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Summary: Learning to know if God is able.

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"IF GOD IS ABLE, "

TEXT: Luke 1:37; 18:26-27; Matthew 17:20-21

Luke 1:37

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luke 18:26-27

26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Matt 17:20-21

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

INTRODUCTION:

I’m thankful that we serve an awesome and mighty God! I am glad that He has everything in control even though it seems that everything around us is out of control! I readily admit that there are times that God seems a million miles away, but in reality, He is closer than we think.

He is as close as the mention of His name! What ever our needs may be, He is always there to help bear our load. If we are tempted, He is able to deliver. If we are sick, He is able to heal. And whenever we need a miracle, God is still the miracle worker! Amen!

I do not want, in any way, to portray our Savior as some kind of errand boy who is at our beckon and call. But, I do want to say that God is concerned about His children, and He is always there to answer the prayer that is ushered out of a heart of faith!

It seems that many times the reason why we fail to receive an answer from God is not because we have not prayed. It is not because we have not known God’s Will or Way. But, it was because of a lack of our faith!

It has never been a question of God’s ability or power, for by our text we read that "for with God all things are possible to them that believe!" So if you will allow me again to ask the question, "If God is able, what’s keeping you from your miracle?"

I. We Serve an Awesome & Mighty God!

There is no lack to our God and His mighty power. He is not some gray-headed grandfatherly figment of our imagination that walks stooped over with some weather beaten staff in hand.

The God of this Bible that is declared to be the Almighty God who knows no limitations or bounds. He is the Ancient of Days who fills up all space and time! He is the Great Creator of this universe who has made all things including man whom He made in His own image!

And what God becomes to us strictly depends upon how we really see Him. How big He becomes depends on how we put the magnifying scope of His Word to our spiritual eyes, and focus in upon a God who is bigger than anything we could ever imagine!

Rom 10:17

17 … faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

When you think that the moon is just over 100 thousand miles away from the earth. And Pluto, the farthest planet in our solar system is nearly 10 billion miles away.

And traveling even farther, 50 billion miles from the earth is what scientist call Interstellar Space, and even it reaches distances impossible for us to imagine!

There you find the Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our galaxy. It is just 25 trillion miles away! (Just a Sunday drive!) Just to reach that star by space travel traveling at the speed of light, it would take an entire human lifetime to get there!


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