by J. Gerald Harris

And God is Able
Dr. Gerald Harris
2 Corinthians 9:8

Last month I shared with you my state of the church message. In that message I suggested some goals and objectives for our church. I spoke to you about spiritual growth and numerical growth and financial growth. I tried to present to you the importance of being debt free in '93 so that we could build more in '94. I spoke to you about our church marching forward for God. About linking ourselves with an omnipotent God with whom nothing is impossible.

This morning I just want to reinforce all of that by saying that our God is able. He is able to save the sinner. He is able to bind the devil. HE is able to heal the sick. He is able to mend the broken relationships. He is able to revive the church. He is able to alter the destiny of nations. "He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think."

I want you to look in our verse again. Notice what it says: "and God is able to make all grace abound towards you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8). Look at the words that start with the letter "A". Look at the word "able" Look at the word "all." It appears three times- "all grace," "all sufficiency" and "all things." Look at the word "abound". It appears twice in this verse. Then look at the word "always". This is a verse of maximums. It is a verse of superlatives. It is a verse that underscores the sovereignty and the omnipotence of God.

One reason I like this verse is because it lets me know that in God I am strong. It reminds me of the passage in Isaiah where the statesman prophet says, "He giveth power to the faint and to them that have no might he increaseth strength... they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles."

It also reminds me of the verse in Philippians 4:13, where Paul says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me." It is a verse of scriptur ...

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