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 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.”
- 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
- 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