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Summary: Ephesians Series #10 How do we reconcile the desparity between God’s ability and desire that is revealed in the Scriptures, and the reality of how we see God moving in our lives today.

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A Walk that is Worthy Part 10

Immeasurably More

Text Eph 3:20-21

Intro:

This morning once again we are looking at the book of Ephesians, and “A Walk that is Worthy” Specifically as we come to the end of chapter three we are looking at a message entitled “Immeasurably More!” Last week we looked at the rewards of walking a worthy walk.

Strengthen you with power

Root and Establish you in love

Fill you to the measure

I would like to continue this morning along those same lines. Our text says that our God is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask or think.

What an incredible thought

Illus

: A guy named Pete gets a job as a switchman with the railroad, and he had weeks of training. Finally the day came, and the supervisor takes him into the switch booth to test his readiness. The following conversation takes place:

Supervisor: "Imagine you were sitting here alone and you learned there was a train coming from the North on that track, and another coming from the South on the same track. What would you do?"

Pete: "I’d throw this switch right here and put one train on the other track."

Supervisor: And what if that switch didn’t work?"

Pete: "I’d go down to the track and throw that big switch lever there, putting one train on the other track."

Supervisor: "And what if that switch lever didn’t work?"

Pete: "Then I’d come back here and call the dispatcher to stop both trains."

Supervisor: "And what if the phone didn’t work?"

Pete: "Then I’d go to that gas station across the street and use their phone."

Supervisor: "And what if their phone didn’t work?"

Pete: "Then I’d go get Uncle Joe."

Supervisor: "Uncle Joe??? What would he do?"

Pete: "Nothing, but he ain’t never seen a train wreck."...

God can do and accomplish things in our lives that we cannot even imagine. We have within our hands a history of God’s incredible workings in the lives of

man.

Just a few examples

1) Transform Lives: Saul Acts 7:51-59

2) Healing: Woman with the issue of blood Matt 9:20-22

3) Provision: 1 Kings 17:8-16

4) Strength: IS 40:29-31 Romans 8:11

5) Power: John 14:11-14

Do you believe that our God is able to do immeasurably more? We could go on and on with stories of the Exodous, The Three Hebrew Children, People being healed and raised from the dead. In fact Acts 19 speaks of so many people being spiritually changed that it affected the locally

Wouldn’t it be incredible that if we saw that kind of dramatic change in the lives of Christians…let alone believers.

The paradox we face is between God’s ability…which we have just looked at, and what we see as reality.

Why don’t we see the promises of God as prevalent in our church, culture, and lives, and the Bible seems to speak towards?

I ran across a few interesting paradoxes in our lives that someone noticed.

Illus:

Only in America can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in America do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, & a DIET coke.

Only in America are there handicap parking spaces in front of a skating drink.

Only in America do we buy hot dogs in packages of 10, & buns in packages of 8.


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