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Summary: This sermon looks a five things God cannot do. 1. God Cannot Sin 2. God Cannot Lie 3. God Cannot Ignore Sin 4. God Cannot Save Apart From The Sacrifice Of Jesus 5. God Cannot Save Those Who Refuse To Believe

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Five Things God Cannot Do

How many of you have heard the children’s song – My God is so Big?

It goes like this:

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,

There’s nothing my God cannot do.

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,

There’s nothing my God cannot do.

He made the trees

He made the seas

He made the elephants too.

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,

There’s nothing my God cannot do.

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,

There’s nothing my God cannot do.

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,

There’s nothing my God cannot do.

The mountains are His

The rivers are His

The stars are His handy work too.

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,

There’s nothing my God cannot do.

There’s nothing my God cannot do.

There’s nothing my God cannot do.

For you!

(The song can be found on You-Tube with many variations.)

There is truth in this little song – in fact the Jeremiah says:

’Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You!’ Jeremiah 32:17 (NASB)

God Himself says there is nothing too difficult for Him when He says:

"Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?" Jeremiah 32:27 (NASB)

Our God is a BIG God and there is nothing He cannot do – but the truth of the matter is – there are some things that God cannot do. Today we want to look at five of those things.

1. GOD CANNOT SIN

God is pure and God is spotless. There is no stain or blemish on Him. He is holy and righteous and He cannot sin. Leviticus tells us:

‘I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.’ Leviticus 11:44 (NASB)

Samuel tells us:

"There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2 (NASB)

Our God has high expectations for His people – because His very nature is sinless, pure and holy. When you are dealing with God do not think that you are dealing with a mere man. You are not! He is completely pure and holy – He has never allowed sin to enter His life or to alter His character.

The prophet Habakkuk said of God:

“Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness with favor.” Habakkuk 1:13 (NASB)

No – God does not even like to look on sin. He is pure. He is holy.

Because God cannot sin – it stands to reason that:

2. GOD CANNOT LIE

Did you know that there are seven things that God cannot stand – and that lying is one of them? In fact the scripture tells us that God hates lying. Look with me at a passage from Proverbs:

“There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.” Proverbs 6:16-19 (NASB)


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