Summary: God will do just what he says he will do. We can be assured that his promises will come to pass.
This sermon was compiled, in part, from a 5 part series of sermons by Rev. Dennis Marquardt. All 5 of his sermons may be read on this site. May God richly bless you as you read these sermons. All scriptures quoted in this sermon are copied and/or quoted from the Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible.
Pastor James May
Have you ever experienced a broken promise? I remember a few years ago that I made a promise to my dear wife that I would never give up trying until I had reached a certain level of success in business that would guarantee her financial future. Needless to say I have not kept that promise as yet.
We are so quick to make promises. We are so quick to say “I will” do something and then realize that our mouth has far outspoken our ability to perform what is necessary to accomplish the promises we make.
Broken promises, shattered dreams, dying hopes, and unfinished work are hallmarks of mankind for we are frail and weak flesh who have not the power to do what we say.
But there is One who never fails to fulfill his promises. There is One who always does exactly what he says he will do. He is not limited by lack of power or ability to perform what he says he will do. Our God is a great big God with all power!
God has promised us so many great things. Tonight I want to look at 5 things that God said that He would do. If God says that he will do something, we can rest assured that it will come to pass.
I Will Build My Church!
Matthew 16:16-18, "And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
In the end if Hitler’s National Reich Church had been established, the swastika would have replaced the cross. Point 30 of the proposed National Reich Church’s 30-point program, drawn up during the war, read: "On the day of its foundation, the Christian cross must be removed from all churches, cathedrals, and chapels.... It must be superseded by the only unconquerable symbol, the swastika."
History records the folly of Hitler’s dreams and on the futility of all who would seek to destroy the Church of Christ.
Many men have attempted to destroy the church and yet the church is still triumphant. There is no power of Hell that can destroy it.
Satan has tried to destroy the church by:
Stopping the spread of the gospel – God says it will cover the earth and everyday there are more countries, more dialects and languages who are hearing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ for the very first time. God has taken those tools meant to stop his gospel and is using those same tools to spread the gospel. Satan has to be in a state of fitful anger because every attempt to kill the church only causes it to grow faster and more powerful because the true church trusts in Jesus and there is no limit to his power.
Killing those who preach the gospel – God raises up more to take the place of everyone who he allows Satan to silence – only because God’s Love calls them home to be with him.
Trying to destroy the Bible through dilution of its truths, removing it from the hearts and minds of our children, and filling our homes and minds with nothing but thoughts of sin and iniquity – But God raises up his blood stained banner and washes away sin and his Truth lives on and will never fail. The Word of God never changes and it is quick, powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword.
The church is still triumphant. It is a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle, washed in the blood of the Lamb. iIt is built upon the rock, Jesus Christ, anchored upon that cornerstone of Salvation that the builders rejected and the winds and storms of hell and of this life will never shake it because God holds us in the palm of his hand.
We are the “apple of his eye”, his all seeing eye is watching over us and we shall not be moved. Like a tree whose roots go deep into the ground and that is well watered, we shall not be moved.
Let Satan try his worst – The Church will remain triumphant for we are commanded by the King of King and the Lord of Lords and nothing can separate us from him who sits upon the Throne of Heaven.