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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Sovereign of God Outline

HOW GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY WORKS IN THE LIVES OF MANKIND


Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that isin the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and Thou art exalted as Head above all” (1Chron. 29:11).

1A    The Sovereignty of God is an expression that once was generally understood.

2A    The Sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression?

·       We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the god-hood of God.
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that God is God.
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, so that none can stay His hand or say unto Him what doest Thou? (Dan. 4:35).
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Almighty, the Possessor of all power in Heaven and earth, so that none can defeat His counsels, thwart His purpose, or resist His will (Psa. 115:3).
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is “The Governor among the nations(Psa. 22:28), setting up kingdoms, overthrowing empires, and determining the course of dynasties as pleaseth Him best.
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the “Only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1 Tim. 6:15). Such is the God of the Bible.  A.W. PINK

To say that God the Father has purposed the salvation of all mankind, that God the Son died with the express intention of saving the whole human race, and that God the Holy Spirit is now seeking to win the world to Christ
·       When, as a matter of common observation, it is apparent that the great majority of our fellowmen are dying in sin, and passing into a hopeless eternity; is to say that
o   God the Father is disappointed, that
o   God the Son is dissatisfied, and that
o   God the Holy Spirit is defeated. We have stated the issue baldly, but there is no escaping the conclusion.  As Charity as said, “Charles it is so clear if you see the Scripture.”

·       To argue that God is “trying His best” to save all mankind, but that the majority of men will not let Him save them,
o    is to insist that the will of the Creator is powerless, and that the will of the creature is omnipotent.
o   To throw the blame, as many do, upon the Devil, does not remove the difficulty, for if Satan is defeating the purpose of God, then, Satan is Almighty and God is no longer the Supreme Being. Satan from the beginning as tried to defeat God plan. He has always failed.

3A    The Sovereignty of the God of Scripture is absolute, irresistible, infinite.
1B        Isaiah 45:9; Jeremiah 18:5-12; Romans 9:20-25