HE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD--PART V

SERMON TITLE: LIVING IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

SERMON THEME: GOD IS IMMUTABLE

 

INTRODUCTION: THE ONLY CONSTANT THING IN LIFE IS CHANGE, BUT INSPITE OF CHANGE AND UNCERTAINTY, YOU CAN ALWAYS TRUST IN GOD WHO NEVER CHANGES.

 

DANIEL 12:4

But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”

 

·         GOD'S IMMUTABILITY MEANS THAT GOD DOES NOT CHANGE IN ANY WAY!

 

I SAMUEL 15:29

He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”

 

·         GOD ALWAYS IS WHAT GOD IS!

 

PSALM 102:25-27

25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. 27 But you remain the same, and your years will never end.

 

·         TO SAY THAT GOD IS IMMUTABLE IS TO SAY THAT GOD NEVER DIFFERS FROM HIMSELF!

 

CONSIDER THE IMPORTANCE OF GOD'S IMMUTABILITY FOR YOUR LIFE.

 

I) GOD IS IMMUTABLE, BECAUSE GOD'S CHARACTER DOES NOT CHANGE.

 

HEBREWS 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

 

·         GOD IS PERFECT, GOD CANNOT GET ANY BETTER, BECAUSE IF GOD COULD GET BETTER, THEN HE WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPERFECT BEFORE.

 

EXODUS 32:14

Then the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.

 

·         YOU HAVE TO INTERPRET THE BIBLE IN LIGHT OF THE BIBLE.

 

II) GOD IS IMMUTABLE, BECAUSE GOD'S WORD NEVER CHANGES.

 

ISAIAH 40:8

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”

 

·         THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER IS FOR YOU TO KNOW GOD, SO YOU CAN DO GOD'S WILL.

 

I JOHN 5:14

 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

 

·         THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING, FIXED, ENDURING AND LASTING.

 

III) GOD IS IMMUTABLE, BECAUSE GOD'S PROMISES DO NOT CHANGE.

 

JOSHUA 21:45

Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.

 

·         PEOPLE MAY BE FICKLE, BUT GOD IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL TO HIS PROMISES.

 

II CORINTHIANS 1:20

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

 

·         GOD WHO NEVER CHANGES, IS ALWAYS TRUSTWORTHY!

 

IV) GOD IS IMMUTABLE, BECAUSE GOD'S PURPOSES DO NOT CHANGE.

 

I KINGS 8:56

“Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.

 

·         TO LIVE WITH A PURPOSE IS TO NOT LIVE RANDOMELY, BUT TO LIVE INTO A POSITIVE INTENTIONALITY FOR JESUS.

 

PSALM 33:11

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

 

·         YOUR PURPOSE IS TO GLORIFY GOD AND ENJOY GOD FOREVER.

 

 

CONCLUSION: THE BETTER YOU KNOW GOD WHO IS UNCHANGEABLE, THE MORE YOU WILL TRUST IN HIM, AND HOLD ONTO HIM FOR STABILITY AND STRENGTH EVEN WHEN EVERYTHING AROUND YOU IS CHANGING.

 

MALACHI 3:6; HEBREWS 13:8

“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.