In this series of sermons, our founding pastor, W. Graham Smith, talks about God’s will for our lives. Grahams clears up some confusion about His will in this first sermon in the series. Here are some excerpts:

God’s Will

“If you could ask God one question, I suspect that many of you would ask this one: “What is God’s will for my life?” Nothing is more important than knowing God’s will…”

What God’s Will Is Not & Attitudes That Block His Will

“God wants you to understand what His will is; but, you ask, “Why is it so difficult to figure out? How come it’s so confusing?” I think the reason is that there are some basic misconceptions about God’s will, and I want to look at them with you this morning. Let me tell you what God’s will is not. God’s will is

  1. Not a feeling…
  2. Not a formula…
  3. It is a fellowship; it’s a friendship…”

So let’s see what God has to say about attitudes that block His will in your life. There are at least three of them. Don’t Be:

  1. FATALISTIC about God’s will…
  2. FEARFUL about God’s will…
  3. FRUSTRATED about God’s will…

We Must Have Faith

“…Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Do you want to please God by being in His will? It requires faith, and that is why He doesn’t spell it all out! If He spelled it all out, would that require any faith? No. Faith comes when you’re not really sure, and you have to take that step into the dark. He gives you light only for a step at a time…”


Graham has a lot more to say about this topic. If you would like to learn more, please download and read the attached transcript of the sermon, as the above excerpts do not even scratch the surface. If you would like to do a word search on the transcript, download the file, and then open the file with your web browser after downloading and use your browser’s find feature.

February 17, 1991

Ephesians 5:15-17

Rev. W. Graham Smith

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