NOVEMBER 5, 2006 AM
“WHEN GOD HAS HAD ENOUGH”
SCRIPTURE READING: ISAIAH 5:1-7
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Genesis 6:3 (KJV) And
the LORD said, “My spirit shall not always strive
with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his
days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”
Have you ever tried to
build something or make something only to have it
turn out wrong?
A building project
A cooking or baking project
How did it make you feel?
Try to consider God’s side of this parable.
The Father is speaking of the His Son, “My Well
Beloved”, who had planted a vineyard.
There are eight things we need to note in this
The vineyard was planted in a fruitful place.
A wall was built for protection around it.
The stones had been removed from it.
The choicest vines were planted in it.
A tower was built in the midst of it.
A winepress was created in it.
God expected to receive good fruit.
It brought forth bad fruit.
How does this parable in Isaiah relate to us as
1 Corinthians 10:11-12 (NIV)
These things happened to them as examples and were
written down as warnings for us, on whom the
fulfillment of the ages has come.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be
careful that you don't fall!
Matthew 21:33-41 (KJV)
Hear another parable: There was a certain
householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it
round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built
a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into
a far country: and when the time of the fruit drew
near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that
they might receive the fruits of it. And the
husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and
killed another, and stoned another. Again, he
sent other servants more than the first: and they
did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent
unto them his son, saying, “They will reverence my
son.” But when the husbandmen saw the son, they
said among themselves, “This is the heir; come, let
us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
And they caught him, and cast him out of the
vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore of
the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those
husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably
destroy those wicked men, and will let out his
vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render
him the fruits in their seasons.
God had blessed Israel so she could become a
fruitful nation, bring glory and honor to Him, so
God has blessed the Church so she could bring forth
Let us compare what God did for Israel in this
parable and what He has done for the Church.
1. THE VINEYARD WAS PLANTED IN A FRUITFUL
He removed the children of Israel from the land of
Egypt into the land of Canaan; he has removed the
church from the world into the Kingdom of God.
God has place the Children of Israel in land the
flowed with milk and honey.
The Church dwells in the Kingdom of God will all it
resources available for it use.
God’s own hand planted the vineyard.
He has a right to the fruits. We must take care and
do not rob Him.
2. A WALL WAS BUILT FOR PROTECTION AROUND IT.
God gave to Israel the Law
and His Word to protect them from sin.
Psalms 125:2 (KJV)
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the
LORD is round about his people from henceforth even
Zechariah 2:5 (KJV)
For I, saith the LORD, will
be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be
the glory in the midst of her.
God has provided protection from the enemy to every
2 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV)
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong
Romans 13:12 (KJV)
The night is far spent,
the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the
works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of
2 Corinthians 6:7 (KJV)
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the
armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the
Ephesians 6:11 (KJV)
Put on the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles
of the devil.
3. THE STONES HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM IT.
God had provided a way for
Israel to remove all the inhabitance of the Land of
Canaan but Israel failed to do so.
God has removed the stones of sin, and the rocks of
false teaching and beliefs.
God has provided a way for the Church to be
victorious over sin through the power of the Holy
4. THE CHOICEST VINES WERE PLANTED IN IT.
Deuteronomy 7:6-8 (KJV)
For thou art an holy people
unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen
thee to be a special people unto himself, above all
people that are upon the face of the earth. The LORD
did not set his love upon you, nor choose you,
because ye were more in number than any people; for
ye were the fewest of all people: but because the
LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath
which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD
brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you
out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of
Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Israel was a chosen people
called out by God to be separated unto Him.
John 3:16 (KJV)
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have
John 15:1-5 (KJV)
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh
away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he
purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now
ye are clean through the word which I have spoken
unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide
in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth
in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much
fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
5. A TOWER WAS BUILT IN THE MIDST OF IT.
The towers were built to
provide a place to watch for those who would come
and do harm to the vineyard.
For Israel, God sent His prophets to warn and guide
Today God has given us His ministers and the Church
to watch over His children.
6. A WINEPRESS WAS CREATED IN IT.
This is where the crushing
of the grapes would produce the desired results.
God allows us to go through crushing experiences to
bring forth the sweetness of His wine in our lives
that others may taste of His goodness and desire to
7. GOD EXPECTED TO RECEIVE GOOD FRUIT.
God has provided everything
we need in order that the Fruit of the Spirit might
be produced in our lives.
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
8. IT BROUGHT FORTH BAD FRUIT.
Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV)
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are
these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions,
heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness,
revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you
before, as I have also told you in time past, that
they which do such things shall not inherit the
kingdom of God.
WHEN GOD HAS HAD ENOUGH.
Isaiah 5:3-7 (KJV)
And now, O inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you,
betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been
done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in
it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring
forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? And now
go to; I will tell you what I will do to my
vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it
shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof,
and it shall be trodden down: and I will lay it
waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there
shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command
the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the
vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of
Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and
he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for
righteousness, but behold a cry.
GOD IS THE GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE.
Luke 13:6-9 (KJV)
He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig
tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought
fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the
dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I
come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none:
cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he
answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this
year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
and if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after
that thou shalt cut it down.
God expects our lives to
produce good fruit.
NOVEMBER 5, 2006 PM
“THE FOUR C’S OF A SUCCESSFUL PRAY LIFE”
SCRIPTURE READING: LUKE 11:1-13; 18:1-14
SCRIPTURE TEXT: LUKE 11:1
Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in
a certain place, when he ceased, one of his
disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as
John also taught his disciples.
Jesus’ disciples had a
desire to know how to pray.
Do we have that same desire?
It is prayer that opens to us all the power and
resources of heaven yet too often we are content to
struggle along using our own strength and
One of the reasons we fail to pray, as we ought is
that too often our prayers are not answered.
The reason our prayers are often let unanswered is
because we do not know how to pray.
There are four important aspects of having a
successful prayer life.
I. WE MUST CONFESS AS WE PRAY
Of God’s greatness
O Lord GOD, thou hast begun
to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty
hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth,
that can do according to thy works, and according to
Great is the LORD, and
greatly to be praised; and his greatness is
Thou shewest lovingkindness
unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the
fathers into the bosom of their children after them:
the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts,
is his name, Great in counsel, and mighty in work:
for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the
sons of men: to give every one according to his
ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Who He is
Of God’s ability
I know that thou canst do
every thing, and that no thought can be withholden
Behold, I am the LORD, the
God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for
But Jesus beheld them, and
said unto them, With men this is impossible; but
with God all things are possible.
For with God nothing shall
The unlimited power &
resources of God are at our disposal.
Our own inabilities
“God does not need our solutions,
He needs our submission,
God does not need our answers,
He needs our availability.”
II. WE MUST PRAY WITH CONFIDENCE.
Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest,
that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of
God, let us hold fast our profession. For we
have not an high priest which cannot be touched with
the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all
points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of
grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to
help in time of need.
If ye then, being evil,
know how to give good gifts unto your children: how
much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to them that ask him?
But without faith it is
impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God
must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder
of them that diligently seek him.
1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him,
that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he
heareth us: and if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the
petitions that we desired of him.
III. WE MUST PRAY WITH CLEANLINESS OF HEART.
Search me, O God, and know
my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if
there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the
We must ask God to search
out our hearts because we do not know our own
The heart is deceitful
above all things, and desperately wicked: who can
know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the
reins, even to give every man according to his ways,
and according to the fruit of his doings.
We must ask God for forgiveness of our sins.
And forgive us our sins;
for we also forgive every one that is indebted to
us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us
NOTE: Nothing will keep our prayers from being answered
more than sin.
If I regard iniquity in my
heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Behold, the LORD'S hand is
not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear
heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your
iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you, that he
will not hear.
Now we know that God
heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper
of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
IV. WE MUST PRAY CONTINUALLY
Too often we give up just
before God answers our prayers.
Daniel prayer for 21 days before he receive his
Then said he unto me, Fear
not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst
set thine heart to understand, and to chasten
thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I
am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom
of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo,
Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me;
and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Now I
am come to make thee understand what shall befall
thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is
for many days.
And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a
friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say
unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend
of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have
nothing to set before him? And he from within
shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is
now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I
cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you,
Though he will not rise and give him, because he is
his friend, yet because of his importunity he will
rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I
say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek,
and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened
unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that
knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall
ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he
give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a
fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an
egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then,
being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children: how much more shall your heavenly Father
give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Our heart and life should
be in continual prayer before God.
And he spake a parable unto them to this end,
that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
saying, “There was in a city a judge, which feared
not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow
in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge
me of mine adversary. And he would not for a
while: but afterward he said within himself, Though
I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this
widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest
by her continual coming she weary me.” And the
Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge saith.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry
day and night unto him, though he bear long with
them? I tell you that he will avenge them
speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh,
shall he find faith on the earth?”
There are many things that
many of cannot do but we all can pray and prayer is
the greatest weapon of defense and offence we as
NOVEMBER 12, 2006 AM
“THE EFFECTS OF SEEING GOD”
SCRIPTURE READING: ISAIAH 6:1-8
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Isaiah 6:1 (KJV)
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the
Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and
his train filled the temple.
INTRO: Have you ever seen the Grand Canyon in person?
Seeing God in a personal way has a tremendous
We may not be able to see God with our physical eyes
but we can catch a glimpse of Him through our
John 3:3 (KJV)
Jesus answered and said
unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a
man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of
The Greek word see means; to know be aware,
consider, have knowledge, perceive, see, be sure,
We cannot begin to understand God or the things of
God until we have been born again, accepted Jesus
Christ as our Savior.
Romans 8:5 (KJV)
For they that are after the
flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that
are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
When we are taking about God, we are talking about
the Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
When we begin to catch a glimpse of God it will
affect us in three different ways:
It will effect how we view God.
It will effect how we view ourselves.
It will effect how we view our service to God.
I. HOW WE SEE GOD.
Most people, including
Christians, have a distorted view of God.
Our view of God will determine our relationship with
Of Who He is (His person).
Of His powers, His authority, and His
Of His character
The more we see,
understand, God the greater our awe will be of Him.
A. THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.
The attributes of God are
what makes Him God. The absence of anyone of
these attributes will mean that God is not God.
If we fail to see any of these attributes as
attributes of God, our concept of God will be
It will affect how we worship Him, how we believe in
Him and how we will serve Him.
Some of God’s attributes are found in His character
while others are seen through His abilities.
Attributes dealing with
This is different from
omnipresence. It means that God’s center is
It means that not only is He everywhere, He fills
His center is everywhere, His circumference
2 Chronicles 6:18 (KJV)
But will God in very deed dwell with men on the
earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens
cannot contain thee; how much less this house which
I have built!
This means have neither
beginning or end.
Genesis 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning God
created the heaven and the earth.
Deuteronomy 33:27 (KJV) The eternal God is thy
refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and
he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and
shall say, Destroy them.
Psalm 90:2 (KJV) Before the
mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst
formed the earth and the world, even from
everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Psalm 102:12 (KJV) But thou, O Lord,
shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all
Psalm 102:24-27 (KJV) I said, O my God,
take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years
are throughout all generations. Of old hast thou
laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens
are the work of thy hands, they shall perish, but
thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old
like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them,
and they shall be changed: but thou art the same,
and thy years shall have no end.
1 Tim. 1:17 (KJV)
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the
only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and
Revelation 1:8 (KJV) I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is,
and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
This also means there is
concept of time with God.
Exodus 3:14 (KJV)
And God said unto Moses, I
AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto
the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Psalm 90:4 (KJV) For a thousand
years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is
past, and as a watch in the night.
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV) But,
beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one
day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a
thousand years as one day.
God in unchangeable.
Psalm 102:27 (KJV) But thou art the
same, and thy years shall have no end.
Malachi 3:6 (KJV) For I am the
Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are
Hebrews 1:12 (KJV) And as a vesture shalt
thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but
thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) Jesus Christ the same
yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
James 1:17 (KJV) Every good gift
and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh
down from the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning.
God is independent of
everything and everyone else.
We are all dependent on others and especially on
God exist within Himself.
If there were not heaven or earth, God would still
Psalm 50:12 (KJV) If I were hungry,
I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and
the fulness thereof.
God does not need us, but we need Him.
CONCLUSION: As our view of God grows it will affect us in
every aspect of our daily lives.
In our attitude towards God Himself, towards
ourselves and towards our service to Him.
NOVEMBER 12, 2006 PM
“HAVING NO DOUBTS”
And being fully persuaded that, what he had
promised, he was able also to perform.
Many people go through life filled with
fighting fear, doubt and the anguish of not having
the confidence of knowing the certainty of God’s
love & peace.
There are many things in life and this world that
we cannot be sure of.
The stock market
The promises of politicians
other things we think we are sure of but we find out
that we were wrong.
The winning numbers of the
Who will win tomorrows game
The loan will go through
Promises will be kept
It has been said that there are only two things we
can be sure of, death and taxes.
When we have
no doubts we are confident and when we are confident
we have peace, peace of heart and peace of mind.
As a Christian
our confidence does not lie in ourselves but rather
comes when we are fully persuaded in the promises of
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind
is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
If we have doubts we will lose
our peace and live in doubt and fear.
James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For
he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven
with the wind and tossed. For let not that man
think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Those who add
but’s to God’s promises are not fully persuaded and
they continually live in defeat.
I want you to
know that there are several things that you can be
fully persuaded of, I will only mention a few
I. HAVING NO
DOUBTS WHO JESUS IS.
A. THAT HE IS THE SON OF GOD.
Twice God Himself acknowledged Jesus as His Son.
Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape
like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven,
which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am
Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud
overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the
cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased; hear ye him.
B. THAT HE IS THE ONLY SAVIOR.
How sad it will be for those, who thought that they
didn’t need a savior, or that their good works would
save them, when they find out how wrong they were.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by
Neither is there salvation in any other: for
there is none other name under heaven given among
men, whereby we must be saved.
HE IS BOTH LORD AND SAVIOR.
NOTE: We can have the confidence that not only can
Jesus save us, but that He can also direct our
What peace we
have when we are fully persuaded that God is in
control and that He will take care of everything.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know
assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom
ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Philippians 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and
given him a name which is above every name: that at
the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things
in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the
earth; and that every tongue should confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
II. HAVING NO DOUBTS THAT GOD LOVES US.
Often times this is the most difficult part of
becoming a Christian or even being a Christian.
Satan seeks to
put in our minds all sorts of reasons why God does
not truly love us.
We’re not good enough
God is a God of judgment
We’re too sinful
Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord
hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with
lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life. For God
sent not his Son into the world to condemn the
world; but that the world through him might be
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love
wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in
sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by
grace ye are saved;)
1 John 3:1-2 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath
bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons
of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because
it knew him not. Beloved,
now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet
appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he
shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see
him as he is.
III. HAVING NO DOUBTS
THAT GOD IS ABLE TO KEEP US.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they
follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and
they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck
them out of my hand. My Father, which gave
them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to
pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30I and my
Father are one.
Romans 8:34-39 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that
died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even
at the right hand of God, who also maketh
intercession for us. Who shall separate us
from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness,
or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake
we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as
sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through him that
loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither
death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor
things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other
creature, shall be able to separate us from the love
of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
ii Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things:
nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I
have believed, and am persuaded that he is
able to keep that which I have committed unto him
against that day.
IV. HAVING NO DOUBTS
THAT JESUS WILL RETURN.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in
God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are
many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told
you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I
go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there
ye may be also.
And when he had spoken these things, while they
beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him
out of their sight. And while they looked
stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two
men stood by them in white apparel; which also said,
Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into
heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you
into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have
seen him go into heaven.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of
many; and unto them that look for him shall he
appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
NOVEMBER 26, 2006 AM
“THE BLESSINGS OF KNOWING GOD”
SCRIPTURE READING: ISAIAH 6:1-8
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Philippians 3:10 (HCSB)
[My goal] is to know Him and the power of His
resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings,
being conformed to His death,
Knowledge has great power
ILL: Knowing Where to Hit with the Hammer.
The more a person knows about something the more
confidence they have in using it.
Most Christians today have a very shallow knowledge
The more we understand about God the closer our
relationship will be.
Mere knowledge and understanding of will not keep us
from times of doubt and fear but will in the long
run sustain us and bring us to victory.
The more we know and study about God, the more faith
we will have in Him.
The more we know and understand God the greater our
FEAR (reverence) will be for Him.
Jeremiah 5:21-22 (NLT)
Listen, you foolish and senseless people—who have
eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear.
Do you have no respect for me? Why do you not
tremble in my presence? I, the LORD, am the one who
defines the ocean's sandy shoreline, an everlasting
boundary that the waters cannot cross. The waves may
toss and roar, but they can never pass the bounds I
Attributes of God’s person (Who He is)
(God is centered everywhere)
(God has neither beginning or end)
(God does not change)
Self-sufficiency. (God is sufficient in Himself)
I. THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD’S ABILITIES.
These attributes reveal to
us, God’s power and authority and His ability to
meet any need we might have.
If we fail to see God
possessing these attributes our prayers will be
laced with doubt and unbelief.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
But without faith it is
impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God
must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder
of them that diligently seek him.
The key to knowing and understanding more about God
is, “Do we believe the Bible to be the Word of
OMNIPOTENCE (All Powerful)
Revelation 19:6 (KJV)
And I heard as it were the
voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many
waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings,
saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent
When we have faith in God’s
power, we have the assurance that we can face no
circumstance that He cannot control.
1 Chronicles 29:11-12 (KJV)
Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and
the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all
that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine;
thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted
as head above all. Both riches and honour come
of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine
hand is power and might; and in thine hand it
is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
2 Chronicles 14:11 (KJV)
And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord,
it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many,
or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our
God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go
against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God;
let not man prevail against thee.
Job 42:2 (KJV) I know that thou canst
do every thing, and that no thought can be
withholden from thee.
Isaiah 64:4 (KJV)
For since the beginning of
the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the
ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee,
what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Jeremiah 32:27 (KJV)
Behold, I am the Lord, the
God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for
Power to create.
Genesis 1:1 (KJV)
In the beginning God
created the heaven and the earth.
Isaiah 48:13 (KJV)
Mine hand also hath laid
the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath
spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they
stand up together.
Jeremiah 27:5 (KJV)
I have made the earth, the
man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my
great power and by my outstretched arm, and have
given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.
Amos 5:8 (KJV)
Seek him that maketh the
seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of
death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with
night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and
poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The
Lord is his name:
Revelation 4:11 (KJV)
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast
created all things, and for thy pleasure they are
and were created.
Power over nature.
Job 38:8 (KJV)
Or who shut up the sea with
doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out
of the womb?
Psalm 89:8-9 (KJV)
O Lord God of hosts, who is
a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness
round about thee?  Thou rulest the raging of the
sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest
Mark 4:41 (KJV)
And they feared
exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of
man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey
Power over life and death.
Deuteronomy 32:39 (KJV)
See now that I, even I, am
he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make
alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any
that can deliver out of my hand.
Genesis 18:14 (KJV)
Is any thing too hard for
the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto
thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall
have a son.
Isaiah 25:8 (KJV)
He will swallow up death in
victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from
off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he
take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath
Hosea 13:14 (GW)
“I want to free them from
the power of the grave. I want to reclaim them from
death. Death, I want to be a plague to you. Grave, I
want to destroy you. I won't even think of changing
Power over disease.
Psalm 103:3 (KJV)
Who forgiveth all thine
iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
And said, If thou wilt
diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and
wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his
statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon
thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I
am the Lord that healeth thee.
Power over governments.
2 Chronicles 20:6 (KJV)
And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou
God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the
kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there
not power and might, so that none is able to
Psalm 75:6-7 (KJV)
For promotion cometh
neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from
the south. But God is the judge: he putteth
down one, and setteth up another.
Daniel 2:21 (KJV)
And he changeth the times
and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up
kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge
to them that know understanding:
Daniel 4:17 (KJV)
This matter is by the
decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word
of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may
know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of
men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and
setteth up over it the basest of men.
 Holman Christian Standard Bible