Sermon Notes:God’s Strength


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The following are Pastor Robert A. Crutchfield’s notes from his sermon on God’s Strength delivered at Compassion Church of Katy on 10/7/2012.

 

GOD’S STRENGTH

By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield

Senior Pastor, Compassion Church of Katy

 

 

We often characterize a person’s life by what was happening when they were born, or what they encountered in this life on Earth. Its not unusual to hear “ She’s a depression baby” or “ he served in World War II.” Or people might ask if you remember where you were when Kennedy was assassinated, or the shuttle blew up, or on 9/11.

 

What about God ? Where was God when time began ? Let us look at the very first line of the bible,

 

Genesis 1:1

 

In the beginning God created the heavens, and the earth.

 

The point here is that God and thus his strength date from the very beginning of time. God literally existed before day one. It is worth remembering that he is as strong now as the day he created the universe. Our strength may ebb and flow but his power is always at maximum strength.

 

God is larger than all the world, and all the problems in the world combined. Let’s look at

 

Isaiah 40:12

 

Who has measured the waters in the palm of a hand, or gauged the heavens with a ruler, or scooped the Earth’s dust up in a measuring cup, or weighed the mountains in a scale. And the hills in a balance ?

 

God is literally so large that he is always everywhere. If God is everywhere then his strength is everywhere. We also have to ask ourselves, how can God be weaker than that he is larger than ? The truth is he cannot, and is not weaker.

 

Through our daily relationship with him we must make God and his strength a part of our individual souls. Consider these words,

 

1 John 4:4

 

You are from God, little children, and you have defeated these people because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

 

God is greater than the entire world put together. God in you therefore has the strength to defeat anything you might come across.

 

God is so strong and powerful that nothing is beyond his power. Our Savior, God’s only son put it this way,

 

Mathew 19:26

 

Jesus looked at them carefully and said, “ It’s impossible for human beings, but all things are possible for God.”

 

But how do you ask do we take advantage of God’s power ? It all starts with developing, and maintaining an intimate, daily relationship with God. We do this through his word, and through prayer. By making him a part of us, we make his power available to us !

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About Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield

a bi-vocational minister organizing a new church plant in the Katy, Texas Area.

Posted on October 7, 2012, in Compassion Church of Katy and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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