God's Promise to America (4 of 18) by Ernest Easley

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God's Promise to America (4 of 18)
Series: The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
2 Chronicles 7:14
January 29, 2012

As we continue our series of messages under the heading: The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible .. turn with me to 2 Chronicles chapter 14.
Now remember when we talk about the "If's" of the Bible .. we're talking about The Promises of God. When it comes to the promises of God .. they are very iffy! Many of the promises God has given us are conditional. God says, "If you do this, then I will do that."
Then there are the "Ands" of the Bible. They point us to The Provisions of God. That little conjunction word ties together some of the provisions God has for us. For instance: grace AND truth. AND …we're going to begin looking at those provisions in a few weeks.
And then there are the "Buts" of the Bible. They point us to The Providence of God. We find one in Genesis 50.20 where we find Joseph talking to those sorry brothers of his that had treated him so bad. "But as for you, you meant evil against me, BUT GOD meant it for good, in order to bring about as it is this day, to save many people alive."
That's our focus these days: The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible!
The "if's" point us to The Promises of God.
The "ands" point us to The Provision of God.
The "buts" point us to The Providence of God.
Now today .. we're going to consider another one of those iffy promises of God. But before we look at it .. keep in mind those five characteristics of God's promises:
*God's promises are found in the Bible.
*God's promises are always gracious.
*God's promises are all centered around Christ.
*God's promises are always trustworthy.
*God's promises are usually conditionally.
And the conditional promise we're going to look at today is a familiar promise to most of us. From it … we're not only going to learn some things about God, and about us … but we're going to learn how to help our nation get turned a ...


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