6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

In addition, God wants you to win.

> Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you”—[this is] the Lord’s declaration—“plans for [your] welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Listen, God is pulling for you. He wants you to win as a believer, as a Christ follower. He wants you to be blessed, and He wants to use you to turn this world upside down! He wants to use you to impact others, to win your friends, to impact the world, and to bring glory to Him. God is on your side!

Paul was so excited when he remembered that God was pulling for him that he wrote in Romans 8:31:

> Romans 8:31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

* Tell somebody, “God is for you!” Tell somebody, “God wants you to win!”

Do you believe it? Do you believe it? God wants you to win!

I am afraid that too many churches and far too many Christians settle for getting by, for “good enough”. Oh, let’s just hang on till Jesus comes. Such an attitude makes Jesus sick.