WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GOD - HIS OMNIPOTENCE
(ALL-POWERFUL; UNLIMITED POWER)
Have you ever walked outside, looked around and felt in awe of the
earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the trees, and all the things that
Godís power is overwhelmingly great. He is great in all things.
Todayís lesson is to simply remind us that God is ALL-POWERFUL. This
lesson will not list all of the attributes to Godís unlimited power, but
will simply begin to look at his Omnipotence.
GOD REIGNETH OMNIPOTENT
KJV Revelation 19:6
6. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as
the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,
Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
CHRIST STATES THAT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
KJV Mark 10:27
27. And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible,
but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
GOD TELLS ABRAM THAT HE (GOD) IS ALMIGHTY
KJV Genesis 17:1
1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared
to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and
be thou perfect.
GODíS POWER DEMONSTRATED
KJV Genesis 1:1
1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
DAVID WRITES OF GODíS POWER
KJV Psalms 19:1
1. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament
sheweth his handywork.
KJV Psalms 139:14
14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully
made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA
KJV Exodus 14:21-31
21. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the
Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and
made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
22. And the children of Israel went into the midst of
the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their
right hand, and on their left.
23. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them
to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his
24. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the
Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and
of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
25. And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave
them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of
Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
26. And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine
hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon
their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
27. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea,
and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the
Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the
midst of the sea.
28. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots,
and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after
them; there remained not so much as one of them.
29. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land
in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their
right hand, and on their left.
30. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand
of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
31. And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did
upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord,
and his servant Moses.
DANIEL IN THE LIONíS DEN
KJV Daniel 6:16-23
16. Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel,
and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel,
Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
17. And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth
of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet
of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
18. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the
night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and
his sleep went from him.
19. Then the king arose very early in the morning, and
went in haste unto the den of lions.
20. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable
voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant
of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver
thee from the lions?
21. Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for
22. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions'
mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was
found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23. Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that
they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of
the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed
in his God.
SOME THINGS THAT GOD CANNOT DO
GOD CANNOT LIE
KJV Titus 1:2
2. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised
before the world began;
KJV Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it
was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who
have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
KJV Psalms 19:9
9. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments
of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
GOD CANNOT CHANGE THE CONDITION OF THE LOST SOUL
KJV 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise,
as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing
that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
THE ACCEPTANCE OF SALVATION IS MANKINDíS RESPONSIBILITY
KING AGRIPPA HEARS OF PAULíS CONVERSION AND PAUL ALMOST PERSUADES
HIM TO BE A CHRISTIAN.
KJV Acts 26:1-29
1. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to
speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for
2. I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall
answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof
I am accused of the Jews:
3. Especially because I know thee to be expert in all
customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee
to hear me patiently.
4. My manner of life from my youth, which was at the
first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
5. Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify,
that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
6. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the
promise made of God unto our fathers:
7. Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving
God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I
am accused of the Jews.
8. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with
you, that God should raise the dead?
9. I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do
many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
10. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of
the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the
chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against
11. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and
compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I
persecuted them even unto strange cities.
12. Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and
commission from the chief priests,
13. At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from
heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them
which journeyed with me.
14. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard
a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul,
why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
15. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am
Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared
unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both
of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which
I will appear unto thee;
17. Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles,
unto whom now I send thee,
18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness
to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness
of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that
is in me.
19. Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient
unto the heavenly vision:
20. But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem,
and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that
they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
21. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple,
and went about to kill me.
22. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue
unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things
than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
23. That Christ should suffer, and that he should be
the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the
people, and to the Gentiles.
24. And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with
a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee
25. But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but
speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
26. For the king knoweth of these things, before whom
also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden
from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
27. King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know
that thou believest.
28. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest
me to be a Christian.
29. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also
all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am,
except these bonds.
How was Paul saved?
KJV Acts 22:10-16
10. And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord
said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee
of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
11. And when I could not see for the glory of that light,
being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
12. And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law,
having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
13. Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother
Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
14. And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen
thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest
hear the voice of his mouth.
15. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what
thou hast seen and heard.
16. And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash
away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
What precedes baptism? Hearing - KJV Romans 10:17
17. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by
the word of God.
Believing - KJV Mark 16:16
16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but
he that believeth not shall be damned.
Repenting - KJV Acts 2:38
38. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one
of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Confessing Christ - KJV Matthew 10:32-33
32. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men,
him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny
before my Father which is in heaven.
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