hands, feet, back, heart, body, mind or soul. He did not spare him denial and betrayal at the hands of his friends or of feeling abandoned by his father.

CHANGING OUR STORIES WITH GODS STORY

How can I know God loves me? Because when given the choice of whether to spare his uniquely beloved Son or me, he chose to spare me. Given the choice between hell for me or hell for Jesus, he chose hell for Jesus.

How much does God love me? He loves me so much, he spared Jesus nothing. He spared you from all that Jesus was not spared. He spared your eyes, ears, head, hands, feet, back, heart, body, mind, and soul. He spared you

And when I think
that God his Son not sparing
sent him to die,
I scarce can take it in.

If God didn’t spare his Son, what did he do with him?

2. THE FATHER GAVE UP HIS SON FOR US ALL

A Sacrificial Son

…but gave him up… (Rom. 8:32).

While most Fathers would defend their sons from danger and evil, our Father gave up his perfect Son to the worst evil. Like Abraham in Genesis 22, God surrendered his Son entirely. He handed him over

  • to the penalty of his broken law
  • to religious leaders, military leaders, and civil leaders.
  • to guilt, condemnation, sentencing, execution.
  • to the devil and evil spirits
  • to divine anger and the judgment of hell.

This is the language of Old Testament sacrifice. As Jewish fathers handed over their best lambs as a sacrifice to God for sin, so our heavenly Father handed over his best Son as a sacrifice for sin on the altar of the cross.

A Substitute Son

…for us all… (Rom. 8:32)

“For” is not just for our benefit, but in our place. Not just for our good but instead of us. “Us all” reminds us that this sacrifice is equally a substitute for all God’s children. He’s not more of a sacrifice for some and less of a sacrifice for others. He is equally a sacrificial substitute for all his people.

CHANGING OUR STORIES WITH GODS STORY

How can I know God loves me? I can know God loves me by what he gave for me. We might spend a few dollars on a colleague’s birthday present. We might spend more on a friend. We spend the most on our children. The amount given expresses the amount of the love. When we see the Son on the altar of the cross, God is mouthing to us “I love you!”

How much does God love me? God loves me so much that he gave his only Son to the worst death so that I could have the best eternal life.

A SACRIFICIAL SON
A SUBSTITUTE SON
FOR SINFUL SONS
AND DAUGHTERS

If he gave me his Son to save my life what else will he give me to live?

3. THE FATHER WILL FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS

All things for us all

…how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Rom. 8:32).

“All things” does not mean everything we want, but all things we need. It doesn’t mean all that all God’s other children have, but all that each child needs. Some children need more than others. Some children can cope with more than others. Some children give what they’ve been given more than others. “All things” may also be a reference to the believer’s ultimate inheriting of the earth (Ps. 37:11)

What ever is in our “all things,” it’s all grace. Not one thing is deserved, Nothing is paid to us as a debt due. “All things” are all gifts. “Graciously” is translated differently in different versions. It can be translated “freely,” or “cheerfully,” or “willingly.” There’s no reluctance here. The whole being of God is in the giving.

All things with Jesus

This is an argument from the greater to the lesser. For example, if someone gives you a million dollars, he’ll also give you money to buy a coffee. If he gave us something so great, he’ll also give us something so small.

Similarly, if God the Father gave us such a great gift as his Son, how much more will he give us such small things as enough to live on. “With him also” reminds us that for the Christian, every small gift comes connected with the greatest gift.

CHANGING OUR STORIES WITH GODS STORY

How can I be sure God loves me? He gave me the greatest gift of his love. So he will give me the smallest gifts of his love. He gives to me freely, happily, cheerfully.

How much does God love me? He loves me so much he gives me all things with Jesus. He gives in such a way that it makes me see Jesus in all things and love him more in return.

IF WE HAVE THE ONE GREAT THING
WE WILL HAVE ALL SMALL THINGS

SUMMARY

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A NEW CHAPTER

Doubt: When you doubt God’s love, let Jesus assure you of his love at the cross.

Self-hate: When you hate yourself, let Jesus show you God’s love for you at the cross.

Need: When you are poor or needy in any way, let Jesus show you God’s giving at the cross.

Cold: When you feel no love for God, let Jesus show you God’s love for you at the cross.

Hopeless: When you have no hope of salvation, let Jesus show you God’s salvation at the cross.

Worthless: When you feel of no value, let Jesus show you God’s valuation at the cross.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1. What makes it hard for you to believe God loves you?

2. When do you feel most loved by God?

3. When have you spared your son or daughter?

4. How would you explain “substitution” to an unbeliever?

5. How would you counsel a depressed Christian who feels worthless?

6. How would you disciple a Christian who had been abused by their earthly father?

PDF OF SERMON NOTES


Special Devotional Podcast Series

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Yesterday we began a special podcast series of prayerful meditations based upon the daily devotionals in the new StoryChanger book Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy. Read the devotional and then move the words deeper into your heart by joining me in this worshipful meditation on the content.

After today’s episode (listen here), I won’t be posting these episodes on this blog as I will be in Alaska for a couple of weeks. However, the episodes are all scheduled to be published on any podcast app like iTunes or Spotify. Or you can listen to them on the podcast website here.

New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray

The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David Murray.


1. Soul Sandpaper for a Smooth Finish (Luke 1:1–17)

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This is a series of prayerful meditations based upon the daily devotionals in the new StoryChanger book Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy.

Read the devotional and then move the words deeper into your heart by joining me in this worshipful meditation on the content.

New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray

The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David Murray

Visit thestorychanger.life for more resources on changing our story with God’s Story.

 


Show us the Father: A Giver for Receivers

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INTRODUCTION

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? You are facing a situation in your marriage and you just don’t know what to do. Or it may be a parenting challenge, a friend problem, or a workplace dilemma, or a career choice, and you don’t know what to do. Perhaps you are having to make choices about which job to take, what course of study to embark on, a major purchase. Or maybe you need spiritual wisdom about a spiritual predicament. You feel your lack of wisdom, don’t you? It’s limited in width, depth, length, certainty, duration, practicality, etc. What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Two passages, Luke 11:5-13 and James 1:5-8 both point to three similar and practical encouragements when we’re in this situation.

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BACKGROUND

God’s Fatherhood brings many desirable blessings into our lives.

  • Designer for creatures
  • Love for the loveless
  • Compassion for the hurting
  • Provision for the poor
  • Discipline for the disobedient
  • Assurance for doubters
  • Peace for the anxious
  • Grace for Prodigals
  • A Giver for Receivers

The context here is of trial, trials that reveal our lack of wisdom, our not knowing what to do next.

What do we do, when we don’t know what to do?
We do what most children do in healthy families, we go to our Father.

1. OUR FATHER GIVES GENEROUSLY

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Our Father gives more generously than us

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give… (Luke 11:13).

If an earthly father knows how to give good gifts to his children, how much more will our far richer and more benevolent heavenly father give us? If even the worst earthly father gives his child something sometimes, how much more will the best heavenly father give his children? However much an earthly father has to give, our heavenly father has far more to give. He knows what to give, how to give, when to give, and to whom to give.

…God, who gives generously to all (James 1:5).

God does not just give generously to his children, but to all. As James says later in the chapter, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17). God gives comprehensively and consistently.

Our Father gives more happily than us

…God, who gives…without reproach (finding fault), and it will be given him (James 1:5).

An earthly father may give to one of his children, but he may give reluctantly, through gritted teeth, and with resentment. His heart is not in it and he makes sure that’s communicated. He takes from us while he gives to us. He makes us small and himself big. But God is not at all like that. When he gives, he gives willingly, heartily, enthusiastically, cheerfully. He does not communicate impatience, annoyance, belittling, or contempt. He doesn’t scold or lose his temper. His giving makes us feel loved and valuable.

CHANGING OUR STORIES WITH GOD’S STORY

Praise our generous God. We deserve nothing, yet God gives us everything we need. Just as we’d thank anyone who gave us anything and praise them to others, so let us join in thanking and praising our generous God. His gifts are not limited but large in width, depth, length, certainty, duration, practicality, etc.

Commend our generous God. Remind people that all they have is a gift from God. Point them to the one in whom they live and move and have their being (Acts 17:28).

GOD IS NOT A GREEDY MISER
BUT A GREAT MERCIER

So what does God give us?
The best gift of all.

2. OUR FATHER GIVES SPIRITUAL WISDOM

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Our Father gives the Holy Spirit

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit… (Luke 11:13).

No earthly father will knowingly give you anything harmful (a snake, a scorpion) or useless (a stone). He will only give what is helpful and useful. Even more so, our Heavenly Father will not give us any bad gifts. He will not only only give us good gifts, but he will also give us the best gift, his Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit brings with him regeneration, sanctification, gifts, graces, power, holiness, etc. In this context, the Holy Spirit is the one who teaches us to pray, especially the when, the what, and the how of prayer. He is our Counselor (John 16:13), our Comforter (John 14:26), our Companion (John 14:16), our Cleaner (1 Cor. 16:19), and our Cultivator (Gal. 5:22-23). Here’ it’s especially his counseling role that’s stressed. When our spirit has nothing left to give, he gives his Holy Spirit.

Our Father gives wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God…and it will be given him (James 1:5)

Given the opportunity to ask for whatever he wanted, Solomon, aware of his limited wisdom and massive need, prayed, “Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” (1 Kings 3:9). God demonstrated his generosity by replying, “Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days” (12-13).

“Wisdom” in the Bible is always practical, it’s always to do with living our daily lives. It’s not about knowing a lot, or teaching a lot, or writing a lot, but living a lot.

CHANGING OUR STORIES WITH GOD’S STORY

The Holy Spirit is God’s greatest gift to his children. This spiritual gift is better than all other material gifts put together. There is no gift so valuable or useful. The Holy Spirit shows us our sins and our Savior, our folly and Christ’s wisdom, our weakness and Christ’s power.

The Holy Spirit is our source of wisdom. He influences our spirit, nudging, prompting, directing. He often uses Scripture together with providence and the mature counsel of others. He will never direct you to do what contradicts Scripture.

WE BECOME WISE BY
ADMITTING WE’RE FOOLS

How do I get the Holy Spirit?
It’s very simple.

3. OUR FATHER GIVES TO ASKERS

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Ask repeatedly

I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence [persistence] he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened (Luke 11:8-10).

This is a desperate man, who has prioritized his greatest need, and won’t stop until he gets what he needs. It’s not complicated: ask for the Holy Spirit until you get the Holy Spirit. God is not promising us everything we ask for, but he’s promising the Holy Spirit when we ask for him persistently. When someone knocks on our door again and again, that person is saying, “There’s nothing more important in my life than you opening the door to me right now and I’m going to knock and knock until you come and open.”

Ask resolutely

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways (James 1:6-7).

This assumes the asker is asking in faith and out of faith. He’s not a wavering, hesitating doubter like a storm-tossed ship on the sea. Single-minded faith is better than double-minded doubting. Confidence in asking comes from confidence in the one we are asking. Half-hearted, defeated asking does not honor the one we are asking.

CHANGING OUR STORIES WITH GOD’S STORY

Ask for the Holy Spirit. Jesus uses the word “ask” five times in Luke 11 because he knows how reluctant we are to ask for help. How many times have you prayed for the Holy Spirit? This is one of the few guaranteed prayer requests we are given in the Bible. We have to ask, and we have to ask persistently, but we will receive if we do.

Get spiritual wisdom. Imagine if you lived so in step with the Spirit, so filled with the Spirit of God, that you make decisions that God himself would have made. You will have insight into yourself and into others. You will understand yourself, others, and God. You will foresee consequences before they happen and learn from mistakes better. You will pick the best friends, you will be the best friend, and you will have better relationships. People will recognize your God-given wisdom and ask you for it. You will become more teachable and a better teacher. You will ask advice and take it. You will become a reliable spiritual counselor that people come to for advice and direction about spiritual matters. You will understand the Bible better and teach the Bible better. You will pass the tests that God sends your way.

ASKING IS FAR EASIER AND CHEAPER THAN STUDYING

SUMMARY

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A NEW CHAPTER

Gospel. Our Father has a giving heart, as evidenced by his generous giving of his Son and Spirit to us to save us, sanctify us, and guide us.

Jesus. No one was more filled with the Holy Spirit than Jesus. No one asked more for the Spirit, no one had more of the Spirit, and no one gave more than Jesus. In so doing he shows us the Father.

Ask. We have not because we ask not. The price tag on the Holy Spirit is “Ask.” It doesn’t say, “Reserved” or “Work” or “Study” or “Graduate.” When you don’t know what to do, “Ask!” No amount of studying can give you spiritual wisdom. Only asking can.

Prayer. All-wise God, we ask you for spiritual wisdom with steady confidence in your generous supply, especially when we are paralyzed and destabilized by trials.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1. What have you done in the past when you didn’t know what to do?

2. Compare and contrast your giving with God’s.

3. What would you have asked for if you were Solomon?

4. Give some examples of how God has given you wisdom in trying situations.

5. How has your experience of fatherhood affected the way you pray?

6. Who do you know that could benefit from these truths?

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God in the Heart, A Party in the Heart, A Guide for the Heart

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6:16 A Party in the Heart with Jo de Blois

11:00 Hero on a Mission: The Guide

New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray

The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David Murray

Visit thestorychanger.life for more resources on changing our story with God’s Story.