Summary: Is your God sufficient for your every need? My God is! God is all sufficient in every need that we will have.
A Sermon For You
By-Evangelist Gary Huckaby
The All Sufficient God
( Sermon Preached at Harris City Baptist church 1976)
"Now thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge. For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: to the one we are the savor of death unto death ; and to the other, the savor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, who corrupt the Word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God in the sight of God speak we in Christ." 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
2 Corinthians 12:9-10, "And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ sake, for when I am weak, then am I strong."
What Do We mean, When We Say God Is All Sufficient?
We mean that no matter what happens to one of His children, that He can and will take care of them, if we but trust Him. Can this be true? Can God see me through my times of trial? Can He send me comfort when it is needed? Can God take care of my financial needs? Can God be my "All Sufficient Lord?" Yes, praise God He can! He can and will take care of our every need. He has for thousands of years taken care of His children’s needs. Millions could testify of the great things that God has done for them. Even some men and women in the Bible can show us His All Sufficiency. Let us look at some of them.
Sufficient For Salvation
Adam And Eve
In Genesis chapter three, one can see the story of the fall of man and woman. After their fall, God shed’s the blood of an innocent animal to clothe their nakedness, with coats of skins. Then there was a man named Saul in Acts chapter nine, who while traveling on the road to Damascus was struck by a blinding light and there he met the Saviour Jesus Christ. His name was changed to Paul, and his statement was this; "He was the chief of sinners." 1 Timothy 1:15. In His sufficiency God saved Saul, who was, "before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief." 1 Timothy 1:13.
Once there was a young boy wadding at the edge of a river, his mother sat at a picnic table gathering the left overs from the table when she heard the boy screaming for help. Help! Help me I’m drowning. A man standing on the bank took off his shirt and stood there until the boy cried Help and wend down for the last time. At that the man jumped in the water and swam out and rescued the boy. After getting back to shore, the mother frantically looked at the man who had saved her son, and asked; "Why did you wait so long before you saved my boy?" To which he answered; "Had I gone to rescue him any sooner, while he was still struggling, we would have both drowned, but when he gave up, then I could rescue him."
People are like that too. They try every means possible to get salvation in there own struggles, but it is when one gives up all self hope and truly puts their faith and trust in Jesus Christ that they are saved.
Sufficient For Material Needs
"To the one we are the Savour of death unto death; and to the other the Savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things." 2 Corinthians 2:16. Will God take care of our material needs? Yes, He will! The children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness, needed no shoes, clothes, food, not water for forty years. God took care of their material needs and He can take care of ours today too. The story of the children of Israel can be found in Exodus chapters 16 and 17.
In 1 Kings 19:4-7, Elijah was feed by an angel after the battle with the false prophets. He was very hungry and God was sufficient to provide him with material needs. In 1 Kings 17:2-7, Elijah was feed by ravens again showing that God can take care of material needs. In 1 Kings 17:8-16 A widow woman feed God’s man, and then had plenty for her household. Again in 2 Kings 4:1-9, The prophet Elisha increases a widow’s oil and food because of her obedience to God’s leading.