Decisions  8

 Following God in our decisions


Intro: What is your favorite thing to do at the beach?


  1. Deut 30:19, Prov 3:5-6 God has given every one of us free will, we have the ability to do whatever we want, but we must understand our decisions have consequences.
    1. Deut 30:16, Matt 6:33 When we accept Christ, and put God first, and follow his will, we will be blessed in this life, and blessed at the end when we go to heaven.
      1. Deut 30:17-18 When we reject God, and go our own way, or the way the world influences us to go, we will have problems in this life, and go to Hell in the end.
      2. Deut 30:19 God has placed before us a choice between life, and death, blessings and cursings, every one of us must decide between life and death.
    2. Prov 16:25, 2 Cor 4:4 So many people choose the way of sin and death because it seems like the normal thing to do, and because satan blinds the hearts and minds of people with sin.
  2. Rom 10:13, Acts 4:12 Following God in our decisions begins with the most important decision our personal decision to choose to accept Jesus Christ as our savior.
    1. Rom 12:2 After we are saved, it is important that we surrender every area of our lives to Christ, many who get saved struggle in following God in their decisions.
      1. Eph 6:18, Luke 9:23 Following God in making decisions requires our dedication, we need to pray, fast, listen to Godly council, and deny our fleshly desires.
      2. Jer 29:11-13 When we surrender our will, our plans, our relationships, and our future to God, he will lead, guide, and bless every area of our lives.
    2. Rev 3:20 Each of us must decide between surrendering our lives to Christ and being blessed, or rejecting Christ and having real problems, What will you choose?



  1. Why do you think so many people choose death over life? What are some examples of how sin blinds people to the truth?
  2. What are some of the most difficult areas for us to surrender to God in our personal lives?
  3. Are there any areas of your life you believe the Holy Spirit is leading you to surrender to God? if so what areas?
  4. Is anyone currently facing a decision where you really need to know what God wants you to do? If so, what is the decision you are praying about?


End: Pray for any who need to accept Christ or recommit their lives to Christ, and pray for any who need to surrender areas of their lives to Christ, then take requests.