Sunday, July 21, 2019

God of the Hills and Valleys

1 Kings 20:1-28

Is your God the God of the valley, or do you only know Him as God of the mountain? If God has privileged you to be in the valley, it’s to prove to you and show those around you that our God is the God of all.

I.              God is who he has revealed himself to be, not what you think or believe about Him.

·      Just because you believe something or say something, doesn’t make it true.

·      When we collidewith the God of the Bible, we see how much custom design we have tried to add or take away from Him. 

·      In our relationship with God, we are ever confirminginterpreting, and learning who God is as we go along.

II.            Our victory is often found in the valley, but we are scared to go into it because we have limitedGod’s ability in our mind.

·      The Lord is God for everyperson

o  Western Christianity has made a bad habit of labeling comforts, standard of living, and material fortune as blessingand any hardship a trial.

o  Your blessing is that you can know a God who gives hope to the hopeless, love to the unlovable, comfort to the sorrowful, and bring all who believe into His family.

·      The Lord is God in everystory

o  Everyone’s testimony is the same: You were a sinnerwho was saved by the graceof God, through faithin Jesus Christ.

·      The Lord is God for everyseason

·      The Lord is God in every timeand place

III.           God is greater than the contextin which we understandHim.

·      A Syro-Phoenician Woman (Matt 15:21-28; Mk 7:24-30)

·      The Apostle Paul’s Conversion (Acts 9:1-6)

·      The Church in Antioch (Acts 13:1-3)

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