Summary: We can do nothing without the POWER of GOD to change us. It is GOD's POWER that makes us HIS CHILD. Powerful Points to Ponder: 1. The Power of HIS WORD; 2. The Power of HIS CROSS; 3. The Power of HIS PRESENCE.
2019.04.03.SERMON.POWER POWER POWER
William Akehurst, HSWC
POWERFUL POINTS TO PONDER:
1. POWER of HIS WORD
2. POWER of THE CROSS
3. POWER of HIS PRESENCE (SPIRIT)
REPENT for the KINGDOM is NOW. In other words, Now is the time to change
To align with HIS
3 points to ponder regarding the POWER of GOD. We have no power to become a CHILD of GOD except to change our thoughts and ways
GOD’s POWER in your life makes all the difference.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, even to them that BELIEVE ON HIS NAME:
The POWER of GOD causes us to become HIS children. This is not something we can acquire on our own. While we must have faith and stand firm on JESUS and what HE has done so that we can be changed, it is GOD who gives power to become HIS Child.
But first, we must receive and believe ON CHRIST.
ON not IN. Satan believes/knows who Jesus is, but does not put his existence ON JESUS.
ON is to take a stand, to put the full weight of our lives to trust UPON the promises of CHRIST’s sacrifice. WE Stand ON WHO CHRIST IS.
Psalms 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power;
So Let’s talk about the POWER of GOD
David talks to the congregation about the greatness and power of GOD
10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
Let’s look at some scriptures about the POWER of the LORD
Psalms 29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
Power over Death
Psalms 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Power to Defend
Psalms 59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
Power comes from GOD
Psalms 62:11 God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs to God.
Power to create
Jeremiah 10:12 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Power to give
Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.
Paul writes about the WORD of the LORD having power from the Holy Spirit
WORD, POWER, SPIRIT
1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
1. POWER OF HIS WORD
POWER of GODS WORD to create FAITH
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
FAITH COMES FROM THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD
POWER OF HIS WORD – THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST HAS THE POWER TO SAVE
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
POWER OF HIS WORD TO PURGE OUR SINS
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
POWER OF HIS WORD – ALIVE AND POWERFUL, ABLE TO GET TO THE DEPTHS OF OUR SOUL AND SPIRIT
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
POWER OF HIS WORD TO GIVE LIFE AND HOLINESS