As children of the Most High God. When it comes to safety, what could possibly be safer then the hand of God? My times are in your hand. For the bible says he goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. This morning I want us to consider the hand of God and what it means to us. John didn’t try to tell the whole Gospel story. If your children are out of control, put them in His hands. By the power of God this small amount of oil burned for eight days. Not only do you have to believe, but also you have to hear His voice. Many people view God as this all powerful, vengeful being that is just waiting on the right moment to pounce on us and punish us for wrongdoing. And because of the tragedies and trials that we face on a daily basis, there may have been times that you felt like letting go. There are many first-time failures out there. That means complete and total confidence and obedience to the word of God. I know we love to sing, “Where he leads me, I will follow.”  But what about when things aren’t going the way you expected them to, will you still follow. He said that we will cling to a concept like Christianity, because we find it useful in our lives, versus actually and truthfully committing to it because we believe it be TRUE! What ever it maybe, addiction and disease, sickness and distress, put it all in the Mighty hand of God. Dear Congregation held in the hands of God, This sermon is about God's providence. Matter of fact, he left it on record that the world could not contain it if he did tell it all. Your perception of God is no longer like that of the world’s perception of Him and thus, your life should be lived with the confident expectation and assurance of Him being Jehovah Jireh (your provider), Jehovah Rapha (your healer) and Jehovah Shalom (the God of your peace)! No, no. 2003 Assembly Theme: In the Master’s Hands: Remold, Renew, Rebuild. —Please join me in this power prayer of agreement. What hands do you know that can go down in the grave and lead sin and death captive? I would encourage you to put it all in his hand. He didn’t try to prove God. It’s not by works that we have eternal life, but by faith in Jesus Christ and his securing power. A Sermon Delivered On Lord’s Day Morning, May 17, 1891, By C. H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Mother you can’t hear God over the sound of “one live to live, or the young and the restless.” Brothers you won’t hear God’s voice with a cell phone in one ear and the wife in the other. For God know how to save to the utter most. By: Wilma Faver - Updated: 3 years ago. It’s for this reason, that Paul asked the question to the church of Galatia, “O foolish Galatians! All In His Hands John 10:27-30 As a body of believers we face some serious challenges, some that many of us in the church may not have ever gone through before. , I labored under the vacillations and storms of desperation and blasphemy against God. Sometimes you didn’t know weither you were coming or going, but God kept you. When it comes to salvation there is no place that I would rather be than resting in the hands of Jesus. We all face some setbacks in our lives. In a letter to his friend, on August 2, 1527, Luther wrote: “I spent more than a week in death and hell. I lay claim to it, Amen! A believer in Jesus the Christ, by virtue of the fact that Holy Spirit dwells within them, should have a confident hope and expectation that God is sufficient in all ways and for every need within their life, even before they ask Him for something! Mother's Day Sermon...Isa 49:15,16...It's All In His Hands - Duration: 1:00:34. Over in the 17th chapter of John when Jesus prayed, he said, father none that you gave me have I lost. In His hands, there is provision. Job was the Lord sheep. This understanding of “personal faith in God”, prompted Luther to turn from the heretical teachings of the Catholic church and thus translate the New Testament into German, so that everyone at that time, could have their own copy of the Gospel Message and come to a healthy understanding of the grace and mercy and love of God individually! We can find safety in the oddest places. (slide 5), But, in many other kitchens, this is a grinder. Sometimes they are beyond our control, but "He's got the whole world in His hands." Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?”. Sometimes the pain in your body may have made you want to curse God and die, but yet he kept you. Young people you can’t hear the voice of God over the noise of your stereo. I read the other day where the writer of Hebrews in the 10th chapter said, “He is faithful that has promised.” So I’m going to put it all in his hands. Over in Luke, John sent to his disciples to ask Jesus this very same question that the people wanted the answer to. Martin Luther, whom I talked about a few minutes ago, said this about placing anything we value into the hands of God, he said, “I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.”. Job said, “Thou he slay me, yet will I trust him.” Abraham was a sheep of God’s pasture. And one of the main benefits for others getting to see you and I living out our lives in accordance with the Word of God, is that they get to witness the blessings and the favor and the protection of God upon His children, as well as seeing our unwavering peace and joy in hardships and trials that we have, that the world does not have! And upon reading this, Luther began to understand that each person, is only ever found righteous and right with God, through their faith and belief in His Son, Jesus Christ and of His death and resurrection. Hymn 556 Great Is Thy Faithfulness. What hands do you know of that can heal with one touch? Later that night as he got ready for bed, the little boy got down on his knees and said, "Dear Jesus, if you ever want to see your mother again...". He's Still* Got the Whole World in His Hands. First there was strong wind, but God was not in it; then came and earthquake, still no word from the Lord. is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. The Psalmist said, because I follow the Lord, he leads me besides still water. Home Sermons Safe in His Hands « Last Week's Sermon. A remote control. Even John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ doubted. But it’s not enough for you to hear the voice of God, but then you have to follow God’s instructions as well. Finally a still small voice and it was so. Could it be that you tried to handle it yourself? But he gave us enough examples of the power of God that we might make up our own minds as to weither or not to trust in the Lord. Let’s wrap up this story with the final verse of Daniel 4. I am sure there was nothing especially appealing to the eye about that staff of Moses’. In that passage, the word “fear” means, “reverence, a state of piety and respect toward a superior”. ", After several days and still not having received a bicycle. 24/7, 365? And when you walk with this understanding and the freedom that comes with it, it changes the way that you see and perceive the world and the people around you and most definitely it forever changes how you perceive and interact with God ! Nothing New 2. Jesus says it’s because you are not my sheep. If Christ has set someone free from their bondage to sin and works of the law and that person turns back, for whatever reason, and begins trying to do works and a earned justification system to be found right in the eyes of God and to gain His approval, then that person has once again been enslaved to the law and they once again, find their lives bound under shame and condemnation. It praises and worships His mighty name. The prince of this world will offer you a lot of things to try and pluck you from the hand of God. The bibles tells us to be not only hears but doers also. Whatever we entrust into the hands of God, is secure and eternal. The Lord promised that he would put no more on you than you could bear. And so, having the right understanding of how we come to God and what a right relationship with Him is built upon and what that relationship should look like, will help us to begin dismantling other people’s wrong perceptions of who He is and show them why the Bible says that they need salvation through His Son. You walking around talking about  “can you hear me now?” if you truly desire to hear from the Lord, then take a lesson from the prophet Elijah. Saints of God, all of our security, safety and salvation is wrapped up in the Lord Jesus. 'Messed UP, But In The Master's Hands' -- Sermon Preached by the Rev. How many of you know and understand that the way that we were raised, or the way that we have been taught up and trained about certain things, affects our understanding and belief about those things? Martin Luther, who for the early part of his life, served as a Catholic monk, lived his life and the initial part of his walk with the Lord, with a terrible fear of God’s wrath and of hell. If he can use your momma against you he will. So here Jesus is once again attending a feast; and as he is walking through Solomon’s porch, the people of that day cornered him like news reporters after a hot story. In the KJV, the phrase "hand of the Lord" is found 39 times, with 36 times in the Old Testament, and 3 in the New Testament. These things caused many to wonder if He was indeed the Messiah, so they cornered him, they wanted him to say once and for all weither he was the Christ the anointed of God or not. In fact the last 5 chapters in the Psalms, all start with the command, “PRAISE THE LORD”! Who has bewitched you? Here the text says that not only will God gives us eternal life, from which we shall never perish neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. So, when things go bad in life, these people pray their superficial prayers, based upon their superficial faith from their superficial relationships with a God whom they scarcely know! Amen" Doxology: 560 Like A River Glorious Sermon. But through the prayers of the saints (his friends), God began to have mercy on me and pulled my soul from the inferno below.”, Then, one day while reading the epistle of Romans, Luther read a passage that he could not take his mind off of. All year long you’ve been trying to fight your own battles, and you haven’t gotten any further than when you first began. And so, for you and I, as Christians, when we read and study God’s Word and pray and seek Him in all areas of our lives and listen to His Holy Spirit speaking to us, we develop true and lasting perceptions about the reality of God and because of this, we are willing to entrust our lives completely into His hands! The Lord told him to go stand on the mountain. And yet there are so many people today who say that they feel as if God is not listening to them and that He never answers their prayers and they question His ever being there for them and because of this, they say that they find themselves beginning to shy away and shrink back from any intimacy with Him. What about the powers of this world, or the situations that you face now or the ones to come. No matter what giant comes your way, no matter what you may be facing right now. We may not be Jewish, but we can rededicate ourselves to God, we can recommit our ways and our will to His sovereign power. What is most amazing about that stick, however, is not what it accomplished in Moses’ hands, but what it accomplished in Moses’ hands after he had placed it in God’s hands. Jesus said this of us and with regard to His Father, “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”, “And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.”, “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”, “Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.”. tells us, “ For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”. For him, past and future and present are in God’s hand just because he, the psalmist, is in God’s hand. (slide 8), But too those who have found the Lord, this is a lifesaver (slide 9), To those in the world, this is considered treasure. We all face some troubles in our lives. Luke 7:19 says, “John called unto him two of his disciples and sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come or should we look for another.”  Jesus’ response to John is the same as his reply to the Jews that now surround him here in this text, “the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and to the poor the gospel is preached.” Then like now we have people right in the church that don’t truly believe that Jesus is the messiah. These word of assurance and hope, these words that let us know just how safe we can be if we would only truly trust in the Lord. Moses’ mother trusted God and put her baby in a basket in the river. Yet the Lord says that He is the one that opens and no man can shut. In His hands, there is strength. Thomas doubted and he walked and talked with Jesus everyday. You see you got a lot of folk going around talking about the Lord is my shepherd, You have a lot of folk going around claiming to be sheep but living like dogs or pigs. Sermon: My Father's Hands. "We are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones." If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.”. This is why people who are opponents of the Cross, like the famed philosopher of the 20 century, Bertrand Russell, argued that the only reason that we ever come to a religion like Christianity, is because we have been taught and come to believe that without doing so, wickedness will reign over us and around us. To many people, this is a lifesaver. As he was passing through the hall he saw a statue of the Virgin Mary there on one of the shelves. And at Calvary Jesus did just that. Job 12:10 “In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 36:32 “He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.” Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” Psalm 95:4 “In his hand … We all experiences some pain, loneliness, disappointments, dejections, rejection, or sickness. It is like the saying by A.W. Need help figuring out which type of kit is right for you? Turning water to wine, healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, raising the dead. And those who have been truly set free from sin and shame and self-condemnation, no longer live to self, though they live in the flesh, , but in it none the less, while in this earthen vessel, they are to live solely by their faith and belief in the Son of God. The palm of the hand is a well-protected place and that hand can fold into a fist if threatened! The phrase "Hand of God" is found 16 times in the Bible, 7 times in the Old Testament and 9 times in the New Testament. The third thing you must do to have eternal life is follow Christ’s example. Bad marriage, you chose not God. Read: Joshua 4:21-24. Not only ourselves but our times, all our circumstances, the day in which we live, the happenings of our lives—all these are under His control. And in chapter 148, the psalmist declares that all of creation, everything created, is to “praise the Lord”. 1) In Habakkuk 3:4 - rays flash from His hands. The answer is right here in the text (verse 26). He took the statue off of the shelf and disappeared somewhere. The storms of life may be raging all around me, but somehow, some way, the Lord keeps on keeping me. The bible says we are more than conquers through him that loves us. (slide 11). The Bible says that God NEVER leaves us and He NEVER forsakes us and so, the reality is,many times over, these same people who claim abandonment by God, have lived such shallow and spiritually devoid relationships with Him, that it isn’t until adversity strikes, that they ever even notice a lack of His presence! I n the preface to his commentary on the book of Psalms, ... Patrick Miller notes that there is another hand active in Psalm 31: the hand of the enemy that threatens in verses 8 and 15. And what was in his hand was a staff, a simple walking stick. Non-Christians as well as professing Christians! He began to realize that the Bible was saying that all people could have an intimate and personal relationship with God and should thus be able to read and study the Bible on their own! It is written that we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” But I want to know today, what shall separate you from the love of God, what shall pluck you from the hand of he that made you. God’s sheep are those that hear His voice; those he knows and has known from the foundation of the earth, those that follow in his footsteps, those that put all their hope and trust in him. 3 The contrast highlights what we believe about being in God’s hand. What other hands do you know of that can scoop out oceans? Keywords. It is our task and our privilege to declare the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel Message to everyone and to help set the captives free! Did you know that the book of Psalms, in Hebrew, was originally called. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. As a body of believers we face some serious challenges, some that many of us in the church may not have ever gone through before. And because I trust him, I don’t have to want for nothing. You are not the people of my pasture. The interesting thing about it, is that out of the 51 times it appears, 35 of those times is in one book of the Bible. An excerpt from "Lessons From The Cross" with Pastor Keith Battle. So no matter what the enemy may try to do to pluck you from God’s hand, don’t fret, but trust God. Thelma Chambers-Young at Opening Worship Nov. 4, 2003 -- NCC Annual General Assembly. Children unthankful, you didn’t do like Hannah and ask God for them. All the sin of the totality of humanity, past, present and future, clung to He who knew no sin. As Paul instructed, “Imitate me, as I imitate Christ!”, “Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”. Children still being disobedient, husband or wife still cutting up. Our Theme comes from the book of Jeremiah, one of the longest books in the Bible. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and he will direct your path. Our lives, when entrusted completely and totally into the hands of Jesus Christ, are secure and eternal! And the same thing applies to how many people view God and their having a relationship with Him and how much their are willing to give of themselves to Him. Folks at work still getting on your nerve. And if God be for us, who can be against us? Yea I get all that, but how do I put my troubles and trial in His hand. But some of the problems we face today the Lord didn’t put on us. As the sheep of God our security is assured. WALT DISNEY WAS TOLD A MOUSE WOULD NEVER WORK Before Walt Disney built the empire he has today, he was fired by a … Those that no matter what come their way, look to the Lord for comfort and care. Jesus being who He is didn’t argue or fight with them. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? If that was not enough to make him hot news the disciples reported that he walked to meet them on the wings of the water. (slide 7). Here in this text again we find Jesus attending a feast. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. You see Jesus was the hottest news in town at that time. So that people will have an accurate understanding and perception about God through these teachings, as well as seeing those who are serving the Lord faithfully, live out their lives before others and show them what Godly living looks like! After all it was just a stick. Prayer for God's Blessing: "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all." Somebody here may have lost a job on this year. At the end of the day, the lad got on his knees and said: "Lord, if it is in Your Sovereign will and in Your Eternal plan that I can get myself a bicycle - in your time and according to your will - would you please get me a bicycle In Jesus name I pray. Over thirteen (13) times the Lord uses sheep in this 10th chapter of John. And a man that doesn’t truly know the Lord will eventually return to his old ways. Some of our loved ones have been called to rest from their labor. 3)     When it comes to salvation: the bible says, if you confess the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. When you give your heart to Jesus and place your life in his hands, you have his promise that you are safe and that nothing can snatch you from his hand. The unhealthy “fear”of the Lord, has plagued many people over the centuries and driven them back into a “works” based salvation process. Why is that? But if you are a sheep of the Good shepherd today, you ought to be willing to listen to His voice and then have the spirit of discernment to recognize it as the voice of God and then to follow whatever instructions the Lord gives. Next Week's Sermon » Sermon In His Hands. What hands do you know that can endure nail and still forgive. Eternal life is a gift from God, the bible says that God loved you and I so much that he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believe on him shall have eternal life, that my brothers and sisters is security. If you grew up in England, then this is a biscuit (slide 1), But, if you grew up in the south in the US, this is biscuit (slide 2), If you grew up in the North Eastern portion of the US, this is a toboggan (slide 3), But, if you grew up in the southeastern portion of the US, this is a toboggan (slide 4), In many kitchens across the US, this is a grinder. 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