How to Know the Will of God

by Jonathan Laurie on May 28, 2023

Sermon Notes

In this webcast, pastor Jonathan Laurie shares a message from Romans 12 in our “Timeless: Unchanging Truths Series  at Harvest Christian Fellowship titled, “How to Know the Will of God”


1. Present Your Bodies.

Seeking God’s Will should not be relegated only to the weighty matters of who we should marry, what cancer doctor we should move forward with, should we take a risk and move out of state for a new job; it’s not just for the monumental decisions in life, but in everything we do!

Human beings are made up of thoughts, actions, and emotions—all of which areas we are to present to God.

Thoughts (Philippians 4:8)

Actions (James 2:17)

Emotions (Jeremiah 17:9; Proverbs 29:11)

Presenting your body as a living sacrifice ultimately means, “to pursue God’s pleasure.”


2. Do Not Be Conformed.

To “echo this world” means, you repeat the behavior, the speech, attitude, and overall objectives this world sets: Wealth, beauty, indulgence, ego, selfishness, and power.

3. Be Transformed.

4. God’s Will Is God’s Word.


Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

Abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3).

Seek first God’s Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

Suffer for doing good (1 Peter 4:19; 3:17).

Be saved (Revelation 22:17).

Walk worthy (Colossians 1:10).

Doers and not hearers only (James 1:22).

Be a student of God’s Word  (2 Timothy 2:15).



  • Romans 12:1–2
  • Ephesians 5:15–17
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31 
  • 1 John 2:15
  • 2 Corinthians 3:18
  • Romans 12:2

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