Sunday, August 20, 2017

Big God - He is Sovereign - over ALL

Mark Hughes pastor

Our God reigns. Not our God resigns. 

The universe is not a giant clock that God made and now watches from afar. 

Yago the angry bird said large and in charge. 
God does not play dice with the universe. He charts the path of the lightening bolt. There are no accidents. 

God is Sovereign over every outcome 
Ephesians 1.11 predestined
Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
Ephesians 1:11 NLT
Do you have free will? Look at the mistakes you made. 
When you had children you had sovereign control. No longer. They think they own everything. 

We are like that. We take charge of our lives. 

Can we be predestined and have free will? 

God says he is 3 people. We don't know how. Dynamic tension. Justice and love. That's how it works. 

Romans 8:29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Romans 8:29 NLT

God knows what we will choose. Are we elected? Whosoever will is over the entrance of heaven. On the inside it says Chosen.

Ron McLean Gateway church is a great prayer warrior. He said: I will take a big dose of the sovereignty of God. 

God moves in mysterious way

24 year old graduate in agricultural. Phoned all the presidents of ag companies. Got an appointment. Sent to apply in the basement to apply for a job. Spent every day looking for a job all day every day. Ended up listening to a Bible School class. God says here is where I want you.

God is Sovereign over every evil. 

How could a good God alow evil. He does. He could flick it off. He allows it. He uses evil for His ends. Nebuchadnezzer was evil.
During the third year of King Jehoiakim's reign in Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.
Daniel 1:1 NLT

He was a servant of God. 

In 1742 Voltaire said there would be no Bibles in the future. When he died his house was bought by the Bible Society. 

God is Sovereign over every blunder. 

Whistler's Mother painting. 

There are no mistakes just happy little accidents. Happy trees. 

The accidents are all parts of God's plan. David took another man's wife and killed the husband. He then married her and Jesus descended from that adulterous evil.


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