The sovereignty of God

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The sovereignty of God
by: Marvin I. Adel
Metro Batangas Christian Church

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  • The Sovereignty of God involves the exercise of His attributes () in order to maintain and accomplish His will 1
  • The Sovereignty of God involves the exercise of His attributes () in order to maintain and accomplish His will 1
  • The Sovereignty of God involves the exercise of His attributes () in order to maintain and accomplish His will 1
  • The Sovereignty of God involves the exercise of His attributes () in order to maintain and accomplish His will 1
  • The sovereignty of God

    1. 1. The Sovereignty of God By: Marvin I. Adel Metro Batangas Christian Church
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The God of most of us worship is too small </li></ul><ul><li>The God of most Christians seems weak and limited </li></ul><ul><li>Why???? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Sovereignty <ul><li>In Webster’s defines: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possessing supreme dominion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supreme in Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superior to all others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>Easton’s Bible Dictionary says </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absolute right to do all things according to His own good pleasure – Daniel 4:25, 35; Rom 9:15-23) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Unger’s Bible Dictionary says </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He is under no external restraint whatsoever </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is the Supreme Dispenser of all events </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>May be defined as the exercise of His supremacy </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns His absolute rule and Control over all His creation </li></ul><ul><li>ILLUSTRATION: </li></ul>
    6. 6. Sovereignty of God <ul><ul><li>But He stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases... Job 23:13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted…. Job 42:2 </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>Not even Evil and unrighteousness can escape the all-controlling hand of God </li></ul><ul><li>For our Lord God almighty reigns…. Rev 19:6 </li></ul><ul><li>God rules! Even when it looks like He’s not ruling, He’s ruling. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>Our God is Sovereignty That means there is no such thing as luck or swerte </li></ul><ul><li>ILLUSTRATION: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KING AND MINISTER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THERE IS NO ACCIDENT WITH GOD </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>He is sovereign and has already determined everything that will happen according to what pleases Him. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>I. God Glory and will </li></ul><ul><li>a. God is omnipotent – there is nothing He can’t do. </li></ul><ul><li>b. God is omniscient – there is nothing He does not know. </li></ul><ul><li>c. God is omnipresent – there is no place He does not exist. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>II. God’s Sovereignty & Our Sin </li></ul><ul><li>Why did He allow the existence of evil, especially in light of the fact that God </li></ul><ul><li>-hated sin (Rom 1:18) </li></ul><ul><li>- is completely Holy (Isa 6:3) </li></ul><ul><li>-Cannot sin (Psalm 5:4) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>III. God’s Sovereignty & Our Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>He provides us with proper perspective in which to view all of life </li></ul><ul><li>Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Him who strengthens me </li></ul>
    13. 13. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>IV. God’s Sovereignty & Worship </li></ul><ul><li>-the Sovereignty of God should lead us to enthusiastic (alive, alert and awake) Worship </li></ul>
    14. 14. Sovereignty of God <ul><li>In Closing </li></ul><ul><li>God absolute rule and control everything </li></ul><ul><li>God is able to do all that pleases Him. </li></ul><ul><li>God does everything for His greatest glory </li></ul>

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