Summary: This is the first sermon in a series entitled: "I Believe." The main doctrines of the Christian faith are emphasized.
"I Believe In One & Only One True & Living God"
(Series entitled-"I Believe")
Text: Psalm 90:1-2
"Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever
thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even
from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God."
This is the first sermon in a series entitled
"I Believe." In this series, we will be consider-
ing the main teachings of the Christian faith.
We begin where the Bible begins, with God, our
I. First of all, THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT THERE IS
ONE AND ONLY ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD.
Isaiah 44:6-"...I am the first, and I am the last;
and beside me there is no God."
Isaiah 43:10-11, "I am he: before me there was
no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I, even I am the Lord; and beside me there is
Isaiah 44:8-"...Is there a God beside me? Yea,
there is no God: I know not any."
The omnicient God who knows all that there is to
know says that He is God alone. There is no other
God, no other Creator that exists, or will ever
exist. He says it, and it is so. Psalm 147:5
says-"Great is our Lord, and of great power: his
understanding is infinite."
This God, in whom we live, and move, and have our
being, this Creator of us all, has revealed him-
self to all men. Romans 1:20 says-"The invisible
things of him from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the things that
are made, even His eternal power and Godhead."
II.Secondly, THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT THE ONE TRUE GOD
IS A GOD OF POWER AND WISDOM.
Gen. 1:1-"In the beginning God created the heaven
and the earth."
Colossians 1:16-17,-"For by him(that is, Jesus)
were all things created, that are in heaven and
that are in earth, visible, and invisible, whether
they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities,
or powers: All things were created by him, and
for him. And he is before all things, and by
him all things consist."
His power is first revealed in creating this un-
iverse and all that is in it. All things, notice,
both visible and invisible were made by him, and
for him. He is the reason for our existance. It
is only when we find where we belong in his plan
that we find true joy and happiness, for he made
us all for a purpose. See also Job 12:7 & 9.
III.Thirdly, THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT THE ONE AND ONLY
ONE TRUE GOD IS A GOD OF GRACE AND LOVE.
Psalm 107:8-"Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to
the children of men."
Ephesians 2:8-"For by grace are ye saved through
faith, and that not of yourselves: It is the
gift of God."
1st John 4:8-"...God is love."
Ephesians 1:7-"In whom we have redemption throgh
his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to
the riches of his grace;"
IV.Fourthly, THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT THE ONE AND ONLY
TRUE GOD IS A GOD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS.
He is perfect. He cannot lie. He can do no wrong.
He is pure in character and in thoughts and in his
Job 34:10-"Far be it from God, that he would do
wickedness: and from the Almighty, that he should
Psalm 145:17-"The Lord is righteous in all his
ways, and holy in all his works."
James 1:13 even declares-"...God cannot be tempted
with evil..." He is uncorruptible, and He alone
is truly good.
Therefore, all that God does in heaven, and on
earth is perfect. When He saves men, when He
condemns men who refuse to repent of sin, when
He pours out His blessings on the just as well
as the unjust, He is doing that which is right
and just, and holy.
V. Fifthly, and finally, I would like to point out
another characteristic of God, and that is that
THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING
GOD CALLS UPON ALL MEN TO REPENT.
Much more, of course could be said about God, in
many more sermons, but this is what we have chosen
to use for our purposes in this message for today.
Acts 17:30-"And the times of this ignorance God
winked at; but now commandeth all men every where
vs. 31-"Because he hath appointed a day, in the
which he will judge the world in righteousness
by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he
hath given assurance nto all nen, in that he
hath raised him from the dead."
Invitation-My friend, I encourage you to open up
your heart, and put your faith and trust in the
one true and living God. Because of Jesus, and