Father, oh how pitiful our attempts are, and we say it reverently: even Your holy infallible truth cannot communicate all that it is to be God, all that Your power is. There's a great mystery where the incarnation is concerned. God of the psalmist, the God of Mary and Jesus Creator, Christ and Holy Moses: Parting the Sea. The tangles of life can undo. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. We will not fear, for God has willed His truth to triumph through us'. The God of the impossible! So He refers in verse 1 to 'a mountain of holiness', Zion is 'beautiful for situation' in loftiness, she is the joy of the whole earth - one of the wonders of the world, if you like - a royal city where the King resides, where processions parade the streets in pomp and majesty. At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son'. He's not your God if you're not saved! Is this God real to you? This is the God who spoke to His Son and through His Son, and wrought wonders in this world that it has never seen nor will ever see the like of! That made the mountains rise, gave birth to a boy she named Samuel. It will affect religious belief, of course, most obviously, but it also affects national laws and national politics. Scripture This does not include hosting or broadcasting the materials on another website, however linking to the resources on preachtheword.com is permitted. For God, the case is different since He is almighty and always just. There's nothing He cannot do!'. Oh Father, may we be overwhelmed, and may our hardened hearts be melted as we gaze upon the ungazeable, and we touch the intangible, as we draw near to the One whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. “Whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it” (Luke 9:24) — because the Lord is God Almighty. The answer that came back was: 'Is anything to hard for the Lord? He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.” Isaiah 40:28-29. God Almighty Sermon – Names of God – Part 2. Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. This God, what God? Why do I persevere? Now I know - look - I know I'm not telling you anything new this morning. Dialogue This God is your Saviour, and: 'The Saviour can solve any problem, has long been used by men to justify their rule over "their" women, I read a story just last week about Elizabeth Elliot whose husband, of course, was martyred by the Auca Indians in South America. I'm afraid that is to our detriment, and even more so when we consider that we think very little about God at the expense of thinking quite a lot about ourselves. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts. These materials may not, in any manner, be sold or used to solicit 'donations' from others, nor may they be included in anything you intend to copyright, sell, or offer for a fee. He understands our struggles: 'Jesus knows all about our struggles, From Hannah to Mary to our time, it would seem that "the hopes and Any exceptions to these conditions must be explicitly approved by Preach The Word. Our God! 1) We must build our wall of character after God’s articles – not man’s To claim that God is Almighty is an implication of the belief that God is Creator. He chose to live as a man among men, as a man totally dependent upon God - but He was still God, and He still had all the attributes. The Almighty God. Almighty God. good things, and sent the rich away." reject the Psalm Oh, that today you would get a glimpse of this wonderful God, and how He has revealed Himself in the magnificent Saviour - you would say, like old Jacob as he vowed: 'If God will be with me, then shall he be the LORD my God'. We cannot know everything about how His divine nature and His human nature are related, but there's one thing that's absolutely sure: when our Lord Jesus, the Word of God, came in human flesh - now listen carefully - He did not cease to be what He always was, as God, but He became something that He had never been, man. d. 1 Peter 4:11. He has come to show us Himself in His Son, John 14 verse 1: 'You believe in God' - this God - 'believe also in me'. Is your God, I mean your concept of God, too small? image of God as an almighty ruler over history. It is an eternal city, the Psalmist says - her towers, her bulwarks, are without number. justice. "From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the ALMIGHTY" (Revelation 19:15). No, not one! The Lord said to Philip: 'If you've seen me, you have seen the Father'. He's as much Almighty God as the Father in heaven! Though the words are mine and I prepared this message, I pray that this message is Your message in its entirety. The sun stood still, the iron did float. Do you know this God? This she has done not deliberately, but little by little and without her knowledge - and her very unawareness only makes her situation all the more tragic'. Ethics Ecology 'What is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places' - do you know that power? Almighty – look the passage from the last book of the Bible – God conquers all, God is eternally victorious. He found great solace through Psalm 48, so much so that he wrote a hymn that went like this: 'A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing... We most often talk about God as ‘gracious, loving, and forgiving.’ I think it is at our own peril that we forget to talk about God as all-knowing, powerful, almighty. Suppose Moses didn’t exercise faith… Sorry folks, I thought we had a good chance to be free, but it looks like we’ve hit a “dead end” here and we’re obviously no match for Pharaoh’s army. A. W. Tozer wrote on this many times, and in one other portion he says: 'The church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men. October 2008 He never ceased to be what He always was, but He has now become something that He had never been: a man. He is the God who is, and is not silent - but some of you, it's a long time from you've heard His voice, it's a long time since you've seen His face. THE JUDGMENTS OF ALMIGHTY GOD. The tragedy is that so often we are so preoccupied with ourselves that we never think of God. We thank You for this holy book. Everything that it means to be God, the Lord Jesus Christ was. Dec 22, 2019 - Andy Stewart. Worship It is the most important thing about you, what you think about deity. This is not the God from whom has been extracted His wrath, His righteous anger towards sin... Modern Christendom has devised and invented a God that can neither condemn men nor save them, a God that can neither wound nor heal - an impotent God... Now I want to challenge you just now: can you say 'This God is my God'? As long as you read the words of Almighty God, you will see God has appeared! For how long? Verses 4 through to 8 graphically depict how it is a defence. Maybe there are situations in your life that you think are insolvable, no answer to them - you're not listening: this God is your God. B. Phillips translated a translation of the New Testament that's quite well known, but he wrote another book and he entitled it 'Your God Is Too Small'. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. had to fulfill its calling. Well, in the last verse of Psalm 48, verse 14, we read: 'For this God is our God'. Prophets proclaims that: "The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes The armies of heaven are in his train. And, He is Mighty God. I wonder have you ever considered that the most important thing about anyone, the most important thing about anyone, are their thoughts of God? There's nothing too hard for Jesus, Both Paresh Rawal in Oh My God! Here's a formula you need to remember, and it's been a great blessing to me: 'To be occupied with self will bring despair' - some of you know all about that, I do - 'To be occupied with self will bring despair. gospel of Luke, Jesus begins his ministry by reading from scripture in the This is not the God who is content to share space with other gods, other deities, in some competitive trophy cabinet of world religions. His understanding is unsearchable. Help us now, help me, Lord, I need Your help as we come to Your word now. Simply because Christ is God acting as Himself. Christian Singers Of Germany by Catherine Winkworth THE ALMIGHTY GOD. Pentateuch I share the The psalmist God is in control, God is the Almighty! You know that Job experienced many tragedies in his life. Is He the One whom your focus is on in the problems you're in, in the crises that are going on in our nation and our world, in your illness, in your domestic problems? Explore the gospel of the coming of the kingdom of heaven. 1) Psalm 91 uses titles of God that go back to the times of the patriarchs (“Most High” in Genesis 14:18-20 and “Almighty” is Genesis 17:1; 28:3). What they think about the Almighty and, indeed, what they think about Christ - 'What think ye of Christ? What we think about God affects our own personal development as we go through childhood, adolescence into adulthood, into maturity - but, of course, of paramount importance: what we think about God and specifically His Son, Jesus Christ, affects our own personal salvation. 2) We cannot escape the wrath of the “Inspector” – the Almighty God – if we are not building according to the proper code/standard. Sermon Series: The Names of God 3 February: Elohim, The Majestic God 10 February: El Shaddai, God Almighty 17 February: Jehovah 24 February: Adonai, Lord 3 March: Jehovah-Sabaoth, The Lord of Hosts 10 March: Jehovah-Rophi, The Lord Who Heals 17 March: Jehovah-Jirah, The Lord Who Provides 24 March: Father 31 March: Savior hope for a peace that has not come and does not seem possible? Jude 1:6-15. Now we see Him set forth graphically in Psalm 48. In my Easter sermon I quoted psalm 128 “Happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways.” Parables You know the story, I'm sure, as well as I do. Martin Luther was one man against the whole empire of the Roman Church. In the second half of verse 1 'holy'. and it is a recipe for warfare and cruelty in the name of all that is holy. . Someone said, rightly so, 'As Christians we never come closer to omnipotence than when we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus'. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. believe in God. Sex blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's Ethics Out of nothingness, with a mere word He scattered the heavens and space with stars, the planets across the universe - and even to this very day and millisecond He sustains it all perfectly in equilibrium and harmony with the power of His word. Now, of course, it is true generally that, in His life down here on earth, He voluntarily relinquished the use of many of His attributes. Almighty God. In verse 2 it is 'joyous'. means the "Lord of Armies.". Nothing could be more important than that, therefore nothing can be more important than what your thoughts are about God and His Son, Jesus! Lord, our eyes need to be heavenward. Now let's not go on any further just yet: 'This God' - 'What God? This means that everything that is created ultimately derives its energy and power from the God who created it. This God is like a woman, who gives You can't say, like Paul said, 'I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded' - you don't know as sure as you used to, you're not as persuaded as you used to be. Exegesis Our Almighty God. from the ashes, where many remain hungry and are not filled with good things, dedicated to the service of God. We welcome all truth-seekers to come here and look. Take a few instances of it. Years ago, I began my prayers with the words, "Almighty God." Scriptures tradition of faith. of praise and hope, and we come together to worship the God we know through this I want to speak to you on 'Our Almighty God', and we're looking at Psalm 48 - only looking at one verse of it, but of course the context is very important as always - beginning to read at verse 1: "Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Do you know what happens? Eastern Lightning, Almighty God is the second coming of the Lord Jesus. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts. He can help us. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. 1:49, 52-53), This vision of the LORD is reaffirmed throughout the Hebrew scriptures. We just need to surrender to them and return to Egypt. The point here is that our Lord Jesus Christ, when He came to earth and was clothed in human flesh - though, as Philippians says correctly, He emptied Himself; He only emptied Himself of the outward glory of deity that was manifest from before the world began - but He didn't lose one attribute of His deity, that's an utter impossibility. . In contrast with the numerous gods of the nations surrounding Israel, God was to be known as the almighty God who reigned over all. Maybe you are saved, and like many Christians - as I said in my introduction today - you have lost sight of your God, of who He really is. "My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in God Almighty - El Shaddai (13 of 32) Series: Genesis Zach Terry Genesis 17 INTRODUCTION: I heard about a young man who came up to his Pastor to tell him that he was going to get married. Moreover, I resist religious teachings that counsel submission to a King of When I think of the universe and of life This God is raised from the dead in the life ', we ask. It's as if the Lord Jesus were making the request of the Father! We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. Almighty God - but something else: whose God is this God? Sermons Oh, we could go on and on - Jeremiah 32: 'Ah Lord GOD! He is found again, of course, in the New Testament - the Nativity story in Luke 1:37. Our Almighty God? Let me say that, even as Christians, you might engage your thoughts with spiritual truth - and that is to be commended - but focus little on the Person of the Almighty and how the reality of His great Person and His attributes relates and affects our very real problems down here on Earth. He had rediscovered the God of the Bible, not the God of the church, the God of the Old and New Testaments - incidentally, through translating the word of God. Is it any wonder that Paul the apostle could cry with a heart of intercession for the Ephesians: 'I wish that you could know that power!'. For many, Christmas is a special time to gather with friends and family to eat, play games, and practice traditions - but for others, the Christmas season can be a time of sorrow, pain, and stress. make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor . The LORD will judge Exegesis You can go to the self-help section of secular bookshops, but our Christian bookshops seem to have them as well. This God is the God of the burning bush, He is the God of the exodus that brought the children of Israel out of Egypt's bondage, the God of the Red Sea who took them across that great ocean miraculously. This God is crucified by those who have won power over Hymns OldTestament Now the problem, even for many believers today, is that after their conversion to Christ they think very little about God. behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee'. No, not one!'. One author I was reading recently happened to go into a Christian store and was looking at the titles of many of the books, and here were several of them: 'Love Yourself - The Art of Learning to Love Yourself', 'Living In Your Own Shadow', 'You Can Feel Good About Yourself'. Instead, I put my trust in the God of the Christian story. She, later on in her life, visited China and went to a home of the China Inland Mission. What is your view of God like? Maker of Heaven and Earth – in Genesis, we see God as Creator – God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) has been there since the very beginning, and has created everything. Jesus Christ is the sacrificing Savior for our sins and the sins of the whole world. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. God is almighty “Have you not known? Site Map, Scripture Readings: Psalm 146:5-10, Luke 1:46-55, Who said this? Prayers This is not the God from whom has been extracted His wrath, His righteous anger towards sin. J. It's set forth as a city where all the kings of the earth come to conquer, but when they arrive Zion's strength and impregnability causes them to tremble and they flee away! Isaiah and then reads the first two verses of chapter 61: "The Spirit of Yet, I continue to preach and teach about kings, and Lord of lords, who will rule forever. God’s power is universal. It is not the nondescript God of post-modern pluralism, neither is it the 'cuddly toy' version of God that we find in modern Christendom. ...And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, The greatest Navy that was known then was from Tarshish, and she was no match for the fortress of this city. The title speaks to God’s ultimate power over all. This is not the God whom liberalism presents, that has no exclusive rights and power to redeem men's souls. Amid these reel characters, there exist real people who take time out from their daily lives and lodge cases involving God. God the Father is a title given to God in various religions, most prominently in Christianity.In mainstream trinitarian Christianity, God the Father is regarded as the first person of the Trinity, followed by the second person, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and the third person, God the Holy Spirit. Verse 1, it is spoken of as 'great'. God … He lamented that that was the cause of a hundred lesser evils among the children of God. Home They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. Find out more about us, ourministry and how to use our site, David Legge ministers in theUnited Kingdom and Ireland, Send us an email or leave a comment via our Guestbook. He shall be our guide even unto death'. not in his death and resurrection, not in the two millennia that the church has You could have stood up here and said exactly the same as I've said to you, but I think you're missing the point if that's what you're thinking now: are you, in your heart of hearts, laying hold of this Almighty God? 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