The God I Know!
Steve N. Wagers
II Chronicles 25:1-9
April 23, 2006
1. A God Who Is Able In His Person!
A) Beyond Our Consideration
B) Beyond Our Comprehension
2. A God Who Is Abundant in His Provision!
A) How It Is Indicated
B) How it is Illustrated
3. A God Who Is Awesome In His Promises!
A) Promises We Can Lean On Personally
B) Promises We Can Live By Perpetually
In his book on "Evangelism," A. Skevington Wood said, "We can never talk about God behind his back. We cannot speak of God in His absence. The God who is being discussed is also there. The attitude people take to Him can never be merely theoretical. To deny Him is to spite Him to His face."
H. G. Wells was never particularly religious, but after he had studied the history of the human race and had observed human life, he came to an interesting conclusion: "Religion is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found God and been found by God, he begins at no beginning, he works to no end. He may have his friendships, his partial loyalties, his scraps of honor. But all these things fall into place and life falls into place only with God."
A recent ABC News Gallup Poll taken January 7, 2006, revealed the percentages of what Americans believe.
70%--in the Devil
60%--the stories in the Bible are literally true.
13%--that human evolution occurred naturally without divine intervention.
The story before us finds Amaziah, the king of Judah, strengthening and fortifying his army that totals around 300,000 men. He feels that his army of 300,000 is not adequate and sufficient.
He first organizes his army by putting a captain over each 1,000 men and a captain over each 100 men within each thousand (Brigades with units in each Brigade). Next he hires 100,000 men from Israel as hired mercenaries for 100 talents of silver.
It is shortly thereafter that he has a visit from a prophet with a m ...
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