Biblical Planning

Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 16

Pastor Ryan began the message by asking each of us this question: What doors are open for you?

In today’s message, we looked at three important attributes of good planning.

Good Planning

  1. Good Planning is biblical. (1 Cor. 16:7-9)
  • It’s evident that Paul had plans. He had financial plans, specific plans, and collective plans.
  • Isaiah 32:8 – “But he who is noble plans noble things and on noble things he stands.”
  1. Good Planning is flexible.
  • Paul uses the words “if”, perhaps”, “maybe”, “I hope”. He held things with an open hand.
  • Paul was more focused on the open door in his current circumstance rather than future opportunities.
  • “Most of God’s will isn’t seen out the front window. It is seen in the rearview mirror.” – Larry Osborne
  1. Good Planning anticipates opposition. (1 Corinthians 16:9)
  • “and there are many adversaries.”
  • Examples found in Paul’s life:  He was beaten with rods in Acts 16 and we also read some of his last words to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4 before he was executed.
  • Good planning is successful planning; However we must remember it might not be what we expect.

Questions for reflection and discussion:

  • Have I been faithful to the current doors God has opened to you? What might it look like to walk faithfully in the opportunities God has given you?
  • What are your opportunities to serve in ministry? What doors might God be opening up to you at Kingsland?
  • In what ways has opposition prevented you from walking through the doors God has opened up

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