Summary: We believe very specific things about God as taught and revealed to us through the Scriptures. This includes the fact that: 1) God is Always Present (Omnipresent); 2) God Is All Knowing (Omniscient); and 3) God Is All Powerful (Omnipotent).
THINGS MOST SURELY BELIEVED AMONG US
Text: Luke 1:1
"Forasmuch as many have taken in hand - to set forth in order a declaration…
Of those things which are most surely believed among us."
Are you sure of what you believe?
Because this weekly Bible study is all about opening the Word of God...
To see - those things which are most surely believed among us.
You see, once we know and understand exactly what we believe,
Then we can answer God’s purpose and calling for our lives by sharing those beliefs with others.
This is the “Great Commission” that Jesus revealed to us in Matthew 28
He said …Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
Jesus said “Reach out to others throughout the world”.
We are to share...we are to proclaim...we are to teach everyone, everywhere the things we believe.
The Bible declares: And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world…
for a witness unto all nations; - Matthew 24:14
Confident In Our Beliefs
So the question then needs to be – do you know what you believe?
Because here’s the thing – In order to reach out and share the truth with others,
We need to first be confident in what we believe.
Last week – we just kept things simple...
And we started by affirming the fact that We Believe In GOD.
And Brethren – I have to tell you...
This isn’t just a broad statement and vague idea,
Because we believe specific things about God – as revealed to us through the Scriptures.
And as we touched on last week – we can’t even begin to cover everything we believe about God,
In just one lesson – and so it will take many, many lessons to explore our faith with Chapter & Verse.
a) Existence of God
In way of an introduction, last week we looked at three things:
Firstly, we saw the Existence of God
A lot of people chose to believe in “this” or “that” - well we believe in God!
We believe that God is real and that He Exists.
And what’s more than that – the Bible tells us that,
God has always been – and will always be.
God doesn’t need anyone or anything to exist – He’s just always been there!
God declares this reality to us in Revelation 1:8 which says:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,
which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Amen – God exists - this is what we believe!
b) Evidence of God
Of course, we don’t just believe in the Existence of God
Because we also believe in the Evidence of God.
In fact, the evidence is all around us – for those that have the heart to look.
Psalm 19:1 says, The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Here the Psalmist says, the very sky and all the stars above shows us God’s work,
And day after day, and night after night...
Their very presence cries out to us - that God is real. Amen.
Add to this what Romans 1:20 which says:
For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that people are without excuse:
Guys there will be no entering into eternity and saying,
“Well I just didn’t know God was real”...
Because God declares His reality not just through His Word,
But also through all of creation around us.
There is no room for excuses – not when the evidence is so clear.
This is what we believe!
c) Eternal Nature Of God
And this brings us to the third thing we discussed last week – God is Eternal
Deuteronomy 33:27 simply says
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:
Psalms 90:2 adds to this by saying:
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
You see, these are things we believe – and are most assured of:
The Existence of God...The Evidence of God...and...The Eternal Nature of God
And that’s just the beginning.
Today I want to look at three more things concerning the Lord...
As we broaden our knowledge through the Scriptures - concerning what we believe.
And for today’s lesson, this is what we most surely believe:
God is All Present, God All Knowing...and God All Powerful.
1) God Is Always Present (Omnipresent)
Ok so first point – “God is always Present”.
A fancy way of saying this is that God is Omni-present...
In others words - He is everywhere all at the same time.