6/06/2020 – Center Barnstead Christian Church – centerbarnsteadcc.org

The LORD has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything.

Psalms 103:19

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

God is Sovereign

“God is in complete control of all things, He is supreme in power & position although He may choose to let certain events happen according to natural laws, which He has ordained.”

Dr. Charles Ryrie

1. God has a plan

He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth.

Daniel 4:35

The LORD will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.

Psalms 138:8

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

2. God’s plan will be completed

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.

Ephesians 1:11

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

Genesis 50:20

3. God’s plan pleases Him

I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.

Psalms 135:5-6

4. God’s plan includes evil

The LORD works out everything for his own ends—even the wicked for a day of disaster.

Proverbs 16:4

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

5. God guarantees it

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:13-14

2 questions:

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

James 1:13-15

Don’t be misled. Remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow! Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death.

Galatians 6:7-8

But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone, especially to our Christian brothers and sisters.

Galatians 6:8-10

Edward Kimball –

Dwight L. Moody –

F.B. Meyer –

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Billy Sunday –

Mordecai Ham –

Billy Graham –

Thought to Go:

“God’s plans will always be more beautiful and greater than all your disappointments.”

Mike Bush