Summary: I think at one time or another in every person’s life…whether they are a Christian or not……they find themselves asking the question… “Does God Really Care”
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I think at one time or another in every person’s life…whether they are a Christian or not……they find themselves asking the question…
“Does God Really Care”
This question is either directed personally towards their life…or it’s directed generically about things happening all around the world.
And truth being told…in the times we live in today…it’s a very legit able question.
A person can’t turn on their T.V set….turn on their computer…read the newspaper…or simply travel out in their own community and not see things… that make a person begin to ask the question.
(Does God Care)
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I don’t know how many of you noticed on your way into the church this morning…the new banners we have hanging on our marquee board out by the road.
“Does God Care...
As a person reads through the Bible they can’t help and read numerous stories about how He did care for people like… Abraham…Isaac…and Jacob…Moses…and King David.
But what about closer to home…
Does He care about me in general… Does He care about my family… Does He care about my finances…my health…my future?
Does He care that I’m currently unemployed…does He care that I’m losing the mortgage on my house…does He care that my car just got reposed…
Does He care that my parents are getting divorced…or that I’m secretly addicted to pain killers?
Does He care about the call I just got from the doctor telling me my time is limited?
Does He care that I live in a dysfunctional home…does He care that I was abused as a child?…………………………….does He care!
And the answer to these is yes!
God does care about each and every one of these concerns and hundreds of others that daily go unmentioned.
My hope and prayer is that in the next couple of weeks…if you are a person who is carrying around the question in your mind… “Does God Care”
That you will find out that the God that you are here to learn about today…is a God of Love…A God of Compassion…and a God who does care about you and each specific… situation you are dealing with.
When life doesn’t go the way that we feel it should be going we automatically assume that God is out to get us.
I’m sure that there are very few of us here this morning that did not carry in with us some kind of concern that seems too big for you to handle.
Slide #3 Newspaper ad
You see God has a plan for you today…and if you are willing to let Him reveal it to you…your future will never be the same.
You can walk out of this building…a changed person…a person whose only concern is sharing what God has done for you with everyone you meet.
This reminds me of the story of Moses…
When the average person… here’s about Moses they automatically assume that he lived a care free lifestyle because he was chosen by God Himself.
But if you know about the story of Moses …you know that that is far from the truth.
Moses was Born a Hebrew slave (His mother and father were from the Levi tribe)
Pharaoh was the ruler in Egypt at the time of his birth…and because the Levi tribe was not of Egyptian blood…they were automatically placed into slavery.
(Pharaoh was not a God follower)…He assumed that he was a god…
His leadership was weak because of his lack of relationship with the Heavenly Father…the one and only God.
Pharaoh feared the Hebrew tribe would outgrow the Egyptians…so he ordered all Hebrew male children were to be put to death as soon as they were born.
Because of this Moses mother fearing his death…Gave him up for adoption…
(Nile River…woven basket with pitch)
(Daughter of Pharaoh was down by the river) …he was raised the son of the Egyptian Pharaoh…
(Finest schools…finest lifestyle…at the snap of his fingers had everything he ever wanted
(60 TV…I phone 4…PS 3…monster truck…the Lexus…the mansion on a hilltop…he had it all)
But what he didn’t have was…the relationship w/ God…the only thing in this life that TRULY matters.
I remind you that He was born a Hebrew slave…and as time always does…time revealed to him his birth right.
He chooses to return to Slavery…(WHY ) because he was called by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
Just like many of us here today…we have been called to do bigger and great things for God…but were not willing to sacrifice our time to serve Him.
We’ve got a million excuses why we say we can’t do it…but in the heavenly court…those excuses will always get denied.
If anyone had a legit able excuse…it was Moses…he was the one who was neglected by his birth parents…put up for adoption…sent down the river in a basket.