Summary: A sermon describing various implications of God’s power.
My God’s a Big Ol’ God
Aberdeen Area Promise Keepers Fall Rally
September 27, 2001
When I asked Ron what he wanted me to speak on, he said that the theme was basically revival.
Well, I thought that’s about as good a theme as we could get, especially in light of the tragic events that hit our nation a couple weeks ago.
Guys, it’s my humble opinion that revival starts by getting a better grasp on God.
And my message tonight is meant to encourage you to get a hold of this awesome, mighty God.
J.B. Phillips wrote a book called, Your God is Too Small.
Tonight I want to give you a message entitled, My God’s a Big Ol’ God.
I see one of my jobs as a pastor and brother in Christ is to be a kind of cheerleader for the Body of Christ, encouraging them to get excited about what God can do in and through His people if they would just jump on board.
That’s what I hope to do tonight.
And I want to start off by tell you that my God’s a big ol’ God. In fact, He’s so big…
I. He created the universe.
Genesis 1:1 says this:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Anybody here able to do that? Didn’t think so.
We can’t begin to approach the power of our great Creator God.
Isaiah 40:26 says:
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Did y’all catch that? Because of whose great power and mighty strength? Ours? I don’t think so.
The story is told of a certain bunch of scientists who came to God one day. They said, “Well, God, we’ve finally done it. We truly have no use for you anymore. We have figured out how to make man out of the dirt, just like you did.”
God said, “Really? What do you say we have a man-making contest, okay?”
And the scientists said, “You’re on.”
So one of the scientists bent over to grab some of the dirt, and God says, “Wait just a minute. You go make your own dirt.”
Guys, we can’t even make dirt, for crying out loud!
We can’t touch His creative and protective power, amen?
Well, if God is able to create the universe, then it stands to reason that He can do a bunch of stuff, wouldn’t you say?
Cuz’ I don’t know about you, but my God’s a big ol’ God! And He’s so big that…
II. He can handle the world’s political system.
Isaiah 40:22-24 says this:
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
23 He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
24 No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.
Guys, I was just sick about how Christians were panicking at last year’s presidential election.
I mean, I was just slack-jawed. Men of God convinced the end of the world was coming if Al Gore got elected.
I was thrilled with the election of our president, and right now I can’t think of a better guy to be in the White House, but folks, think for a moment:
If the election had gone the other way, would God still have been God?
Would He still be the one who puts up one ruler and takes down another?
Would He still be the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords?
Of course He would!
Powerful rulers don’t scare God. Scripture says that he laughs at the plans of men because He knows they are futile.
We don’t need to worry so much about the White House.
Cuz’ I don’t know about you, but my God’s a big ol’ God! In fact, He’s so big that…
III. He can triumph over evil.
Obviously, we have been through one of the most horrific events in our nation’s history, and it’ll take years, maybe decades to heal from it.
And the question comes, “Why doesn’t God do something about it?”
My friends, God is doing something about it, you can be sure. And we will never know all that is going on until we are in heaven.
But Proverbs 17:5 says that…
whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
The attacks will not go unpunished, either, believe me.