Summary: What a Great Big God we serve. A sermon that plays off 2 themes.Jesus walking thru a thunderstorm, and the history behind "How Great Thou Art"


Text: Mark 6 : 45-52

Intro: Carl Boberg - penned the hymn- How great thou art , after walking thru a thunderstorm and marveling at the glorious God we serve.


Psalm 24 v1.

The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place

Ephes. 4:6

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

A. He is different from us :

Isaiah 55:8

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

Rev. 15:3

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Three things we notice About His greatness and why He is big on being God

1. God is omnipresent - omni (Latin for all) All present -not pantheism

Psalm 139:7-12

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

2. God is omniscient - all knowing

Psalm 139:1-6

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Matthew 10:26

Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

3. God is omnipotent - all powerful

Genesis 17:1

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

God said to Abraham " is anything to hard for the Lord" Genesis 18 .

Names of God -gives us a sense of wonder -

Elohim -majesty El- shaddai - powerful God El-olam- everasting God

Adonia- Master El- elyon- most High God Jehovah-Jireh- provides


Psalm 19:1

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Created : sun , moon , stars , animals, man

A We see his beauty in creation:

Niagra falls , Grand canyon, Great Teton Mts- Swiss Alps, etc.

B. We see it in the animals He created

Koala Bear, Macaw Parrot, Kio Fish, Butterflies, exotic animals ,etc

C. We see it in the atmosphere-

Rolling thunder, lightning, rain, rainbows, etc


A. Family-

B. Friends -

C. Finances - I have what I need

Psalm 37:25

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

Greatest blessing of all:

D. Forgiveness -

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Conclusion: We serve a Great Big God!

Truly - How Great Thou Art!

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