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April 3, 2020 12:00 am
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Let's turn to acts chapter 13 if we can, and working to continuing our study of the life of the great man. The apostle Paul. Acts chapter 13 I want to start today with a question, here's my question as pastor of McLean Bible church. What should be my number one objective when it comes to your life or to put that question a different way.
What should be the primary thing that I want to see happen in your life and the life of everybody else who attends McLean Bible church that's pretty good question and what's the answer will the answer from my point of view is that my number one mission as your pastor is to enlarge your concept of God.
My job is to expand your understanding of who God is his size, his power, his awesomeness is authority.
His Majesty not you understand make God bigger, but to help you and me really get a grasp on how big an awesome God already is see to Jeremiah, God said I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me to Abraham. God said is anything too hard for the Lord to Mary the mother of Jesus, it was said, for with God nothing shall be impossible to the disciples. Jesus said, for with God all things are possible and what was it that God was trying to do in the lives of all these people by saying this to them friends.
He was trying to enlarge their view of God to expand their understanding of the awesomeness in the power of Almighty God and his followers of Christ are in the 21st century.
It seems to me that the lesson the God was out to teach these people in the past is above all else, the very same lesson that God wants to teach you and me.
God wants to so grip our lives with his greatness that it transforms both our worldview and the way we live our everyday life each and every moment of every day, and this above all else, is what I'm out to see happen in your life as you attend McLean Bible church now wearing the study of the life of the apostle Paul were just finishing up his first missionary journey and what I want to show you today is that Paul's entire first missionary journey was predicated on the fact that the apostle Paul had a big view of God. He had an at an enlarged concept of God and that's what lay at the heart of the whole first missionary journey.
Once we finish doing that then it will going to come want to talk about your life in my life and how you and I can have a big view of God to so that's our plan. Let's it again here in chapter 13. Remember, as we pick up the story. Here the apostle Paul was serving as the associate pastor of the church in Antioch in Syria. Everything was going great.
He was happy as happy could be when God suddenly interjected himself into Paul's very comfortable little life and said this verse to.
He said, set apart for me Barnabas and Paul for the work to which I have called.
He said hey Paul I got a special job. I want you to go do for me. It involves you stepping out by faith. It involves you moving outside your comfort zone. It involves your taking a risk. At my request. We do it now. What was this risk that God was asking the apostle Paul to take well the Lord was asking Paul to set off into totally unknown territory without anything with the clothes on his back. Without any means of visible support without any advance itineraries. The worry was going without any bodyguards without any security people to leave that little tiny speck called the Middle East and to invade the massive Roman empire with the message of Jesus Christ infected showing a map to give you an idea how massive the Roman Empire really was.
Here's where Paul was stationed right over here in Antioch in Syria, and all that you see colored here represents the Roman Empire at the time of the apostle Paul. It was a massive lot size empire.
It was a colossal Empire and God asked the apostle Paul to invade this empire with a message that was guaranteed to make every body mad. Everywhere he went and this was his job. Is that when a lot of everything you say is true, why in the world with the apostle Paul had ever accepted an assignment like this I mean this assignment. Like the sound like Gilligan taken on the U.S. Navy in the SS minnow. I mean why would anybody do that. Will the answer paren is that the apostle Paul agreed to accept this assignment because he understood the size Majesty the power and the awesomeness of God.
Paul understood that one plus God is a majority. Paul understood that what Nebuchadnezzar said in Daniel four was right all the peoples of the earth, including the Roman Empire are inconsequential when compared to God. God does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and with the peoples of the earth, and nobody, not even Caesar himself can hold back God's hand.
Focus bars human logic was concerned, the apostle Paul was hopelessly outnumbered but actually the exact opposite was the truth. Caesar and Roman Empire were the ones that were outnumbered and it and it was because of what the apostle Paul did that God was able to demonstrate that the whole world to see, because what the apostle Paul did Christianity spread through the Roman Empire like wildfire because of what the apostle Paul did tens of thousands of people gave your life to Christ in the Roman Empire because what the apostle Paul, the churches sprang up all over the Roman world and because of the process of the apostle Paul put in motion century and 1/2 later to Emperor Constantine himself, the Roman Emperor would come to Christ and the history of the entire world would radically shift all because one man one man was willing to step out in faith and take risk for God.
Why because his view of God was big enough that he could handle this on now that's the end of our passage for the day because we have a really important question we need and I know everybody knows the question. So let's honor the question with our best effort here, here we go ready 123 that was good. He said Alonso what I mean, I think Paul's great guy, really like what he did not really respecting but I'm not Paul. I could never do something like this. I mean he was a special guy, please don't you even kid yourself like that. There was nothing special about Paul. Hemoglobin just like you. He had a blood type just like you.
His organs work just like your organs work. There was nothing special about him except his view of God. That was the only thing special about this guy, and it's a view of God, the God wants you and me to have in the 21st century. A big view of God. That's what was special about Paul. You and I can have that to talk about how you know several years ago I was you know why the trips to Israel every year, sometimes couple times a year and a number of years ago. The guy who runs matures over there for me organizes all suggestive will to go to a new place I've never been before. It was called Mensa Christie which in Latin means.
The table of the Lord. It's a little Franciscan monastery in church right down on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. It commemorates John chapter 21 where Jesus met with Peter after he come back and fishing and they have breakfast together and he says, feed my lamb feed my sheep. So we went there.
That's a serene it's a beautiful little place and as I was walking down the sidewalk and we were walking in. There were to the stone wall on either side it in the stone wall was this really dull brown placket was mortared in the wall and I stopped reading and this plaque change my life.
I know you might find it hard to believe that a dull brown placket change life, but it did. Because here's what was written on it and I got a picture of a black 40 it says the deeds and miracles of Jesus are not actions of the past, Jesus is waiting for those who are still prepared to take risks at his word, because they trust his power utterly. I'm telling you that quote blew me away. I just I want to go to the read it again to you. The deeds and miracles of Jesus are not deeds of the past.
Rather, Jesus is still looking for people who are willing when he asks them to to step out and take risks like Paul did.
Why because they trust his power utterly. I was so moved by this quote. We took a picture of it.
I had a friend of mine, blowing up a frame to put all of the hall.
The wall in my hallway. I walked by 10 times a day and every time I do I stop and read it and I remind myself that the people in the 21st century. The God is looking for our people who are willing to see obstacles or willing to see problems through the lens of God's unlimited power and through the lens of God's boundless authority.
This is what God is looking for in you and in many people who have a big view of God to the point that like Paul Bill step out and accept an assignment that even looks crazy to the world, but they trust the power of God really see was because Abraham had a big view of God friends that he could follow God out into uncharted territories because he had a big view of God that he could trust God to give him an impossible thought it's because Moses had a big view of God that he could open the Red Sea, it's because Elijah had a big view of God that he could call down fire from heaven. It's because Joshua had a big view of God that he could walk around the city of Jericho seven-time screen and watch the walls fall down is because Caleb had a big view of God that even after he went and spied out the promise land and saw all the obstacles it was there the wall cities. The big giant.
He still came back and built the case that the Israelites should go ahead and invade the land anyway. This is what he said. Numbers 14. He said if the Lord is pleased with us.
He will lead us into this land only do not rebel against the Lord and do not be afraid of the people in this land we will swallow them up because the Lord is with us, which are here and here is a man whose focus was not on the obstacles, but on the power of God, who saw the difficulties in that land through the lens of the unlimited power of God. It was because Daniel had a big view of God that he could go into the lines then it's because his three friends at a big view of God. They went in the fiery furnace is because Ruth had a big view of God that she was willing to follow her mother-in-law to a strange land is because David had a big view of God that he went out there and face Goliath. Listen to what he said. He said Goliath you come against me with a sword and a spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, whom you have defied. And this day the Lord is going to hand you over to me and I'm gonna strike you down and I'm gonna cut your head SO THAT ALL THE WORLD WILL KNOW THAT THERE IS A GOD IN ISRAEL IS A MAN WAS HE A COURAGEOUS YOUNG MAN. COURAGE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ONE ABOUT COURAGE.
THIS WAS ABOUT A PERSON'S VIEW OF GOD. DAVID'S VIEW OF GOD WAS SO BIG THAT GOLIATH EVEN THOUGH IT WAS 9 1/2 FEET TALL LOOK LIKE A MIDGET AND THAT WAS THE BASIS ON WHICH DAVID WENT OUT THERE. NOT HIS PERSONAL COURAGE, BUT HIS VIEW OF GOD AND IF YOU LOOK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, YOU'LL FIND THAT JESUS SPENT THREE YEARS TRYING TO TEACH THE DISCIPLES. ONE LESSON AND THAT LESSON WAS THE SIZE OF POWER AND THE AWESOMENESS OF GOD BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAINING HE COULD EVER GIVE THESE FUTURE LEADERS OF CHRISTENDOM WAS TO TRAIN THEM TO HAVE A BIG VIEW OF GOD AND FOLKS, IF THAT'S WHAT JESUS TOLD THEY NEEDED AND THAT'S CERTAINLY WHAT WE NEED IN THE 21ST CENTURY SO IT LEADS US TO THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION HOW LONG, HOW CAN I GET A BIG VIEW OF GOD LIKE THIS. HOW CAN I ENLARGE HOW CAN I EXPAND MY UNDERSTANDING OF WHO GOD IS. HOW CAN I INCREASE MY CONCEPT OF THE POWER OF GOD, WILLING TO GIVE YOU FOR SUGGESTIONS THAT WILL HELP.
LET ME JUST SAY BEFORE I GIVE THEM TO YOU THAT WE NEED TO REMIND OURSELVES THAT THIS IS A SPIRITUAL ENDEAVOR. THIS IS A SUPERNATURAL ENDEAVOR. ONLY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN OPEN OUR HEARTS AND OPEN OUR MINDS AND HELP US REALLY UNDERSTAND WHO GOD IS. SO WHEN WE CAN DO ALL THE NATURAL THINGS IN THE WORLD WE WANT, WE CAN'T MAKE THIS HAPPEN. GOD HAS TO DO THIS FOR US, BUT THE FORCE But Again You Are Four Things That Will Speed the Process up for Things That Will Accelerate and Facilitate the Spirit of God Doing This in Our Lives. Okay, so What Are the Number One Number One If You Want a Bigger View of God Saturate Your Life with the Word of God. The Zebulon Hardy Read My Bible and My Bible Reading Is Not Expanding My View of God, the Way You're Talking about. Well Friend May Be Reading Your Bible Role. So We Talked I Can Read Bible Wrong."
You Can Read the Bible Role. Jesus Said, Luke 24 He Said, and Beginning with Moses and All the Prophets. The Bible Says That Means Going All the Way Back to Genesis Chapter 1 and Going All the Way through the Old Testament. Look What It Says Here Jesus Explained to Them What Was Said in All the Scriptures about Theology. No Doctrine, No Prophecy, No Christian Life, Truth, No What Was Said in the Scriptures about Himself See Friends. Every Piece of History in the Bible Every Piece of Doctrine in the Bible Every Piece of Church Teaching in the Bible Every Piece of Prophecy in the Bible Every Piece of Christian Life Truth in the Bible. Every Miracle Jesus Did Every Word He Spoke Every Action He's Talk Is All Aimed at One Thing and That Is Revealing to Us Who God Is Revealing to Us the Power of God, the Attributes of God, the Person of God How God Ticks the Way God Thinks Why God Does What God Does in the Correct Way to Read the Bible Is on Every Single Page to Say to Ourselves Now What Does This Passage Teach Me about God Is Nothing Wrong with Theology.
There's Nothing Wrong with Church.
Truth Is Nothing Wrong with Christian Life Truth, but That Is Not the Highest Reason Why God Wrote the Bible Is Not Why He Picked the Passages He Needed to Be in There Every Single Page Is Meant to Teach Us Something about God Himself. And When We Asked That Question.
That's Right Way to Read the Bible We Asked That Question about Every Page We Read. That's When God Will Reveal Himself Enhance Our Understanding of Who Is and Expand Our Conception of His Great Read the Bible Correctly Saturate Ourselves with It and Let God Show Us Who We Number Two Is We, If We Want a Bigger View of God Number Two. We Can Pray for a Bigger View of God. We Can Pray for God to Give This to You See Many of Us When We Come to God in Prayer As Followers of Christ We Are so Consumed so Caught up with All of Our Problems That We Never Get beyond All Our Problems so to Really Doing Prayer What Is the Highest Purpose of Prayer and That Is to Create a Link Where We Get to Know God Better Things A Lot Is Anything Wrong with Praying about Our Problems Will Anything Wrong with Praying about Other Things Were Dealing with Life? I'm Just Saying That's Not the Highest per Purpose for Prayer and Some of Us Get so Bogged down There. We Never Get to the Highest Purpose for Prayer. Listen to What David Prayed Psalm 25 He Said Lord, Show Me Your Way Teach Me Your Paths. Let Me See Who You Really Are God, Moses Exodus 33 Moses Said, Lord, Show Me Your Glory.
I Want to Know Who You Are. Moses Didn't Come to God and the First Thing Out Of His Mouth Was God. What about All These Legit Israelites down There to Build All These Golden Things and They All Want to Go Back to Egypt. When I Do It All the People Are Murmuring and Complaining and Grumbling. You Make My Life Miserable and What He Said.
He Said Lord I Want to Know You. That's the First Reason That I'm Here to Meet with You Not, Problems but You and Frankly Friends, God Was Honored by These Requests, God, God Did with These Guys Asked for Anything. David Knew Enough about God That He Could Write the 23rd Psalm.
Well, It's Because He Prayed the 25th All That God Show Me Who You Are, God Did Any Wrote the 23rd Psalm Because God Showed Him Who God Was and Listen You Want to Know God Bigger and Better Than You Know God Now. My Advice to You Is Asking Asking. Make It Your Number One Priority in Prayer Not to Talk to God about Your Problems, but to Let God Really Reveal Who He Is to You Is, It Will Lot How Does God Do That. What the Mechanism God Uses to Do That. I Don't Have the Slightest Idea and What Difference Does It Make Anyway. I Don't Care What the Mechanism Is Okay. Here's How God Does It. As Long As God Doesn't.
That's All We Care about Right and He Will Now Take a Break Here for Just a Minute and Say If You're Here and You've Never Trusted Christ As Your Real and Personal Savior That There's a Wonderful Message Here for You. You See, When We Come to Christ. There's A Lot More Benefits Than Just Having Our Wrongdoings Forgiven and Get to Go to Heaven. One of Those Wonderful Benefits Is That God Himself Invites Us to Come into a Personal Relationship or Personal Intimacy Were He's Happy to Show Us and Teach Us Who He Really Is to Let Us Get to Know the Living God of the Universe.
You Know If the President United States Invited Us down to the White House Invited Us Impersonally to Medium Wanted to Shake Our Hand, We'd All Be so Nervous We Be Stated or Gone,,, We Would Know Would Save Man and Then If He Said Was You Know Every Wednesday What I'd Love to Do. Can We Have Lunch Every Wednesday You and the I Love You to Get to Know Me.
I'd like to Get to Know You like to Really Show You Who I Am and How I Really Think You Let You Become My Friend We Be so Excited. We Rush Out Of It We Go Call Every Friend We Got Cody What Does Happen We Call Our Enemies, We Can Call Our Mother and Say Do You Know What Just Happened While Friends Living God of the Universe.
When We Come to Christ Is Inviting Us to Meet with Him, Not Just Every Wednesday to Meet with Him Every Moment of Every Day and Let Him Show Us Who He Is.
I Mean, Had Been Getting Better Not Go Call Your Mom Are and Tell Your Mother That God Just Invited You in the Back, Special Relationship and It's All Waiting for You Right on the Other Side of the Decision to Accept Jesus Christ You Want to Know God Friend.
He's Happy to Let You Know Who Is.
But You Gotta Do It.
Through Jesus Christ. Think about Pinnacle on Number Three Got Two More to Go out with Him to Get to Know God Better and Appreciate God Better.
Number Three. Read the Biographies of the Great Men and Women of God.
Down through History, You Know, It's Very Interesting. The First Thing God Said to Moses from the Burning Bush.
Remember That He Didn't Say to Moses First Thing Out Of His Mouth Was Not Moses.
I Want You to Go SWAC You Will Brenner That Is Not the First Thing He Said the First Thing He Said Was I Am the God of Your Fathers.
I'm the God of Abraham, I Am the God of Isaac, I Am the God of Jacob. Now Why Would That Be the Very First Thing He Says to Moses Well Because Friends He Wanted Moses to Understand That the Very Same God Who Brought Who Preserved Abraham through to Uncharted Territory. The Very Same God Who Gave Abraham and Sarah Their Miracles on the Very Same God Who Sent down Fire from Heaven to Scriptures Destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.
The Very Same God Who Protected Isaac and Preserve Jacob and Brought Joseph Out Of Jail to Be the Prime Minister of Egypt.
That Same God Was the God Was Going to Walk with Moses and You See When We Become Students of What God Is Done in the past. It Charges Us up for What God Can Do in the Present As We Look at What God Is Done for These Great Men and Women of God of the past and Then We Hear God Say It Was a You Know What, I'm the Very Same God Use God. The Very Same God That They Had and If I Can Do That for Them.
Guess What, I Can Still Do It for You As Followers of Christ.
We Owe It to Ourselves to Read the Biographies of Hudson Taylor and William Carey of George Whitfield and John Wesley of George Mueller and Mother Teresa and That an RN Judson and Fanny Crosby and Dwight L. Moody, You Salon Everyone Heard of Some of These People Will That's Part of the Issue Here. Not Only Should We Know These People's Names, We Ought to Know What God Did for Them, the Way God Revealed His Power through These People Because You and I Have the Very Same God. They Have Anything to Do It for Them.
He Can Do It for Us.
We Got All These Books in Our Bookstore to Go down There and Get Some of These and Make Yourself a Student of What God Did in the Lives of These People Forth and Finally We Really Want to See God Revealed to Us and Show Us How Large He Is Working. Finally, We Need to Give God the Chance to Demonstrate His Greatness to Us in Our Everyday Experience. You and Armin Can Drill an Army Can Practice an Army Can Train All at Once, but an Army Never Knows How Great It Is to Those in the Combat till It's Proven in Combat and Friends We Can Read the Bible, We Can with What We Can Pray We Can Read about All the Great Things God Did for These Wonderful Other People in the past, but We Will Never Really Gain an Understanding of the Greatness of God until We Tested in Our Own Everyday Experience and Every Time You and Are Willing to Step out in Faith Every Time Were Willing to Take a Little Bit of Risk Every Time Are Willing to Trust God for Something and Every Time God Comes through, and God Knows What We Asked for It, Even beyond What We Asked for. That's Another Little Brick in the Wall of Building a Big View of God Building a Big View of God Is a Process A Lot Is Born like This. It's Built One Brick at a Time and Those Bricks Come from Allowing God in Our Everyday Experience to Show As We Got to Given the Chance to Do That Summer before Last. My Son John and I He Was 15 at the Time We Had an Opportunity We Had to Be in Los Angeles for Meeting on a Sunday, but We Decided to Go out a Couple Days Earlier Because the Atlanta Braves Our Favorite Team Was Playing the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco at Brand-New PacBell Park and We Thought Would Be Cool to Go to This Game Were out There Anyway.
So We Flew out but I Started the Game Was in August I Started in February.
Try to Get Tickets.
I Call PacBell Stadium. Sorry We Don't Have Any Tickets. Unlike You Guys Have Tickets to February Were Sold out.
So I Went on the Internet Looking for Tickets You Know It That's Deciphered by Tickets. Nope, No Tickets on like This Is Not a This Is February. I Called All My Friends in San Francisco and I Salute You Guys Have Any Chance You Can Call in to Give Us Two Tickets to the Game. Nobody Could Get Us Tickets Friday Night Games, so We Went Anyway. My Son John Said to Me How How Do You Think Really Get in. I Said John, I Have a God and so Do You. Who Owns Every Single Seat in That Stadium All 50,000 Seats Belong to Him. He's Going to Get Us in That Stadium so the Date of the Game. Friday Afternoon We Get Ready Go Stadium Is in the John the Spring Was That the Hotel Room and I Prayed and I Said This Us in the Lord, You Know, We Have Come All the Way from East Coast to See the Skin and We Want to See This Game and We Were Asking You, Lord, Is It Somebody Who's Got Two Tickets. We Don't Care We Don't Really Care What the Reason Is How Don't Have Someone Come up in Your Family, Matt Sutton, Were Half Don't Have a Business Meeting That That Was Implanted. The Boss Makes Him Is Exactly What I Said.
For Some Business Meeting.
They Were Expecting. We Don't Care We Need to Tickets and or We Come off a Long Way to See This Game. I Would like to Ask You to Give Us Those Tickets Right behind Home Plate.
In Jesus Name, Amen. That's with Opera Content on the We Walked down the PacBell Stadium.
I Asked the Policeman at the Crossing of the World. When I Go to Find Scalper Selling Tickets. He Said You Gotta Be Not. He Said There's No Tickets Not in the Scalp without Even Today, There Is No Tickets to Be Found. So I Started to Walk around the Stadium Yelling. I Need to Know I John When You Walk with Me Is the Way I Need to Do to People Look to Me like on the One Guy You Not Apply to Think of the Game on like I Need to Know. We Walked around the Whole Stadium and on the Backside Stadium on Screen Telling This Young Man Came up to Me. Natalie Dressed for a Sharp Young Man and He Said You Need to Tickets I Said I Do He Said You Are Not Going to Believe What Happened to Me so I Got to Tickets Please Let Me Tell You What Happened. He Said My Boss Tonight Called a Business Meeting on Online, He Said, and We Would Have a Copy of the Meeting on Friday Night at the Last Minute.
He Said He Just Called It an Hour Ago We Did Not Say Why He Called Me, I Can Get Out Of It. I Tried That These Tickets for Almost a Year.
I'm Sick and I'm Sad but I Got a Business Meeting since I Got a Cell Assemble Where Are the He Said There Right behind Home Plate. I'm Going through. I Thought John Was Going Have a Coronary Right.
There We Bought the Tickets Went in and Sat down on Me Knees Were Primo Seats Man. I Mean, These Were Awesome Seeds and I Said to Jonathan, John, You See What Just Happened Here. Don't You Ever Forget What Happened Here Today.
The Whole Reason God Did.
This Is Not so We Could See the Game That Has Nothing to Do with the Reason God Do This Is to Teach You As a Young Man That You've Got an Awesome God I Want You to Ever Forget That It Had Nothing to Do with the Ball Game, Brian Ellison, God, You Know You Said Just like No No No That Have Nothing to Do with That Thing to Do with This. All We Did Is about and Give God a Chance to Show Us Who We Was in God Was Pleased to Take That Opportunity Can Use It without Attempting the Lord Know It Isn't Going Isn't Listening to Psalm 81 Verse 10 I Am the Lord Your God. God Says, Open Your Mouth Wide like a Little Child and I'll Fill It. All We Did Was Open Mouth Wide and God. Building on This Is Not a Lie First for Dennis. Open Your Mouth Wide and I Will Fill It No Know This Is an Invitation from Almighty God for Us to Put into the Test and See If He Won't Demonstrate to Us His Greatness to Such a Degree That We All Have To Stand Back and Go Holy Smokes, Would You Look at What Just Happened One of God. I've Got Friends the Problem. We Don't See Enough of That Is Simply Because We Don't Give God a Chance Were so Worried about Protecting God for Maybe Not Being Able to Be up to What We Ask You to Do You. Please Advise. Don't You Worry about Protecting God's Got Plenty Big Enough to Protect Himself.
He Does Need You to Run Interference for Him. What God Needs Is for You and Me to Have Enough Confidence in Him. That Will Give Them the Opportunity to Show That's What He Needs and Maybe You're Not Ready. Your View of God Isn't Big Enough Right Now That You Can Trust God (Okay Fine but Is Your View of God Big Enough That Maybe You Could Trust in Defiance of Lost Keys, or That You Could Trust Him to Find Lost Sneakers for Your Kids, or That You Could Trust Him to Open up an Opportunity to Share Christ with Somebody at Your School or Somebody at Work for That You Could on a Trusting That Is Big Enough to Help You Find That New Job or Help You Find That House That You Need or What about Parking Spaces. Can You Trust in These Big Enough to Give Your Parking Space Is and What Are You Not Talk about Hey, I Never Going to Wash It without Praying for Parking Space Went on with the Family. We Stop the Whole Family Prays for Parking Space so You Must Be Crazy. I'm Not Crazy. I Got a God Who Owns Every Single Parking Space in Washington DC, and All I Got to Do with Estimating Clear Any Space for Me and You Would Not Believe Some of the Parking Spaces We Find in Washington DC so I Can God Undo That for Me Have Your Asking Your Asking Your Open Your Mouth Wide so We Could Fill It. I Mean God Can Fill Them out. That Shot Got Open It. Give Them a Chance and When You Do, God Will Show You How Great He Is. Trust Me, and Your Conception of God Will Start to Grow One Brick at a Time. If You Just Give Them a Chance but Summarize God Wants You to Be like the Apostle Paul He Want You and Me to Be like Caleb and Moses and Abraham and Daniel and Ruth and Elijah.
These People Were Nothing Special except That They Had a Special Understanding of the Power of God and God Wants You and Me to Have the Same Thing He Wants Us to See the Obstacles of Life through the Unlimited Power and the Boundless Authority of God. How Do We Get There While the Spirit of God's Gotta Do It.
But Here for Things We Can Do to Help. Number One, We Can Read and Saturate Our Lives with the Word of God and Read It Properly. Looking for God on Every Page Number Two. We Can Ask God in Prayer to Expand Our Understanding of Who Is Heard. We Can Become Students of the Great Men and Women of God in the past and Let God Say to Us on the Same God Who Did It for Them in Number Four and Finally We Can Give God a Chance in Our Everyday Experience to Demonstrate His Power, We Can Open Our Mouth. Why so He Can Fill It in Friends. Remember God Is Looking for People Today Who Are Still Willing like Paul Step out and Take Risk at His Word, Because They Trust His Power Utterly That's Working to Try to Do in Your Life When You Leave Here after Attending McLean Bible Church Six Months Six Years or 60 Years, We Don't Care. I Want You to Walk Away and Say One Thing the Church Did for Me.
Men That Church Taught Me How to Have a Big God We Do That We Have Hit the Ball Out Of the Park with Spring, Lord Jesus, Thanks for Talking to Us Today about Write down Where We Live and Lord Remind Us That You Are Still Looking for Apostle Paul's You Are Still Looking for Men and Women Who Are Willing to Step out and Take Risk at Your Word Because They Know How Big You Are. They Understand the Power of God. Lord Expand Our View of God Enlarge Our Concept of God As We Follow the Little Simple Steps. God Made the Spirit of God Take Us and Give Us Such a Concept of God That No Matter What He Ever Asked Us to Do. We Will Be Willing to Do It Because We Trust His Power Utterly Change Our Lives Because We Were Here Today. Lord, We Pray in Jesus Name, Amen