Presentation on theme: "Prepare to Meet Your God!. The Power of God What is Power? – Authority and dominion God is Sovereign (1 Tim 6:15) – Lord, Master, King, Potentate, Ruler,"— Presentation transcript:
Prepare to Meet Your God!
The Power of God
What is Power? – Authority and dominion God is Sovereign (1 Tim 6:15) – Lord, Master, King, Potentate, Ruler, Reigns – Strength and Ability God can bring About Whatever He pleases “And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders.” (Deut 26:8) A Powerful God
He is Omnipotent (all-power) - Rev 19:6 – The Almighty He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1) "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor. 6:18) "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." (Rev 1:8) A Powerful God
He is Omnipotent (all-power) And the LORD said to Moses, “Is the LORD’S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not” (Numbers 11:23). “‘Ah Lord GOD! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee’” (Jeremiah 32:17). A Powerful God
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1). – He spoke creation into existence God "spoke and it was done, He commanded and it stood fast" (Ps. 33:9). Creation The Awe Factor of God
“And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”(Hebrews 1:3; cf Col 1:16-17) Sustaining
The 10 plagues displayed His power – Deut 4:37; 2 Kings 17:36 Parting of the Red Sea – Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 And when Israel saw the great power which the LORD had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in His servant Moses (Exodus 14:30-31). The Exodus
Daily Manna and sustenance Water Quail Everything for all men (Acts 17) Providing
Power over disease Power over nature Power over the spiritual realm Jesus’ Miracles
“…His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 1:3-4) “in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:19-20) The Resurrection of Christ
THE GOSPEL God’s Power to Forgive
God’s Power to Forgive: The Gospel “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes”. – Rom 1:16
God’s Power to Forgive Why did God display His power in creation? “He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him” – Acts 17:26-27
God’s Power towards US “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what …the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe, in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:18-20) God can raise us from the worst of deaths – Ephesians 2:1-9 – God Can Create and Re-Create “And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power” (1 Cor. 6:14)
God’s Power towards US “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:3-5) If God sustains His creation, can He not sustain and protect His children?
FAITH “So that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.” (1 Cor. 2:5) Our faith must rest in God alone, not in ourselves or other men.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God made us alive together with Christ 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions” Col 2:12-13 He made you alive together with Him When you were dead in your transgressions when we were dead in our transgressions also raised up with Him and raised us up with Him
He is Omnipotent (all-power) - Rev 19:6 – The Almighty He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1) "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor. 6:18) – Jesus: The Almighty "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." – Is this talking about Jesus or about the Father? A Powerful God
"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. 13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. 16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Jesus: The Almighty