Return to list of sermons G - L



TITLE: How big is God?

TEXT: Ephesians 1:17-20

PROPOSITION: Our faith in God may limit our work for Him.

QUESTION: How?

KEY WORD: Attainments

SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. A hindrance for many is their weak or dead faith.
  2. What is your view of God? How powerful (big) is your God?

 

Raise up children from stones

  1. Luke 3:8
  2. God does not NEED you for his work.
  3. Matthew 4:3 Can make bread from stones
  4. Luke 19:40 Apostles silent, stones will cry out
  5. Esther 4:14 Silent deliverance from another source

Keep His Promise

  1. Romans 4:21 What he promised, able to perform
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:20 All promises of God are Amen
  3. Song "Standing on the Promises"

Make Grace Abound

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:8 ALL grace, always, all sufficiency, all things, every good work
  2. Saved by grace Ephesians 2:8-10
  3. Grace does not come from men from God

Beyond our Dreams

  1. Ephesians 3:20 above all that we ask or think
  2. Pray, dream, imagine, plan, set goals = God is bigger

Control (subdue) all things

  1. Philippians 3:21 transform our lowly body
  2. Made like his glorious body
  3. He is in control of all things including death and the grave

Keep what is committed to him

  1. 2 Timothy 1:12
    1. Suffer persecution It is OK
    2. I am not ashamed
    3. I know whom I have believed (not just what)
    4. I am persuaded HE IS ABLE
  2. Do you have this faith?

Save to the Uttermost

  1. Hebrews 7:25 uttermost = full, entire, complete
  2. "I am too mean for God to save me." Not true.

Keep you from stumbling

  1. Jude 24 God can protect you from stumbling
  2. He did this for Jesus Matthew 4:6 from Psalm 91:11-12

Conclusion

  1. How big (powerful) is the God you worship and serve?
  2. Has your faith in God diminished His ability to work through you?


Return to list of sermons from G - L