“IN GOD WE TRUST IN 2016”

First Sunday message by FARM Lead Pastor Rev. Rey Calusay

“IN GOD WE TRUST” IN 2016
Pro 3:1-11

Look back and thank God. Look forward and trust God.

5 TRUST ISSUES

1. TRUST WHAT HE SAYS! Pro 3:1-2
Obeying God’s Word is a trust issue
As a SON honors his Father Mal 1:6
“So – you want a prosperous New Year?
The Word of God is
Profitable – 2Ti 3:16-17
Living, Active, Sharp – Heb 4:12
Eternal – Isa 40:8

2. TRUST WHAT HE IS BUILDING IN YOUR LIFE! Pro 3:3-4
GODLINESS is a Trust Issue!
Godly character:
Permanently etched – write them in the tablet of your heart!
Personality Change – visible, practiced among people – bind them around your neck! (make it your ID- Identity)
Premium Value – Do not let them leave you. Do not belittle the importance of godly character. Do not feel uncomfortable, or ashamed that you have a different nature/genes in your life!
Godliness Results:
Win favor and a good name.
In the sight of God and Man!
Rom 14:18 NIV because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

3. TRUST WHERE HE IS GUIDING – Pro 3:5-8
Direction and Guidance is a Trust Issue.
Get only a Clear Direction:
by a personal trust (out of your intimacy with the Lord) “confidence in the person of the Lord.. “v6 Submit to Him
by a total (all your heart) trust in the LORD! “Do not lean in your own understanding”.. “In all your ways submit to Him” Pro 16:3 NIV Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Results: He will make your paths straight! Plain and Clear!
The foolishness of acting on your own, independent of God! Pro 3:7
Jer 10:23 It is not in man to direct his own way! • Spiritual Health and Welfare!

4. TRUST HIS ABUNDANT PROVISION – Pro 3:9-10
Material Wealth is a trust Issue
Mat 6:30 NIV If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you–you of little faith?
Giving is a Manner of Worship but also a Means of Trust!
People who cannot Trust the Lord are not Generous and Cheerful Givers.
Results:
Overflowing Barns
Brimming over Vats

5. TRUST HIM IN HARD TIMES Pro 3:11-12
Discipline is a Trust Issue!
The Hard Dealings of GOD: The Lord Disciplines and Rebukes!
He is acting as Father Who loves and Delights in His Children!
Proper reaction to the Dealings of God:
Trust by Yielding. Do not despise (do not shrink or object) His discipline. Trust His reasons, bigger plans, the fact that He is a good God. Nah 1:7 NIV The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
Trust by Hoping. Do not resent.. Job 13:15 NIV Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face. Psa 25:1-2 NIV 1 In you, LORD my God, I put my trust. 2 I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

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