How to Face the Future

September 12, 2020   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

What Does the Future Hold?
How to Face the Future

I. Introduction

A. What is supposed to be the viewpoint of a follower of Jesus toward the ?

II. Mistakes When Facing the Future

A. Planning without

1. James 4:13 (NAS) Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.”

2. Include in your planning and goal setting!

3. James 4:15 (NAS) Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”

B. Presuming about

1. James 4:14 (NAS) Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

a. Life is .

b. Life is .

i. Isaiah 56:12 (NAS) “Come,” they say, “let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; and tomorrow will be like today, only more so.”

ii. Proverbs 27:1 (NAS) Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

2. Live at a time!

a. Matthew 6:34 (NAS) “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

C. Putting off doing what is

1. James 4:17 (NAS) Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

2. Do it !

D. There are really three things you can do with your life:

1. You can your life.

2. You can your life on different things.

3. We can our life.

a. Where I spend my time may determine where will spend their eternity!

E. How do you face the future?

1. Do you without God?

2. Do you have a tendency to take for ?

3. Do you know the thing to do, but you doing it?

III. Conclusion

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