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Is Anything Too Hard For the Lord? - Part 2 of 2

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November 5, 2020 12:00 am

Is Anything Too Hard For the Lord? - Part 2 of 2

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November 5, 2020 12:00 am

”The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad” (Psalm 126:3).

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The Baptist Bible and in a him and we all know if we believe in the true and living God that there is nothing too hard for him, but sometimes in our struggles we lose sight of that truth. So as we continue the message today is anything too hard for the Lord. I hope that you will be encouraged if the message is a blessing to you would like to hear from you, mailing address is the Baptist Bible. Our box 17 old 37th Cincinnati, OH 45217 first Peter chapter 1 verse five says you are. But the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. How is it that your It's not your power. It's not because you're worth your merit, your efforts, you are The power of God is not a consolation and comfort to know that when God has saved us all that soul is secure about us as a family think that the project document standards that's going to get the licenses and not at all because this guy who has drawn you and call you has moved into your heart by his Holy Spirit and you when you go astray and were chasing you when you're walking in disobedient because he loved you enough to make a difference to changing to transform you, but you're being The power of God that I love this verse. June verse 24. Now I'm thinking that is able to keep you from falling and to present you letters before the presence of his glory with exceeding not a marvelous thing to consider, ultimately standing in his presence faultless.

Nothing to me. Lately your account because all of your stands up and walks the blood of Jesus Christ and his righteousness has been imputed to you crediting your account so that you stand absolutely pure because of what he has done for he keeps you from falling. Yes, nothing, nothing too hard for the work too hard for him to finish and no sooner too hard to save you may think about family members, friends with whom we are appointed. You may have at times, trying to present the gospel to them in. You can see that they have a heart of stone. They were not interested. They want no part with clinic tenure. Nothing. Nothing is too hard for our sovereign God. First Timothy chapter 1 verse 15 the words of the apostle Paul. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation the Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am Paul considered himself the very chief of sinners because he had persecuted the church even put Christiansen troubled him deeply. But he says no and that is able to save me. The chief of sinners can save others no matter what their circumstances might be, no matter how deep one has something to send the matter how long they have been pursuing the sinful course this wonderful Savior can say, and as we pray for those who upon our hearts for those who seem to be so long pursuing an evil course, having no desire for interested all the cost. Praying that God's spirit will move upon them by his power so that it may be said of them as it was a religion. The Lord opened her heart so that she attended of the things which were spoken. Sometimes we sing the Lord deal with some who seem the most unlikely prospects a matter fact you would've suggested that Saul of Tarsus was a good prospect to become a member of the church and become a preacher of the gospel.

I want to get there.

That may need to increase the skilled Christian that I don't want to go to witness to him in detail and the Lord struck him down the transformed of all water.

Let us pray that we might see true conversion in a time when our culture around us grows more more antagonistic toward Christianity toward the true gospel of Jesus Christ that even some of those who speak out against the humbled brought the foot of the cross faith in Jesus Christ, then, as we see the need to become reminded of the omnipotence of God the greatness of God, the power of our God, our weakness is confirmed is anything too hard for the Lord that we encounter a lot of hard things in life.

Job chapter 14 verse one said man is born of a woman is of few days and trouble must wait to be truth full of trouble all kinds of troubles they never get the idea mortifying to reach some plateau in your life that troubles are behind the friends that only occurs when you get lonely here in this life of the troubles Isaiah chapter 40 verse 30. Even though you shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall man's weakness, even those who are young and strong when you expect to be able to run success for the race before them think they become weary young man shall utterly fall. So what does that put the restaurants we are we frail preachers and then Jesus said to his disciples in John 1633 these things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace in the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world that are some troubles that are common to all men not matter whether there are Christian or not there just troubles with physical infirmities and conflicts between people, all kinds of difficulties just are common to the human race, but there are some troubles that are unique and special for those who are followers of Christ. Jesus says people to suffer persecution. If you follow him.

If you adhere closely to the teaching of Scripture. You embrace the doctrine that is there. You take the direction given about how you live when you can't live that way you have people will criticize it and have people who will call the religious fanatic you received various kinds of persecutions. Jesus says this in the world, he shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. So you have strength and hope in him living the Christian life is presented as a challenge. I hear it said sometimes a day God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life and if you just follow him everything to be better symbol on the promise prosperity you become a Christian, you have faith to be able to overcome all obstacles whenever the sick to be wealthy friends. Jesus ever promised we just ran 27.

The warranty shall have tribulation, so the Christian life is not something that we sent out here in St. just come home and follow Jesus and everything totally smooth all the Ephesians chapter 6 verse 11 put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

What's that sound like sound like real warfare does not.

You become a follower of Christ, you engaged in warfare have portable. The enemies are principalities and powers the rulers of the darkness of this world.

Spiritual wickedness in high places. He said you must put on the whole armor of God, that you may be prepared to do may be able to stand. Having done all, to stand. Hebrews chapter 12 verse one let us run with patience the race that is set before the race that you're running some of these young people and some who run on a regular basis run miles impress all the rest of us. Many of us would make a very good start trying to run a race wouldn't be long. We're out of breath dictated this Christian race is one that no matter what your age might be. No matter what your physical infirmities might be. You need to run this race successfully and how are you going to do it by looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our status.

If this is not a spectator sport or as a Christian I just sit on the sidelines and see what's going on. Hope you're a participant you're running the race. The race then first Corinthians chapter 9 verse 24 says no. He not that they which run a race run all but one received with the pride so run that you may obtain as we got to be serious about running cannot be diligent you got to be concerned to move forward in and get the prize at the attitude among some Christians this day and time that there's never any competition, even down to the sports activities of some of the kids arranged in such a way that not to banish competition in the body is where everybody's life is not biblical. Apostle Paul tells us here that all one receives the prize says I want I want you to run to receive the prize I want. I want to run this document course living a godly life. The Lord first in every detail and then chapter 14 verse 26 Jesus says if any man come to me, and hate not his father and his mother and his wife and children and brothers and sisters gain his own life also cannot be my disciple of what's that mean I thought would love our father, mother love our brother love your wife to me.

It says if you going to come after me, you got to hate all these simply by way of comparison, your love for Jesus Christ is to be so strong and so intense that my comparison would be as though you hated your own life and even your own relatives only saying is you take up your cross to follow him. You do have to self and he is to be first and foremost in everything you do. See you read passages like this might sit well I don't know if I want to profess faith in Christ that that sounds like it's pretty challenging and pretty difficult. What the good news is that the brace that we need to be able to sustain us that we can run the race and that we can live the godly life is ours through Jesus Christ our Savior are hard things which involve our Christian duty sin, temptation to sin is a constant problem for scripters 1013 says there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but will with the temptation make a way of escape, that you may be able to bear. The problem is that most of the time when a person being tempted and God provides a way of escape is not going to take the way of escape. They moved so close to stand.

They just want to impact whatever it is they have determined to do, but it's hard yes hard to overcome the temptations of the flakes hard to overcome our weaknesses hard to resist temptation, but he said there's no temptation.

But what is common to man and that God provides a way of escape would preach about forgiveness. I can be hard. Ephesians 432, says the kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you say, but you just don't understand how deeply have been hurt and I forgive this person what they said about me, what they've done to me. I just cannot forget all the missed part of the text you forgive even as God for Christ's sake, for giving when you consider your sin.

The magnitude of your guilt before God and he has forgiven you for Christ's sake, how can you then be reluctant to forgive it's hard but by the grace of God. You can forgive what about love. Some people are easier to love than others.

People love them. Some people can be challenging at times downright obnoxious, but Jesus said in John 1334 a new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you, so as the Lord and love you. You are to love others will lose about them is very lovable dictated the promise of about you one very lovable leader, but the Lord loves you in spite of. So we are to love as he has loved us about this all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another, and then the trials we face all kinds of trials, sickness, financial problems, marital problems, a wayward child conflicts, depression, lives disrupted by sin. I was going to get through the trial the words of the Lord delivered to the apostle when he had prayed three times for the thorn in the flesh to be removed is said my grace is sufficient for leave for my strength is made perfect in weakness. For when I am weak that I must call my grace is sufficient, say, the statement which, in my grace is sufficient as I can't take anymore.

My grace is sufficient. I'm down for the count. My grace is sufficient discourage my grace is in all things, whatever it may be, whether it's overcoming temptation to sin.

Whether it's forgiving.

Whether it's a loving mother's dealing with trials in all things. Here's the solution John chapter 15 verse four.

Jesus says abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine. No more can he accept the abide in the vine.

I am the vine. Here the branches he that abide in me and I in him, the same bring forth much fruit, for without me ye can do nothing you need to have that clearly set in our minds and hearts as soon as you start trying to help God out. Even as did Abraham and Sarah initially you create problems chaos many times without me you can do nothing. So whatever you're going to endeavor to do obviously first need to be preceded by prayer and an examination of God's word that you follow what he has revealed his word to be as will and then going to trust him and age abide in Christ. As you can find the great difference tenderhearted and have a tender heart abiding in Christ would generate a tender heart and then you can love and then you can forgive, then you can be kind and then you can be patient and then you can move forward even when you're in the darkest time of the night because I'm finding my strength in the Lord.

But notice our faith is required.

Hebrews chapter 11 verse six but without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek must believe that he is not only deprived people believe in the true living legacy to mail godly.

The something out there somewhere talking about something out there somewhere hard man the other day saying you know you need to believe in something, if you hadn't done anything else believe in that doorknob on how earth can anybody be ensnared by such folly as to think believing in the doorknob is going to help you. I'm telling about the sovereign God that created heaven and earth content about one who can do great things and tended about one of whom it is said that nothing is too hard for the Lord so you believe that he is. He is the one true living God is the God of hope in the God of comfort you believe in healing and you're going to diligently seek him. Proverbs chapter 8 verse 17 says those that seek me early shall find me many times in seeking early create a lot of problems kinda got out and then finally when you're in desperate state that you seek him, he says that seek me early shall find me. Psalm 119 verse 10 with my whole heart. I saw the when you seek the Lord instantly with your whole heart is not just a little side thing over here to say well you think maybe a little prayer sprinkled over this problem might be good know this is the whole thing.

I'm sticking with my whole heart.

I know that I desperately need them I can't get through this without Jeremiah 2913 and ye shall seek me and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your you seek him, you realize that he is the source of your help.

The only one who can lift you up so that you can say anything too hard for the Lord and resound absolutely not. Nothing is too hard for the Lord my witness coming faith with expectation that you must believe that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. So if you're going to the routine of prayer but you're not really expecting an answer. You really have given up. I don't think this can happen then save your breath doesn't need to pray that kind of prayer.

When you play. You must believe that he is and he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Matthew 747 asking to be given you seek and you will find not shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asked for the receiver, thinking that seek to find that to give not conflict shall be Psalm 81 verse 10 says open mouth, why, and I will there's expectation. Every time I read that I think about the birds in the next with her mouth wide open, seeing that mother burns up bringing the warmth of them there expecting something.

They got their mouth wide open to receive. And this is what the Lord says we ought to be in that attitude and frame of mind when we come seeking him open my mouth and felt what a blessing to know that there is nothing too hard for the Lord. We should certainly be praise him continue for his greatness power C kill him earnestly. We may have to say without Manny came to Jesus asking that he would deliver Jesus Said to You Believe Set. I Believe Help Thou Mine Belief. We Look so Many Difficult Situations Today I Meet with People on a Regular Basis Whose Lives Are Just Torn Apart Mother on Drugs Will Say I Just Want so Much to Get My Children Back. A Man with the Family Facing a Long-Term Prison Sentence. I Just Made Such a Mess of Things He Says Somebody That's so Bold and Brazen and Independent As to Resist Every Effort for Somebody to Help Us See That out in the World around Us. But Then I Think about Problems and Challenges That Each of You Have in This Congregation, If There Was Some Way That All of Those Things Could Be Displayed. Obviously, It Wouldn't Be Appropriate Because of Confidentiality, but Every Burden That Every Person Here Feels Today Would Be Put on the Screen It Probably Makes You Look around at Other People Think. I Know I've Got My Burdens with the They Seem to Be Doing Okay. So Many Different Person so Many Many Problems Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord.

Absolutely Not. He's the God of All Power Range in Heaven.

Let Us Then Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace with Expectation Has Come Seeking Him As He Enjoins Us to Do Is Come Believing This Believe That He Is and That He Is the Rewarder of Them That Diligently Seek If You Appreciate the Messages That We Bring on a Daily Basis from God's Word and Would like the Program to Continue. You Can Make a Donation by Going to Our Website at Baptist Bible Our God. We Greet You Next Time. This Is Sarah Bradley Junior Bidding Goodbye and They Got Much and She and All and All

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