Wist Not: God's Ability (4 Of 4) by Ken Trivette

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WIST NOT: GOD'S ABILITY (4 OF 4)
Ken Trivette
Acts 12:9

Outline
1. THE MOMENTS IN WHICH GOD IS REQUIRED
A) Distressing Times of Life
B) Desperate Times of Life
2. THE METHOD BY WHICH GOD IS REACHED
A) In Prayer We Meet God
B) By Prayer We Move God
3. THE MIRACLES BY WHICH GOD IS REVEALED
A) God’s Ability
B) God’s Availability

J.B. Phillips wrote a book that he gave a title that
has always fascinated me. The book is entitled Your
God Is Too Small. He does not imply that God is too
small but that in many cases our conception of God is
too small. He writes, “The trouble with many people
today is that they have not found a God big enough for
modern needs.”

A.W. Tozer in his book The Knowledge of the Holy
states, “What comes into our minds when we think about
God is the most important thing about us.” Tozer
declares that we can predict with certainty the
spiritual future of a man by what comes to his mind
when he thinks about God.

What comes to your mind when you think of God? It is
possible that I am speaking today to some whose God is
too small. You believe in God and never for a moment
would you deny His existence. Yet, your concept of God
is as Tozer described, “so decadent as to be utterly
beneath the dignity of the Most High God.”(1)

Let me say today that we have a God big enough for all
our needs and any situation that may arise in our
life. As Paul declared in Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto
Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all
that we ask or think. . .” We cannot ask God for something
that is beyond His ability. We can’t even think of
something that is beyond is ability. Our God is
anything but small!

As we consider our fourth “wist not” we are reminded
of God’s ability. We see God intervening in Peter’s
situation and demonstrating Himself to be a God big
enough for our needs. Let’s notice the story and draw
from it the following three thoughts.

First, I think of ...


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