ECC Messages

12/19/11 Nativity – “Unplanned Christmas” Jeremy Johnson

“We humans keep brainstorming options and plans but God’s purpose prevails.”  Proverbs 19:21

Sometimes God will change your plans
1.       To get your Attention.

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death” Proverbs 16:25

2.       Because your plan sucks.

“I know what I’m doing.  I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for” Jeremiah 29:11

*When our plans fail…listen to God.
*A faith that can’t be tested is a faith that can’t be trusted.
*God’s plans for us are messed up because of us.

3.       To teach you to Trust Him

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

When we don’t Follow God’s Plan

1.       Yesterday leaves me worn out…                              Fatigue
2.       Today finds me would up…                                         Frustration
3.       Tomorrow makes me worried sick…                       Fear

MV:  “The Lord will work out his plans for my life for his faithful love endures forever” Psalm 138:8

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