SouthPoint Church
Plans & Profits
January 30, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
James 4:13-17

Plans & Profits

January 30, 2022 / James 4:13-17

James 4:13-17

Plans & Profits



John 17:15-18 

δοῦλος : servant, bondservant, or slave

Christians have chosen to offer our lives in service to God.

Proverbs 16:9 

Our lives and our plans are no longer our own.

His plans are different than ours and His profits are different than ours.

Isaiah 55:6, 8-9 

Prayer is the primary method for discerning God’s plans for your life.

We tend to ask God to bless our plans instead of asking Him to guide our plans.

Mark 10:17-22 

John 5:19,30 

God’s profits are eternal.

Philippians 2:4-8 

Matthew 20:28 

Life Group Questions:

  1. Do you think that most modern Christians are comfortable with the idea that they have chosen to become a “servant” of God?
  2. What is the primary method that a Christian can discern the plan of God? What are some of the secondary methods?
  3. Has there been a time in your life where you clearly saw God lead you away from your plan and towards His?
  4. Where are God’s profits focused?
  5. What is the hardest part of this teaching for you?


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