6-Week Series: Against All Odds


Summary: Nothing is impossible with God. God wants to use you for His purpose. Here are 4 points to guide you in sharing His Benefits with others.


Key Verses:

Philippians 4:13 I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me.

Psalm 103

1 Peter 4:7-11

2 Peter 3:8-10

God Can Use Anybody

Missions Trip to India

My Mom at almost age 70 is off to India with a group on a missions Trip

Following our Bible in 90 days, this morning I ready from Joshua 1:7-11. As I read these words, they seemed to jump off the page.

This trip to India is a 3 day travel across the big ocean to set foot in a land where people need the Lord.

Reading the words…

Be strong and courageous. Keep focused. Speak the Word of God. Meditate on it day and night, then you will succeed. Don’t be afraid, The Lord is with you. Prepare your supplies, for within 3 days you will pass over Jordan (water=ocean) to go and possess the land = Claim it for the LORD JESUS.

At the airport…Gladys was missing her luggage – before she got on the plane. Left in the van.

But she didn’t let that stop her, or even get her down. She was bound and determined to move forward.

We learned that a bag with medicine was stolen, but God provided. One of the others had the same medicine, and enough to share.

I can’t wait to see what the LORD has planned for these Missionaries.

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MOVIE - Ratatouille

Theme = Anybody can cook

REVIEW: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.

When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau, whose legacy was the theme of ‘anyone can cook’. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

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God can Use Anyone

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Psalm 103 - The Lord is...merciful, patient, kind, forgiving, understanding. But only to the believer...those who fear and reverence HIM, love and serve HIM.

God can use anyone for HIS purpose

Abraham - old age - began a nation

Jacob - liar - paid the price but had 12 sons

Joseph - sold into slavery, made ruler

Moses - bad temper; killed a man; walked with God and delivered Israel from Egypt

Samson - strong and mighty; defeated, but in weakness made stront to defeat the enemy

David - adulterer, murderer, repented, forgiven and used by God

Nothing is impossible with God

Mom, a soon to be 70 old in her FIRST TIME as a missionary to India

A missionary, a dream from her youth, but when she was married, it was put on hold. When God Called Dad Home, things began to put this trip into place. God has BIG things in store for her.

And Gladys, walking in faith, without her luggage. We can only wait to hear how God uses that.

God Can USE US. He can use anybody.

1 Peter 4:7-11 tells us that the End is Near. Jesus is coming soon.

Don’t know when nor how. Don’t need to.

Not on the Planning committee, but the welcoming committee

BE SOBER - alert, ready, prepared

2 Peter 3:8-10 In the meantime, watch and wait, praying.

1 Peter 4:7-11 (New Living Translation)


Stay Focused so you can pray and be dependent upon Him - Christ is coming soon

7 The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.


Above ALL, Fervent, Intense, fully love each other

1st Love God; 2nd Love Neighbor

8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

BE HOSPITABLE TO EACH OTHER (without complaint)

Share with Each other. Without grudge - one to another

O.T. Opened homes and had strangers

Treated them like family

9 Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.


10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

What are my Gifts? Home - Your Mouth with words of encouragement

Speaking and Serving


To do it with ALL you’ve got. to the fullest potential

11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

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