Life is a gamble.

Col 2:8-23; 3:1-4; Luk 12:16-21; Jam 1:17; Joh 3:16.

COL-56-181021 - length: 57:33 - taught on Oct, 21 2018

Class Outline:

John Farley
October 21, 2018

Life is a gamble.

Life is a gamble. From start to finish, it’s a gamble.

Every day, we face risks and uncertainties.

You gamble every time you make a decision where you do not know the outcome.

But you have no guarantee that it will pay off.

Life is risky,
and it always will be, and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Nothing.

Lately, even being a citizen of the United States is a gamble.

Will China defeat us in a military campaign? Or an economic war?

And God is not going make our lives on earth risk-free.

We know this,
but we still think
we can beat the odds.

But it’s all empty deception.

COL 2:8

If we do everything right, then our lives will somehow be perfect.

COL 2:20-23

If we listen to our dreams or visions , they will protect us so that none of these bad things can happen to us.

COL 2:18-19

LUK 12:16-21

God makes sure that His dealings on our behalf are certain and secure.

God is totally reliable.

JAM 1:17

The promises of God are a sure thing.

COL 2:12

Faith in Christ is not a gamble.
God makes a no-risk offer.

JOH 3:16

And God does not
leave us guessing
about whether our sins have been forgiven.

COL 2:13-14
COL 2:9-10

Yeah but here I am still struggling with my fears and anxieties about the future.

Let the Lord handle the heavy weight of them. His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

COL 3:1-4

Let’s bet it all on the Lord!