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Summary: No matter how good things are going; no matter how bad things are going; it isn't about us. It's all about God.

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Blessed Be the Name of the Lord

August 6, 2017 Morning Service

Pastor’s 10th Anniversary

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: No matter how good things are going; no matter how bad things are going; it isn't about us. It's all about God.

Focus Passage: Job 1:1-22

Supplemental Passage: for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. (Romans 14:8 NASB)

Introduction: On July 30, 2017, there was a massive devastating fire in downtown Wagoner, OK. It completely destroyed 4 historical buildings which housed 3 businesses and 4 or 5 apartments. One of those businesses is Owl Drug, owned by Matt Villandry who also happens to pastor Grace Baptist Church, out on Highway 51. Pastor Matt said it was only possessions and that their business would continue. He reopened his pharmacy on August 8, 2017, just 9 days after the fire. He gave glory to God when interviewed for the news.

I. Good Times

a. So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses' hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him. So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. (Exodus 34:28-30 NASB)

b. Now Solomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and exalted him greatly. (2 Chronicles 1:1 NASB)

II. Bad Times

a. Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God. (Job 1:22 NASB)

b. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:12-13 NASB)

c. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NASB)

III. It’s all about God

a. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. (Philippians 4:12 NASB)

b. Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

c. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NASB)

Application/Invitation: And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NASB) Are you blaming God for some difficult thing you had to live through/are going through? When we keep our eyes on our troubles, instead of our Savior, we can get confused as to the answer to the question of “why?” Our purpose is to glorify God with our response to whatever is good and whatever is bad or difficult. We may not know the answer to “why?” until the other side of glory. Trust God! Trust that He is in control!


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