God’s Answers are Bigger Than My Questions

On Sunday, we looked at the next message in the series “God is Big, Really Big!” The title of the message was “God’s Answers are Bigger Than My Questions.” Everyone has questions:

  • What am I going to do with my life? What will I be?
  • Will the kids turn out all right?
  • What will tomorrow bring?
  • What will happen to the economy? What about my job?
  • Will I find the right person to be my soul mate? and so on . . .
  • Jesus said that the clamor of the crowd was – WHAT SHALL WE EAT? WHAT SHALL WE DRINK? AND WHAT SHALL WE WEAR?
  • There are Spiritual questions: Who is God – What is He like? When will I die? – Where will I go? – What will it be like?
  • Then there are the philosophical questions: Which comes first the chicken or the egg, Can God create a rock too big for Him to pick up?
  • The one I liked best,” If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it fall, does it still make a noise?”
  • Or lately I read one that said, “If I am in the forest talking and my wife is not there to hear me, Am I still wrong?”

More often than not our questions come down to the one question, “Why?” Job asked that same question of God after losing his fortune, his family, and his physical health. God answers Job in chapters 38-42, but not like Job wanted. God answered Job with a series of around eighty questions. Those questions can be summarized by three questions: (1) Who Created the Universe? (2) Who Controls the Universe? (3) Who Comprehends the Universe? The answer to all of Job’s questions was “God.” Job needed to see that God is big, really big! You can listen to this message by following this link or visit our sermons page.

God is Big, Really Big!

A.W. Tozer stated:

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us….  Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God. For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like.”

I wholeheartedly agree. What we believe about God and how we think of God will greatly affect our lives. A low view of God produces a low form of living. A high view of God produces a high form of living.

Over the next several weeks we will look at a series of message around the theme of this morning’s message, “God is Big, Really Big!”We will see over the next several weeks that…

  • God’s Answers are Bigger than my Questions
  • God’s Wisdom is Bigger than my Confusion
  • God’s Comfort is Bigger than my Sorrow
  • God’s Courage is Bigger than my Fear
  • God’s Grace is Bigger than my Sin
  • God’s Provisions are Bigger than my Needs
  • God is Big Enough to Use Little Old Me

Let me say at the outset that there is no way that I can describe God. It can’t be done in one message. It can’t be done in a series of messages. God is way past our ability to understand. I have heard it said, “You can’t fathom God, but you can find God.” We find Him through faith.

When I say, “God is big, really big!” I must consider how He exists outside our natural boundaries of time and space. This morning we saw that (1) God is Eternal (Time), and (2) God is Infinite (Space). I showed several slides of photos taken by the Hubbell Telescope. This message was a real challenge, but also a real encouragement. You can listen to this sermon by following this link or visit our sermons page.

Resurrection Proof

Someone has well said that, “The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoax ever foisted upon the minds of men, or it is the most fantastic fact of history!” I agree with that statement wholeheartedly. You see, the truthfulness of Christianity rests upon this issue. The credibility of Jesus Himself hinges upon whether He rose bodily from the grave as He said He would. On Sunday morning we looked at the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Listen here with an open mind or visit our sermons page.

VISION: Looking to the Future Part 2

On Sunday morning we continued our message that we began last week on Paul’s exhortation to Timothy in the last letter that Paul would write. The theme again was “seeing clearly.” Last January I had LASIK surgery on my eyes to correct my vision. My vision when last checked was 20-15, better than 20-20. I remember the first time I was given corrective lenses back in my college days. When I put on the glasses I didn’t realize how poor my vision was without corrective lenses. With the glasses I could see the leaves on the trees, before they were just a blob, and I didn’t even know it. I’m afraid that a lot of us don’t realize how poorly we see. We need the corrective lens of God’s Word to see the future clearly. You can listen to this message by following this link or visit our sermons page.