Choosing the Right Path, It Does Make a Difference

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Speaker: 
Ardy Parlin
Date: 
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Scripture: 
Proverbs 4:23-27, Matthew 7:24-28
Ardy Parlin is the Executive Director of Encounter Revival Ministeries
 
 
LEARNING FROM BIBLE PERSONALITIES 
 
Adam/Eve 
Achan 
Jonah 
Joseph!
Daniel 
Paul
 
 
WHY DO WE CHOOSE WRONG PATHS? 
‣ They seem enticing and atractive. 
‣ They are appealing to the flesh. 
‣ We are deceived. 
‣ We disconnect the choices from the destination. 
 
 
THE PATHS WE CHOOSE FOR LIFE AND LIVING 
‣Indicate the condition of the heart (Mathew 12:33-34) 
‣Influence others (Lot and his children) 
‣Determine our future 
‣Have consequences and results 
 
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE RIGHT CHOICES & CHOOSE RIGHT PATHS? 
1. Regular/daily time in the Word 
2. Commitment to obey the Word 
3. Guard my mind (Proverbs 4:23) 
4. Choose each path carefully and prayerfully (Proverbs 27:12) 
5. Live daily in the fear of God (Proverbs 1:7, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) 
 
WHAT TO DO IF I AM ON THE WRONG PATH 
 
1. Stop 
2. Pray 
3. Make changes 
4. Start on the right path 
5. Get help if necessary 
6. Be careful
 
 
PRINCIPLES TO REMEMBER 
‣Every choice has a consequence or result. 
‣Each path has a destination. 
‣Intentions do not override choices. 
‣God forgives sins but does NOT wipe out consequences.