orthodoxy |ˈôrθəˌdäksē|           authorized or generally          accepted theory, doctrine,                 or practiceM...
The Sovereignty              of GodMonday 24 January 2011
sovereignty                         supreme power or                             authorityMonday 24 January 2011
He is called Adonay.               2 Samuel 7:22,           "How great you are, O        Sovereign Lord! There is no      ...
Monday 24 January 2011
Most Christians have a   small view of God.Monday 24 January 2011
Most Christians have a   small view of God.Monday 24 January 2011
Most Christians have a   small view of God.   Evans believes one reason for this   is that Christians do not   understand ...
“God’s sovereignty concerns his         absolute rule and control over all of         creation. God rules absolutely over ...
“God’s sovereignty concerns his         absolutesovereignty involves thinking           God’s    rule and control over all...
“God’s sovereignty concerns his         absolute rule and control over all of         creation. God rules absolutely over ...
Monday 24 January 2011
Gods sovereignty has immense practical   importanceMonday 24 January 2011
Gods sovereignty has immense practical   importance   ...it makes Him our proper object of worship. He is   the almighty, ...
Gods sovereignty has immense practical   importance   ...it makes Him our proper object of worship. He is   the almighty, ...
Gods sovereignty has immense practical   importance   ...it makes Him our proper object of worship. He is   the almighty, ...
God’s Absolute Rule Do you want God to be sovereign? Do you want Him to rule over you? Are you like a rebellious teenager ...
Monday 24 January 2011
1. God does what he pleases   The earth is the LORD’s,   and everything in it, the   world, and all who live in   it;   Ps...
1.a. God rules        You do not have the right to tell God what to do or        how to do it - he made it, he chooses, an...
Eph 1:11 - In him we were also chosen,   having been predestined according to the   plan of him who works out everything i...
Eph 1:11 - In him we were also chosen,   having been predestined according to the   plan of him who works out everything i...
1.b. God decides   There is no such thing as luck - there   is nothing that happens which hasn’t   been through God’s hand...
1.c. Our decisions   If not one of the smallest details of   our lives escapes God - do my   decisions matter? I can sit b...
If I choose is God in control, and if   he is on control do I really need to   choose?   Evans suggests it is like God   h...
However, Evans notes, “when all   is said and done...even the route   you choose will be the one he   sovereignly planned ...
1.d. Sovereignty and Prayer   God has determined what will   happen but it will not happen until   you ask, James 4:2,   Y...
1.e. Created for him   1 Cor 8:6   ...yet for us there is but one God,   the Father, from whom all things   came and for w...
2. God’s glory and will     “The sovereignty of God     means the exercise of his     attributes in order to     maintain ...
2.a. Forever Sovereign  God is omniscient - nothing  he does not know,  omnipotent nothing he  cannot do,omnipresent, no  ...
2.b. A Great example   Daniel 4   Nebuchadnezar = bigKing God = sovereign                            head   ...All this ha...
2.b. A Great example   ...All this happened to King   Nebuchadnezzar. 29Twelve   months later, as the king was   walking o...
2.b. A Great example   ...All this happened to King   Nebuchadnezzar. 29Twelve   months later, as the king was   walking o...
31 Even as the words were on his lips, a voice came     from heaven, “This is what is decreed for you, King     Nebuchadne...
His body was drenched with the dew of heaven       until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and       his nails l...
His body was drenched with the dew of heaven       until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and       his nails l...
35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as     nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of     heaven and the p...
2.c. Sovereignty and status   No matter how important   you are, how high you climb   etc. God is still sovereign.   Respe...
God is not a respecter of persons - you are who you are because God made you that way, and he gave grace to you, “I am wha...
3. God’s sovereignty and our sin  So what of original sin -  why did God allow the  existence of evil -  especially as he ...
1. As God works everything for his glory we have to conclude god gets more glory through the existence of evil than he wou...
2. In allowing evil God shows that nothing and no enemy will ever be able to thwart his kingdom purposes. This comprehensi...
3. God allows evil as he      does not with to force      obedience.      For man to function as      God’s image bearer, ...
God does not plan, incite,authorise or approve sin. HedoesGod allows evil as he   3. allow his creatures torebel against h...
4. God’s sovereignty and our                        perspective  If you as a believer  understand God’s  sovereignty corre...
4.a. Strength  Php 4:13 (ESV) - I can do  all things through him who  strengthens me.  Christ supplies - we are  totally d...
4.a. Strength  In tests, male horned dung  beetles were able to pull  Php 4:13 (ESV) - own body  1,141 times their  I can ...
4.b. Comfort in circumstances  Life has ups and downs - and  they can change rapidly.  God’s sovereignty allows us to  be ...
4.c. ConfidenceThere is no luck, chance,accidents in God’s sovereignty;“Lord you did what I thoughtyou weren’t going to do....
4.c. ConfidenceThere is8:28, 38-39  Rom no luck, chance,accidents inknow that in all things God works  And we     God’s sov...
4.d. The whole pictureWhen you walk under the coveringof God nothing can stop his planfor you - even the negative thingswi...
4.e. Sovereignty and impossibilities  Obstacles and the fact that  something has never been  done before are irrelevant  w...
4.e. Sovereignty and impossibilities  The confidence of Paul is  shown in 2and the fact that  Obstacles Tim 1:12  something...
5. God’s sovereignty and worship   God’s sovereignty should   draw us to worship - after   all it is he who holds up   the...
5.a. Giving God honour  Worship is the correct  response to God’s  sovereignty - after all we are  thankful to get paid fo...
1 Chron 29:6-13  the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders ...
 10 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,    “Praise be to you, LORD, the God of our fathe...
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5.b. God wants your worship  Most Christians are lazy  and unfaithful in their  worship - they expect to be  motivated by ...
5.b. God wants your worship  Most Christians are lazy  In the year that King  and unfaithful in their  Uzziah - they expec...
Responding to God’s                             sovereignty  1. Do you worship God once a  week or is it a way of life? Do...
3. Do you believe Philippians    4:13 applies to your life?    4. Are you praying and    interceding for the    Nebuchadne...
Applying God’s sovereignty in                life  He is to be the focus of our  worship. All glory goes to Him.  To Jesus...
All God has foretold will surely come to pass.        He is working out His plans (Is. 42:5-9), and        nothing will ta...
These points are extracted from an original        much more detailed article here: http://        www.probe.org/site/c.fd...
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  1. 1. orthodoxy |ˈôrθəˌdäksē| authorized or generally accepted theory, doctrine, or practiceMonday 24 January 2011
  2. 2. The Sovereignty of GodMonday 24 January 2011
  3. 3. sovereignty supreme power or authorityMonday 24 January 2011
  4. 4. He is called Adonay. 2 Samuel 7:22, "How great you are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears."Monday 24 January 2011
  5. 5. Monday 24 January 2011
  6. 6. Most Christians have a small view of God.Monday 24 January 2011
  7. 7. Most Christians have a small view of God.Monday 24 January 2011
  8. 8. Most Christians have a small view of God. Evans believes one reason for this is that Christians do not understand the sovereignty of God. He continues suggesting that in our lives God is anywhere but on the throne and this results in our spiritual weakness and lack of power.Monday 24 January 2011
  9. 9. “God’s sovereignty concerns his absolute rule and control over all of creation. God rules absolutely over the affairs of men. He sits on the throne of the universes as Lord. Everything that happens comes about because he either directly causes it or consciously allows it. Nothing enters into history or could ever exist outside of history that does not come under the complete control of God” EvansMonday 24 January 2011
  10. 10. “God’s sovereignty concerns his absolutesovereignty involves thinking God’s rule and control over all of creation. God rules absolutely over the What does it mean? affairs of men. He sits on the throne of the universes as Lord. Everything that of What are the consequences happens comes about because he this? either believing directly causes it or consciously allows What about war, famine, poverty? it. Nothing enters into history or could ever exist outside of historyand does What about sickness that death? not come under the complete control of God” What about the devil? EvansMonday 24 January 2011
  11. 11. “God’s sovereignty concerns his absolute rule and control over all of creation. God rules absolutely over the affairs of men. He sits on the throne of the universes as Lord. Everything that happens comes about because he either directly causes it or consciously allows it. Nothing enters into history or could ever exist outside of history that does not come under the complete control of God” EvansMonday 24 January 2011
  12. 12. Monday 24 January 2011
  13. 13. Gods sovereignty has immense practical importanceMonday 24 January 2011
  14. 14. Gods sovereignty has immense practical importance ...it makes Him our proper object of worship. He is the almighty, omnipotent God, the creator and sustainer of all that exists. There is none higher, none more worthy of worship and honor.Monday 24 January 2011
  15. 15. Gods sovereignty has immense practical importance ...it makes Him our proper object of worship. He is the almighty, omnipotent God, the creator and sustainer of all that exists. There is none higher, none more worthy of worship and honor. ...it means He can be counted on, for nothing can stand against Him...for our salvation...to carry us through times of difficulty such that nothing touches us that is not in keeping with His desires for us...to keep all the promises He has made to us.Monday 24 January 2011
  16. 16. Gods sovereignty has immense practical importance ...it makes Him our proper object of worship. He is the almighty, omnipotent God, the creator and sustainer of all that exists. There is none higher, none more worthy of worship and honor. ...it means He can be counted on, for nothing can stand against Him...for our salvation...to carry us through times of difficulty such that nothing touches us that is not in keeping with His desires for us...to keep all the promises He has made to us. Rick WadeMonday 24 January 2011
  17. 17. God’s Absolute Rule Do you want God to be sovereign? Do you want Him to rule over you? Are you like a rebellious teenager who wants God there to help but wants autonomy the rest of the time? Satan started this path of thinking - encouraged Eve not to be stifled or limited by God. Knowing God is sovereign means you realise no one is autonomous from him - he has absolute control over the universe.Monday 24 January 2011
  18. 18. Monday 24 January 2011
  19. 19. 1. God does what he pleases The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; Psalm 24:1 By virtue of this God can do whatever he wants whenever he wantsMonday 24 January 2011
  20. 20. 1.a. God rules You do not have the right to tell God what to do or how to do it - he made it, he chooses, and the Bible declares this to be so; Job 23:13 - he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases. Job 42:2 - “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Psalm 115:3 -Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him. Isa 45:7 - I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.Monday 24 January 2011
  21. 21. Eph 1:11 - In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, Rom 11:36 - For from him and through him and for him are all things.To him be the glory forever! Amen. Rev 19:6 - Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.Monday 24 January 2011
  22. 22. Eph 1:11 - In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in Nothing escapes the rule conformity with the purpose of his will, of God him be the glory Rom 11:36 - For from him and through him and for him are all things.To No matter what happens forever! Amen. Rev 19:6 - Then I heard what sounded like a God the roar of rushing waters great multitude, like is ruling and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.Monday 24 January 2011
  23. 23. 1.b. God decides There is no such thing as luck - there is nothing that happens which hasn’t been through God’s hands first. Exodus 4:11 -The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”Monday 24 January 2011
  24. 24. 1.c. Our decisions If not one of the smallest details of our lives escapes God - do my decisions matter? I can sit back, relax and let God do it all. This is a great tension in theology and is called an autinomy - parallel truths which run side by side and do not appear to cross each other. One one side Sovereign God The other side My Own ChoicesMonday 24 January 2011
  25. 25. If I choose is God in control, and if he is on control do I really need to choose? Evans suggests it is like God having a destination that he will reach but you choose the route he takes in order to get there. He will arrive but it will be through you, over you, around you or in spite of you.Monday 24 January 2011
  26. 26. However, Evans notes, “when all is said and done...even the route you choose will be the one he sovereignly planned to use in order to achieve his intended purposes” God will get where he chooses - the question is what you will look like at that time? God has determined men and women shall praise him for all eternity - will you do it in heaven or hell?Monday 24 January 2011
  27. 27. 1.d. Sovereignty and Prayer God has determined what will happen but it will not happen until you ask, James 4:2, You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. God has determined how he will act, but he waits for us to call before he acts - we have a choice. No one can thwart his plan all we can do is cooperate with it.Monday 24 January 2011
  28. 28. 1.e. Created for him 1 Cor 8:6 ...yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. It is God’s right to do with creation whatever he chooses - you were created to bring glory to GodMonday 24 January 2011
  29. 29. 2. God’s glory and will “The sovereignty of God means the exercise of his attributes in order to maintain his glory and accomplish his will” Evans Men will never knock God off his throne!Monday 24 January 2011
  30. 30. 2.a. Forever Sovereign God is omniscient - nothing he does not know, omnipotent nothing he cannot do,omnipresent, no place he doesn’t exist... God’s attributes guarantee that he will always be sovereign - how do you revolt against a God who is all powerful? He knows every thought in your mind so you can’t outwit him...Monday 24 January 2011
  31. 31. 2.b. A Great example Daniel 4 Nebuchadnezar = bigKing God = sovereign head ...All this happened to Who will come out on top? Nebuchadnezzar. 29Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30 he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?”Monday 24 January 2011
  32. 32. 2.b. A Great example ...All this happened to King Nebuchadnezzar. 29Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30 he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?”Monday 24 January 2011
  33. 33. 2.b. A Great example ...All this happened to King Nebuchadnezzar. 29Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30 he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?”Monday 24 January 2011
  34. 34. 31 Even as the words were on his lips, a voice came from heaven, “This is what is decreed for you, King Nebuchadnezzar: Your royal authority has been taken from you. 32 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes.”  33 Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like the ox.Monday 24 January 2011
  35. 35. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.  34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation.Monday 24 January 2011
  36. 36. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.  34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation.Monday 24 January 2011
  37. 37. 35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?”  36 At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.Monday 24 January 2011
  38. 38. 2.c. Sovereignty and status No matter how important you are, how high you climb etc. God is still sovereign. Respect and honour people but remember God is still in control. God is not intimidated by peoples status or reputation, or giving - we are all sinners in need of salvationMonday 24 January 2011
  39. 39. God is not a respecter of persons - you are who you are because God made you that way, and he gave grace to you, “I am what I am by the grace of God” Paul Be thankful that God uses you - but don’t get proud in that, he gave you the gifts and skills that you are using - so he gets the gloryMonday 24 January 2011
  40. 40. 3. God’s sovereignty and our sin So what of original sin - why did God allow the existence of evil - especially as he hates evil, is completely holy, and cannot sin, or even tempt others to do so. Rom 1:8, Isa 6:3, Ps 5:4, Jn 1:13Monday 24 January 2011
  41. 41. 1. As God works everything for his glory we have to conclude god gets more glory through the existence of evil than he would have without it. Eph 1:11-12 Some of God’s attributes show up best when seen against sin Love - Rom 5:8 Holiness & Wrath are seen against the reality of sin - Rom 1:18, 9:22-23 Grace is seen majestically against sin - Eph 2:1-7Monday 24 January 2011
  42. 42. 2. In allowing evil God shows that nothing and no enemy will ever be able to thwart his kingdom purposes. This comprehensive defeating of his enemies will be the basis for great praise - Rev 19:1-6Monday 24 January 2011
  43. 43. 3. God allows evil as he does not with to force obedience. For man to function as God’s image bearer, he has to have the power to choose and so evil must exist. If not people would just be robotsMonday 24 January 2011
  44. 44. God does not plan, incite,authorise or approve sin. HedoesGod allows evil as he 3. allow his creatures torebel against histo force - does not with authorityheobedience. then overrules theiractions for to function as For man his sovereignpurposes - in allowing he God’s image bearer, thisGod demonstrates his has to have the powergreatness - Gen 50:20 -You to choose and so evilintended to harm me, but must exist. If not peopleGod intended it robots to would just be for goodaccomplish what is nowbeing done, the saving ofmany lives.Monday 24 January 2011
  45. 45. 4. God’s sovereignty and our perspective If you as a believer understand God’s sovereignty correctly, you will understand life properlyMonday 24 January 2011
  46. 46. 4.a. Strength Php 4:13 (ESV) - I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Christ supplies - we are totally dependent upon him.Monday 24 January 2011
  47. 47. 4.a. Strength In tests, male horned dung beetles were able to pull Php 4:13 (ESV) - own body 1,141 times their I can do all things through him who weight  -  the equivalent of strengthens me. six fully- a person dragging Christ double decker are laden supplies - we buses. totally dependent upon him. By comparison, a leafcutter ant can lift a mere 50 times its own body weight.Monday 24 January 2011
  48. 48. 4.b. Comfort in circumstances Life has ups and downs - and they can change rapidly. God’s sovereignty allows us to be sure of his love even when circumstances are not good or things seem o be going wrong. We might not ‘get it’ but we can be sure God does. God is the ‘god of all comfort’Monday 24 January 2011
  49. 49. 4.c. ConfidenceThere is no luck, chance,accidents in God’s sovereignty;“Lord you did what I thoughtyou weren’t going to do. That’sbecause you want to dosomething else in my life...goahead and do your thing”Evans suggests God is makinga cake in your life - someingredients taste good on theirown - others need to be mixedand baked to taste bestMonday 24 January 2011
  50. 50. 4.c. ConfidenceThere is8:28, 38-39 Rom no luck, chance,accidents inknow that in all things God works And we God’s sovereignty;“Lord the did what I those who love him, who for you good of thoughtyou weren’t going to do. That’s have been called according to hisbecause you want to do purpose. I am convinced that neithersomething else in my life...goahead and do life, neither angels nor demons, death nor your thing” neither the present nor the future, nor anyEvans suggests God is making powers, neither height nor depth, nora cake in your life - some anything else in all creation, will be ableingredients taste good on theirown - others need to be mixedlove of God that to separate us from theand baked to taste best is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Monday 24 January 2011
  51. 51. 4.d. The whole pictureWhen you walk under the coveringof God nothing can stop his planfor you - even the negative thingswill be made positive in God.We might look at the small piecesof our life - God looks at the wholepicture.“You can’t change people - but youcan get out of the way so that Godcan run over them” EvansFast and pray - then leave it to GodMonday 24 January 2011
  52. 52. 4.e. Sovereignty and impossibilities Obstacles and the fact that something has never been done before are irrelevant when faced with God’s sovereignty. Luke 1:37 The ‘most’ sinful person can be saved - Heb 7:25Monday 24 January 2011
  53. 53. 4.e. Sovereignty and impossibilities The confidence of Paul is shown in 2and the fact that Obstacles Tim 1:12 something hasam suffering That is why I never been done before are irrelevant as I am. Yet this is no cause when faced with God’sI know for shame, because sovereignty. whom I have believed, and Luke 1:37 am convinced that he is The ‘most’ sinful person can able to guard what I have be saved - Heb 7:25 entrusted to him until that day.Monday 24 January 2011
  54. 54. 5. God’s sovereignty and worship God’s sovereignty should draw us to worship - after all it is he who holds up the universe by the word of his power, who gives us air to breathe, who provides for us. And, he wants to meet with us as we live and worship!Monday 24 January 2011
  55. 55. 5.a. Giving God honour Worship is the correct response to God’s sovereignty - after all we are thankful to get paid for working, how much more thankful should we be to God who is our provider and so much more. In 1 Chron. 29 when David appeals for funds for the new temple to be built...and God gets the glory and worshipMonday 24 January 2011
  56. 56. 1 Chron 29:6-13 the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king’s work gave willingly. 7 They gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze and a hundred thousand talents of iron. 8 Anyone who had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the temple of the LORD in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9 The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the LORD. David the king also rejoiced greatly.Monday 24 January 2011
  57. 57.  10 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,    “Praise be to you, LORD, the God of our father Israel,    from everlasting to everlasting. 11 Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power    and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,    for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.Monday 24 January 2011
  58. 58. Monday 24 January 2011
  59. 59. 5.b. God wants your worship Most Christians are lazy and unfaithful in their worship - they expect to be motivated by god to worship, not to motivate themselves to worship. If someone does not do a job we call them lazy yet we are blessed to be able to worship God and can’t be botheredMonday 24 January 2011
  60. 60. 5.b. God wants your worship Most Christians are lazy In the year that King and unfaithful in their Uzziah - they expect worshipdied, I saw theto be Lord, high and exalted, motivated by god to worship, notthrone; and the seated on a to motivate themselvesrobe filled the train of his to worship. temple. If someone does not do a job wesaw through the Isaiah call them lazy yet we are blessed and saw circumstances to be able to worship God and can’t God be botheredMonday 24 January 2011
  61. 61. Responding to God’s sovereignty 1. Do you worship God once a week or is it a way of life? Do you only worship God when things are going well, is your worship present though all seasons of life? 2. Do you have a God given sense of his sovereignty with situations and circumstances or do you panic not realising God is in control?Monday 24 January 2011
  62. 62. 3. Do you believe Philippians 4:13 applies to your life? 4. Are you praying and interceding for the Nebuchadnezers in your life?Monday 24 January 2011
  63. 63. Applying God’s sovereignty in life He is to be the focus of our worship. All glory goes to Him. To Jesus "be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen," John said (Rev. 1:6). Gods redemptive purposes will not be thwarted. He will build His church (Matt. 16:18), and nothing can separate us from His love (Rom. 8:38-39).Monday 24 January 2011
  64. 64. All God has foretold will surely come to pass. He is working out His plans (Is. 42:5-9), and nothing will take away what God has for us. Because the sovereign God is also the God of love, He can be trusted in the fullest sense, to those who love Him, the combination of His sovereignty and love makes it possible for us to truly rest, to live without fear. He will ultimately triumph over evil. "There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Rev. 21:4).Monday 24 January 2011
  65. 65. These points are extracted from an original much more detailed article here: http:// www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b. 4225033/k.5971/The_Sovereignty_of_God.htmMonday 24 January 2011

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