Summary: God is able to more than we can ask or even think about FOR HIS GLORY.
More Than We Can Expect
July 6, 2008 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: God is able to more than we can ask or even think about FOR HIS GLORY.
Focus Passage: Ephesians 3:14-21
Supplemental Passage: James 4:2-3 NASB You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. (3) You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
Introduction: Noah, build the ark, gather the animals, endure ridicule, re-start the human race.
Gets a rainbow.
Abraham leaves his family, his home, going to a land he doesn’t know to start a new nation. Gets circumcision.
Moses goes to Pharaoh, defy him to his face, and demand to let God’s people go.
Nehemiah who rebuilt the city walls and gave his people hope.
David, who took on the giant and an entire army of evil men.
Esther, who risked her life to change the mind of the King.
Joseph, who faced rejection and prison and slavery in order to provide for the people of God.
Daniel, who was thrown into a lions’ den for standing up for His faith in an evil society.
I. Inner Strength
a. Not like a circus strongman, but like the inner skeleton of a skyscraper.
II. Unimaginable Love
a. God loved us when we were still God’s enemies.
b. God loves us when we like Judas betray him, or like Peter, deny him.
c. God loves and forgives us before we even ask.
d. God accepts us for who we are, and where we are at. Neither of those are qualifications for God’s love.
III. Indescribable Power
a. In us; through us.
b. More than we can ask for or even imagine.
i. King Solomon (I Kings 3:5-13)