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April 26, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)


April 26, 2020 / 48:

Directed by Truth

Series:  “New Normal” part 5

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Dr. Chris Vaught, Sr. Pastor

Psalm 119: 89— “LORD, your word is forever, it is firmly fixed in heaven.” 

At the end of His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, 

Matthew 7: 24-27“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. It collapsed with a great crash.”

Isaiah 48: 17-19, (CSB)—This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says:I am the Lord your God,  who teaches you for your benefit, who leads you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had paid attention to my commands. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. 19  Your descendants would have been as countless as the sand, and the offspring of your body like its grains; their name would not be cut off or eliminated from my presence.

  1. God about the  of your . – vs. 17
    1. Redeemer (ga ‘ al) = 
    1. Lead (darak) =
    1. How God Teaches and Directs.
      1. By His
      2. By His

    Psalm 119: 105— Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. 

    John 16:13—When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

    John 14: 26— But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.

    2 Peter 1:21— because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

    2 Timothy 3:16— All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,

    1. The to be directed by GOD’S Truth– vs. 18

    James 1: 18-25— By his own choice, he gave us birth by the word of truth so that we would be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.19 … Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger… 21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like someone looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of person he was. 25 But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who works—this person will be blessed in what he does.


    5 Steps found in James 1 to position your life to be directed by God’s Truths.  

        1. to God’s Word
        1. Word
        1.  God’s Word
        1. and on God’s Word  
        1.   (Do it)
    1. The  of being directed by God’s truth. – vs. 18-19
      1.  of Mind
      1. Lifestyle
      1.  Influence

    Psalm 119: 165— Abundant peace belongs to those who love your instruction; nothing makes them stumble

    The Big Take-Away:

    My Next Steps to Living My Life Directed by God’s Truths Are…


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