Decisions #2

The effects of our decisions


Intro: If you could choose to live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?


  1. Joshua 24:15 God has given everyone of us free will, we have the freedom to do whatever we want in this life.
    1. Psalms 90:10 We have been given our lifetime, an unknown number of days on earth to spend however we want.
      1. Rom 11:29 Every one of us are given gifts, talents, and abilities, and we can use our talents to serve God, or we can waste our talents in sin.
      2. Gal 6:7 Although we have the freedom to make any decision we want, we must know that every decision has an effect and a consequence.
    2. Prov 11:18, Prov 22:8 When we make good decisions we have good results, bad decisions bring about bad results.
  2. Matt 7:16-20 Where we are in our lives is a product of the decisions that we have made, the fruit of our lives shows wether we made good or bad decisions.
    1. Prov 19:3 Many people make bad decisions, and have bad results yet they blame God and wonder why their lives are messed up.
      1. Luke 15:17-24 The good news of the Gospel is that no matter how many bad decisions we have made, we can repent and turn back to God.
      2. Gal 6:8-9, John 10:10 God wants us to make good decisions in our lives so that we can avoid the destruction of sin and have the best life possible.
    2. Psalms 111:10, Hosea 4:6 When we fear God and follow his will, we gain the wisdom we need to make the right decisions in every area of our lives.


  1. What are some of the effects you have seen in your life both good and bad from the decisions you have made?
  2. Why do you think so many people who make bad decisions, expect to have good results?
  3. How long do you think it takes for us to see the effects of the decisions that we make in our lives?
  4. How can we be more aware of the effects of our decisions before we actually make our decisions?


End: Pray for any who are struggling with making the right decisions in areas in their lives, then take requests.