Discovering God’s Dream for Your Life

I’ve made a transition in recent years in the way I think and talk about God’s will. The will of God is a mysterious, elusive and frustrating concept for many people. Too often, we have made it into a game that borders on God playing “keep...

2 Scripture Passages Are Key to Discerning God’s Will

I have never been one to make serious resolutions for each new year. I am not opposed to making such resolutions, and I am certainly not cynical about those who make them and seriously try to keep them; I have just never really felt the need to make them. Yet, as we...

The Lord’s Prayer: Between Heaven and Earth

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on March 4, 2012. Daniel 7:13-18  Morning Prayer:   O God, we openly acknowledge as we pray this morning that we believe in your Son’s miracles.  We believe that the lame walked, that the...

Does God Pick the Winners in Football Games?

During my freshman year of college, our English professor overheard two students discussing the upcoming Iron Bowl. Each of the students expressed undying confidence in their team’s ability to win the big game. Finally, as the debate reached a stalemate, one of...

Demystifying What It Means to be Called by God

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on discerning God’s will. Read the first part: “Why God Doesn’t Care If You Buy a Red Car.” How does God guide his people? The answer is simple – in an almost infinite variety of...