The Unchangeable God In A Changeable And Changing World
Heb. 13:8-9, 12-16
We live in a changing, unstable world. In these last days even churches are constantly
changing, and for the most part, that's not a good thing. Churches are changing their singing and their music. They are changing
their Scriptures and their sermons. They are changing their standards and their view of sin.
But, God Has Not Changed - Praise the Lord! Thank the Lord that God NEVER changes concerning:
I. The Preciousness of His Word (Heb. 4:12)
It's precious because
1. Its Authenticity - its Genuine; it comes from God!
A. It is Divinely inspired - (2Tim. 3:16)
B. It is Divinely intact [preserved] (Psa. 12:6-7)
2. Its Authority - The ultimate, absolute authority on all things
A. Faith & salvation - (Jn. 14:6)
B. Faithfulness - service,
3. Its Ability - It still works!
A. It still Saves - (1Pe. 1:23)
B. It still Sanctifies - (Jn. 17:17)
C. It still Strengthens - warfare... (Isa. 41:10)
D. It still Straightens - (Psa. 119:105)
II. The Program for Revival - 2Ch. 7:14
Revivals do not come by programming,
promoting, pumping up, priming, or by personalities! It comes by:
1. Prevailing Prayer - (Acts 12:5) (Gen. 32:26)
2. Powerful Preaching -
3. Personal Purging - (2Co. 7:1)
A. Conversation - gossiping, cussing, lying
B. Conduct - slackness, wickedness, unfaithfulness
C. Clothing - too little; too lewd; too loose
D. Companions - 1Co. 15:33
III. The Plan of Redemption (Eph. 2:8, 9)
God says there still must be:
1. Conviction - an awareness of one's sins
2. Contrition - an attitude against one's sins
3. Confession - an acknowledgment of one's sins
4. Conversion - in agreement with the Gospel an acceptance of
the Saviour - Acts 16:31
IV. The Promise of His Return - Jn. 14:3
1. To Resurrect the Dead in Christ - (1Th. 4:16)
2. To Rapture those Alive in Christ - (1Th. 4:17)
3. To Reward the Faithful in Christ - (2Co. 5:10) (1Co 3:11-15)
One day C. H. Spurgeon was walking through the English countryside with a friend. As they strolled
along, the evangelist noticed a barn with a weather vane on its roof. At the top of the vane were these words: GOD IS LOVE.
Spurgeon remarked to his companion that he thought this was a rather inappropriate place for such a message. "Weather vanes
are changeable," he said, "but God's love is constant." "I don't agree with you about those words, Charles," replied his friend.
"You misunderstood the meaning. That sign is indicating a truth: Regardless of which way the wind blows, God is love."