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Summary: This is the 3rd sermon in the series "Church On The Rocks". This sermon looks at who God uses and how His plans differ from ours. The sermon also looks at this with a Christmas view in mind.

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Sunday Morning December 1, 2002 Bel Aire Baptist Church

Series: “Church On The Rocks” [#3](Christmas Message #1)

GOD, ARE YOU SURE?

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Introduction:

1. Have you ever thought about how God does things? So often the way God does things does not make sense to me. I sure wouldn’t do it the way He does, but I am not God.

2. I have also noticed that God uses people that I would not use. For example, I would never use me to preach. I would have never used some fishermen and a tax collector to be a part of the 12 Apostles. I would have never used John the Baptist to lead the way for the Son of God. But, God did! Have you ever just asked God the question, “God, are you sure?”

3. This morning we are going to look at two types of choices God makes.

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

The first choice we will look at is God’s choice of…

People

1. Our text says that when God them that most of them were not wise, influential, or of noble birth.

2. God chose the foolish, weak, and lowly.

3. In Jesus’ family line you will find prostitutes, foreigners, liars, adulterers, murderers, etc… You will also find people who were poor and not influential. In fact, Jesus’ mother was poor.

1 Corinthians 1:30-31

The second choice we will look at is God’s choice of…

Plans

1. God chose to send His only begotten Son to earth as a baby. The King of kings and Lord of lords was born in a cattle stall. Some tried to kill Him. He was not treated as a king.

2. Why would God choose to save sinful lost people this way? Surely He could have done it differently?

3. Not only did God choose to use His Son as the plan, but after Jesus paid our price on the cross, as Christians we stand righteous before God. We stand holy before God. We are redeemed. We have been paid for by Jesus Christ.

Conclusion:

1. Let me ask you this morning, “Has God chosen you to do a specific thing but you are saying, ‘God are you sure?’” You just don’t feel qualified enough, rich enough, smart enough, etc… Remember God’s standards are different than ours.

2. If you are here without Christ, I want you to realize that God went to a lot of trouble for your salvation. Accept the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ.

3. God knows what He is doing. Trust Him!


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