Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 


Test patterns are used for calibrating or troubleshooting the downstream signal path and are generated by test signal generators, which do not depend on the correct configuration (and presence) of a camera. Digitally generated cards allow vendors, viewers and television stations to adjust their equipment for optimal functionality.




        OPEN DOORS


        GOD’S VOICE


  1. Open/Closed Doors
    1. Circumstances
      1. In Christ, Circumstances will Communicate God’s Will
      2. Circumstances will communicate what WASN’T God’s Will
    2. Open Doors
      1. I Corinthians 16 For the present, I’m staying right here in Ephesus. A huge door of opportunity for good work has opened up here (there is also mushrooming opposition) 
    3. Closed Doors
      1. Paul and Timothy
        1. What HAPPENS on the JOURNEY is often MORE Significant than ARRIVING at the DESTINATION                                                                                
        2. Acts 16:6-8 They went to Phrygia, and then on through the region of Galatia. Their plan was to turn west into Asia province, but the Holy Spirit blocked that route. So they went to Mysia and tried to go north to Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus wouldn’t let them go there either. Proceeding on through Mysia, they went down to the seaport Troas.
      1. Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 
        1. EQUIPPING
    2. SPOUSES
      1. I Peter 3:7 In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.
    3. PARENTS
    1. God’s WORD = God’s VOICE
      1. 2 Tim 3:16-17 Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
    2. Don’t Seek SIGNS
      1. Matthew 6:33 Seek first the Kingdom and His Righteousness
      2. John 4:42  Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world.”
      3. John 4:48 “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?”
    3. Difficulty Hearing
      1. John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 
      2. God IS Speaking — Are we listening?
    4. God’s WORD = God’s VOICE
      1. 2 Tim 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.