What Can I Expect from God?
II Peter 1:1-10
I. THE PRESENCE
II. THE POWER
III. THE PROMISES
IV. THE POTENTIALITIES
V. THE POSITION
One time Abraham Lincoln told this interesting story. Abe said, "A traveler on the frontier found himself, as night came on, in a wild region. A terrible thunderstorm added to his troubles. He floundered along until his horse gave out and then he had to get off and lead him. Occasional flashes of lightning afforded the only clue to the path, and the crashes of thunder were frightening.
One bolt, which seemed to crush the earth beneath him, made him stagger and brought him to his knees. Since he was not much of a praying man, his prayer was short but to the point. He prayed, "OH, LORD, IF IT'S ALL THE SAME TO YOU, GIVE US A LITTLE MORE LIGHT AND A LITTLE LESS NOISE!"
MY SUBJECT FOR THIS MORNING IS "WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM GOD?"
I. THE PRESENCE
The problem is we start losing the battle when we get away from the person. We start losing the battle when we lose the sense of His presence. We get away from the power of that person Jesus Christ. Jesus is not abstract and he is not a passing thought. He is not just a concept but he is a person that we can relate to.
And Simon Peter says, "He is the kind of person I make my service to." I've given up my will that is what a servant does. I witness and make known that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life. He has given me precious faith He has given me unshakable peace. And he has given me supernatural wisdom.
And that is what I have gotten from him because His presence is in my life. Now is the great commander and he has never lost a battle. He is the Lord of the battle. He has never lost a soldier. He is the chief of staff. He always wins the victory.
And He is the one that overcomes in the end and we look to Him as a person of our faith. You can't fight this battle without his presence. You can't fight this battle with inexper ...
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