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September 22, 2021 8:00 am
As we keep going to the evidences that we insist on moving forward without supernatural help, the Lord will stand back and let us just lay dormant celebrating faithfulness.
This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans speaker senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and Pres. of the urban it is pretty crazy to think that we can do anything better than God.
Dr. Evans says many of this act as if we can, especially when were up against a challenge. Let's join him as he explains what we risk and what we miss when we do that I want to talk to 11 versus 1112 even Sarah herself received the ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life.
Since she considered all who had promised. Therefore, there was morning, even one man and him as good is that the stars of heaven in number and enumerable as the sand which is by the seashore were introduced to a lady named Sarah, the wife of Abraham, study repeated times in the book of Genesis from chapters 12 chapters 21 and seller will going to have a baby that would lead to the birth of a nation that's what God said.
That was that was the word became out of his mouth. That was the promise. But the promise had a problem. The problem was not Sarah was barren is not producing any eggs so she couldn't get pregnant. But the promise was, you will have a baby, but the problem was the ability to have a baby's namesake.
16 obviously God miss this one chapter 16 said no I Abraham's wife, no children and she had an Egyptian baby's name was Hagar's also said now behold the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Please go to my main obtain children through Abraham listen to the voice of Sarah and she conceived, and when she saw that she had conceived her mistress was despised in her eyes. When you God.
And God having come through is to retreat to the flesh, the flash approach to problem different than the way God wants it done on to that as you go God to bring about something you want from God. You are getting in the way God God from Julie what to do based on his word. You have God because without it is impossible to please God. So if you are not pleasing God.
God, you cannot expect the intervention God so called Hagar she maybe named Ishmael and then two brothers a big fight never since.
Now she's barren, barren woman have a baby.
She's all. Now how can this be, she did what the Bible says don't do that to be double minded, double blinded me on God's point of view man's point of view between the two. So if you want to experience the promises of God. The decision you have to make an experience that power is to not go to the flesh to help out the spirit when it looks like there's no way to spur approach can never work because guess what the problem is to be the start of the sermon in verse 11 of the book of Hebrews which says by faith Sarah gained the ability to conceive that we read, but I don't think we seen anything yet we see in the flesh we see not laughing, not believing his work because his word sounds too ridiculous to come true, but it was should something happen between the and from the time God has given birth to Ishmael and is born in chapter 21. Something is happening.
These chapters and Sarah that she did not have one since between God's word and his promises and in your life will I meant in faith, God, you know the faith will hold until you get the faith that we are still waiting on God to come through the things that you take things seriously and he will not know until he sees faith, he must see the movement he's got you are moving based on what he said what happened between chapters 16, 17, 18 from Hagar and Ishmael took him laugh and laugh. All of a sudden she getting to conceive two things if you read the chapters between 18 and 21, 2 Big Events Take Pl. The first is the destruction of Solomon, God rained down fire and brimstone from heaven and Sarah C.
And I got God destroy this at one time but when well while saving and his family. God from heaven is first and is even deeper is a fairly weak man to go back.
Sarah is assisted you scared to be 90 years old. Sarah was a very beautiful woman and he sold out of Abimelech that he says she's my sister so I'm thinking that some single take Sarah into his make you want to be his wife or his talk about things and so is single because I said she's not my wife read verse three of chapter 20 God came to dream that night and said, behold, you are a dead man because of the woman, would you have taken, for she is married now but I will let you know how serious is so don't put your hands on. Don't touch her and says you if you keep don't mess with Abraham's wife know we told you the system would verse 17 and 18 chapter 20 God and God healed Abimelech's maids so that more children with no problem for the Lord calls all the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife wants is now one of the major spiritual connections to see how one thing connects with another when God will Abimelech's house and will Abimelech king getting pregnant until Sarah is when Sarah is getting pregnant. I see some old lacks kingdom to increase the faith spent from them to grow what he could do for them to do it for them so you can do them that it could still do so for them that's why you want to see what God is doing you know you can do it right. The ribbons will have more force on how God's promise was fulfilled when he continues our message in just a moment. First am excited to tell you about our current featured resource.
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No matter how bad the problem is in the Lord took note of Sarah as he had his word and change in the Lord did for Sarah as he had promised because his promises are good so Sarah conceived and bore a son.
Abraham in his old age. At the appointed time, of which God had spoken to him call the name of the son was born. Sarah, born to him Isaac. Guess what Isaac means he laughs so you know on the adages last last God and look at Adam says maybe a big job and the laughter baby last July who happen okay. I noticed Sarah said for me that we want to hear me will laugh with me because his name is laughter.
So God gave them of the way to remember things because you let your problem away my promise because you didn't believe in my pal should receive because I relate down company to produce a miracle child is produced because the God to the realm of your logic is out of the realm of your biology come out with what you talking to me natural science teacher you talking to me not talking to me one reason we don't see God as we keep going to say what makes if you get is what man can do because the promise of God just says 112 says to give life watches Sarah couldn't have children. Abraham couldn't have children because he had even gotten too old at the things of God so needed to see God's power to come together and have okay put together, because it would take him to produce the baby. The baby is the shoes so I need to learn to see the miracles Bible says that Sarah called Abraham Lord first Peter 56.
She got a miracle birth of Isaac when she called Abraham Lord, and he says to the ladies and you daughters if you do likewise.
We should get a miracle when the miracle beginning to be put in motion it says when she called Abraham Lord, Lord of the house. Just like you have become Lord in the Garden of Eden because I am Lordship social role as Lord Lordship says no criminal banking we just read that you said you again from not Lord God will when should the position that recognized position and therefore God was to reveal a miracle when the family got well she well baby was born.
One of the reasons today man in the program because he is weak she has to be strong.
Sometimes God will see when she outlawed because the established in the supernatural could be manifest one more thing Sarah is the only woman in the Bible where we told how old she was when she died, says a lot about men, but not about women.
Isaac is more than wishing she dies in 27 Sarah is where I will. God is the problem is bigger than the promise that when God will time to enjoy all of her baby boy. So once you know you don't give you enough time to maximum your enjoyment as you keep going to the flesh. Dr. Evans will be back to tell us how strong our faith can grow when were ready to trust God for the impossible stay with us for so we've been working our way through Tony's collection of messages called heroes of the faith. It's a two-volume series exploring the lives of biblical characters who took God at his word and went on to see them change their lives and the world. Don't forget if you can help us out right now with a generous contribution we'd like to say thanks by sending you all 13 messages in this series as well as a copy of Tony's brand-new book and companion Bible study kingdom heroes this heroes of the faith offer is only available for a limited time, so make the arrangements right firstname.lastname@example.org there's a section on the homepage that snared just for this special offer, that's Tony Evans.org or let one of our team members assist when you call us at 1-800-800-3222 will as you've heard the urban alternative is celebrating 40 years of ministry this year so you know your support is an investment in an organization that's been faithfully carrying the good news to a needy world for some time.
Dr. Evans recently reflected on the early ministry call on his life 1968 are little church became part of the evangelistic crusade in Baltimore, led by an evangelist may be Sam Hart's organization was the grand old gospel fellowship was a tent crusade and I was 18-year-old working on this crusade with our church and on the first night he preached.
He talked about being fully committed to being used of God and that night is when I sense God calling me to serve him.
I really didn't get more involved in the crusade and got to know Sam Hart and then he sent me to Guyana South America to work on his crusade that was going on that which is courses where I met Lois so it was that crusade and 68 that started the ministry direction for me.
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Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 or you can make the arrangements email@example.com credit being in school this knowing there's always a test right around the corner tomorrow. Dr. Evans explains that the same is true in the Christian life right now though he's back with this final thought for today. Read Romans chapter 4 verse 16 in the chapter talks about Abraham's faith.
Now it grew to the place where he believed God to create something out of nothing. We call that in theology X Lilo that's what you want you want a face so strong in God. You don't need the raw materials to work with you to see how we go doing when he will do what we used to do it where's it will come from it and I can see Haskell were all simple letting go through it so that when it finally happened. Only he could get the credits only he could get glory only he could get the praise they could not do anything unless there was a binding urban alternative celebrating Thanksgiving generous contributions of listeners