Sermon:
LETTING GO OF THE ROPE! (PART II)
COMING TO KNOW GOD


INTRO: BEGAN A SERIES “LETTING GO OF THE ROPE.”
A). GOD’S WORD FOR 2000: QUIT HANGING TO OLD LIFE/
WAYS/HABITS AND TRUST GOD TO BE GOD IN YOUR LIFE.
B). LETTING GO MEANS STOP PUTTING LIMITS ON GOD.
C). THE GOOD SHEPHERD DESIRES US TO HAVE ABUNDANT LIFE
D). A GOOD SHEPHERD PROMOTES AND PROTECTS LIFE.
E). THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE THIS ABUNDANT LIFE IS LET GO
AND LET GOD BE GOD IN OUR LIFE.
F). ONE REASON WE FEAR LETTING GO IS BECAUSE WE LACK
THE KNOWLEDGE TO FULLY TRUST HIM AS GOD.

1). EXODUS 6:7 – “I WILL TAKE YOU FOR MY PEOPLE, AND I…”
A). GOD IS SAYING “I AM GOING TO TEACH YOU TO BE MY
PEOPLE, SO THAT I CAN BE YOUR GOD”
B). THEY LACKED THE KNOWLEDGE FOR GOD TO BE GOD.
C). “MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE,
BECAUSE YOU HAVE REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I REJECT YOU”
D). ALL GOD DID FOR THEM, AND THEY DID NOT KNOW HIM.
1). HE SENT ANGELS.
2). SPOKE AUDIBLY TO THEM
3). HE FULFILLED PROMISES;
STILL THEY DID NOT KNOW HIM, HIS POWER, GLORY.
4). HE OPENED THE RED SEA AND DROWNED THE EGYPTIANS.
5). BROUGHT WATER FROM A ROCK AND FOOD FROM HEAVEN.
6). HE COVERED THEM WITH A CLOUD BY DAY AND FIRE NIGHT
7). CHASED OUT THEIR ENEMIES AND DESTROYED KINGDOMS.
8). HE GAVE THEM CANAAN LAND, HOUSES, FOOD, DRINK,
WEALTH, AND YET THEY STILL DID NOT KNOW HIM.
E). ALMIGHTY GOD PROVIDED AND BLESSED THEM ENDLESSLY,
YET THEY STILL NOT KNOW HIM.
F). SOMETIMES OUR KNOWLEDGE IS SHALLOW AND SKEPTICAL.
1). MAN SITTTING ON BENCH READING BIBLE, SKEPTIC
CAME
G). THEY HAD WITNESSED THE POWER OF GOD TIME AND TIME
AGAIN, AND THEY STILL NOT KNOW HIM.

2). WE REALLY ARE NOT MUCH DIFFERENT;
A). WE HAVE WITNESSED THE POWER OF GOD TIME AND TIME.
B). WE’VE EXPERIENCED HIS PRESENCE, ANSWERED PRAYERS.
C). WE’VE BEEN TAUGHT HIS LOVE AND WITNESSED
ABOUT IT.
D). YET FEW CAN SAY THEY KNOW GOD THE WAY HE DESIRES.
E). GOD IS STILL LOOKING FOR A PEOPLE TO LET HIM BE
GOD.
F). PARABLE OF MASTER HAVING A FEAST; MADE EXCUSES
WHY THEY COULD NOT ATTEND. SERVANT SENT OUT….” G). HIS CHOSEN GENERATION DID NOT RECEIVE HIM, THAT
OPENED THE DOOR FOR YOU AND I.

3). LOOK AT AREAS WE LIMIT GOD’S POWER AND PROMISES;
A). PSALM 78:41 – LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OPENS THE DOOR FOR
DOUBT AND DISBELIEF.
B). WE TRUST GOD IN SOME AREAS, BUT WE HAVE LIMITS.
C). WE HAVE AREAS WHICH WE REUSE TO LET OF THE ROPE IN
BECAUSE WE DO NOT BELIEVE GOD CAN HANDLE FOR US.
D). EXAMPLE; HEALING! WE PRAY AND BELIEVE HEALING FOR
OTHERS, YET PLACE LIMITS ON GOD FOR OUR OWN BODY.
E). WE SEE GOD PERFORM MIRACLES ON OTHERS, YET PLACE
LIMITS ON OUR LIFE. (WE MAY NOT EVEN PRAY THE SAME)
F). SALVATION: WE PRAY FOR WALLS TO COME DOWN IN CUBA,
BUT LIMIT GOD TO SAVING OUR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS.
G). “MY LOVED ONE IS SUCH A TOUGH CASE, GOD DOESN’T
SEEM TO BE HEARING ME”
H). IF THIS