Sermons

Summary: In Genesis 6, we see that their is a point that God say's that He has had enough.

  Study Tools

That’s All I Can Stands, And I Can’t Stands No More

Genesis 6: 1-8 (NLT)

Intro: As many of you know, I am a collector. My wife says that I am a junk collector. We are not going to touch that this morning. What many of you know is that I collect all things Popeye. This came about from the death of my brother and me inheriting his collection. What I really like to collect is all things Wimpy, the character from Popeye. Guess why I like Wimpy? So Popeye is just a by-product of my wimpy collection. As I was reading and studying the scripture for this morning, a particular saying of Popeye’s came to mind. This is what I thought about.

. Play you tube video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h97kbv4mbsc&feature=youtube_gdata

. Popeye said that he has had all he can stand and he can’t stand no more.

. It seems that someone or something had pushed Popeye too far and he could not take it any longer.

. Here a few years ago, there was a billboard over on I-20 west going toward Atlanta.

. The billboard simply said,”Don’t Make Me Come down There” signed God.

. Remember back when you were a child and your mom or dad would yell across the house telling you that you were in for it if they had to come in there?

. In our scripture this morning, God has had enough.

. He did come down here and when He did, all Hell broke loose.

. He was just like Popeye. He had had all He could stand and He couldn’t stand no more.

. Wait a minute pastor; I thought that God was love. All He could do is love. King David who wrote many of the psalms describes him this way.

Psalm 103: 8

. 8The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

. While He is filled with love, He may be slow to anger, But.

. There is obviously a point where you can end up pushing God too far.

. Back when I was in High School, about 100 years ago, I knew a boy named Howard. Howard didn’t get upset at anything. Howard was just a happy go lucky kind of guy.

. Well there was this bully who kept on picking on Howard. This went on and on for several weeks.

. Howard was a tall wrangley kid. About six foot two and about 190 pounds. This kid was picking on Howard one day and I guess Howard had had enough. Howard had these huge hands and he reared back and punched this bully in the face. I swear his fist covered his whole face.

. They carted the bully off in an ambulance. Thankfully he wasn’t hurt permanently but he never bullied Howard again.

. You see Howard had all that he could stand.

. God is much like Popeye and Howard in our scripture this morning. He had been pushed and He had taken all He could stand.

. We are back in Genesis this morning.

. Nine generations have passed since Adam and Eve were in the Garden. Due to the longevity of life, at least 1500 years had passed.

. We saw that there was worship of God when we looked at Enoch’s walk with God but we don’t hear anything about man’s relationship with God after the Story of Enoch.


Browse All Media

Related Media


Cleanse Me 2
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Grace Never Ends
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

John Maxwell

commented on Aug 22, 2017

Thank you, I needed that tonight.

Join the discussion