Summary: It is easier to surrender to a God that you know and understand.
Surrendering to a sovereign God
Genesis chapter 2:1-9
Genesis chapter 2:1-9
I hope that the title of the message this morning caught your attention. Surrendering to a sovereign God.
The two words that I hoped jumped out is surrender and sovereign.
The first part is us and how we must surrender our lives to God,(which is hard for us)
and the second part is the character of that God.
Romans 6:13 in one translation says:
“Give yourself to God...surrender your whole being to Him to be used for righteous purpose.”
Surrender is a unpopular word, almost as bad as submission.
It implies losing.
It is an image of defeat in battle.
Forfeiting or yielding to a stronger opponent.
It has a negative to it. Criminals surrender to authorities when they have run out of options.
Yet the Bible teaches , rather than trying to win, succeed, overcome, conquer;
spiritually we are to yield, submit, obey, and surrender.
Everyone has heard me say unless this is your first time here me say:
Get out of the box , Never give up,
Keep moving forward, Succeed and take someone with you.
But spiritually when it comes to our relationship with God, it is not a fight we try to win, it is a surrendering of our being to God Almighty.
It is truly about obeying, submitting, and surrendering.
Surrendering is best demonstrated in obedience. Cooperating with our creator.
Saying Yes lord to what ever He asks us to do .
No Lord is a contradiction of our faith.
You cannot claim Jesus as your Lord and refuse to obey Him.
You cannot say that you trust Him and not do what He tells you to do.
Peter modeled surrender after a night of failed fishing. Jesus told him to try again.
Actually, go right back where he failed.
“Master, we worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down my nets.”
Surrendered people obey God’s word. Even when it does not make sense.
It is one thing to buck authority with your boss, parents, leaders, but it is another thing todisobey and challenge God’s authority.
I want you to see this:
Big bang theory has come under a lot of fire lately. It has holes in it. (Thank God)
Articles have been written to challenge the atheist scientist of the world.
Down with the big bang.
The big bang goes kurplouwee
Sorry, the big bang is a dud.
I don’t care how many letters are put behind your name. Those PHD’s in astronomy cannot get past the first 5 words of the Bible in Genesis 1:1
“ In the beginning God created”.
You look at a new baby born and tell me that is not a miracle of God.
Babies are a miracle of God.
The miracle of Mt. St. Helens May 18, 1980.
Mt. St. Helen erupted in an explosion equivalent to 20 million tons of TNT or 1500 atomic bombs, and that area was changed for ever. It continued to spree lava for 15 hours with a force of 400 million tons of TNT or 30,000 atomic bombs. The jet stream carry the ash from coast to coast. In some spots 25 foot of ash fell in a single spot as the ash was blown by.
Yellowstone National park where 27 layer of Forrest which scientist claimed were deposited by millions of years of evolution. The exact same scenario was formed at the bottom of Mt. St. Helen after 15 hours of eruption.