12.8.19 The King is Sovereign

Dec 8, 2019    Andy Matzke
The King is Sovereign Review: The King is dethroned from human hearts, but the King is still sovereign! Sovereign: God is supreme in power and authority. * * * Isaiah 46:5-11 (ESV) 5 “To whom will you liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be alike? 6 Those who lavish gold from the purse, and weigh out silver in the scales, hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; then they fall down and worship! 7 They lift it to their shoulders, they carry it, they set it in its place, and it stands there; it cannot move from its place. If one cries to it, it does not answer or save him from his trouble. 8 “Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, 9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ 11 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it. Crucial Questions: • Is your heart divided? • Do you feel like life is stacked against you? • Does it frustrate you to not hear God’s voice? • Does your heart live for your will or God’s? • Do you know God? • Do you know what He is capable of? 1 Kings 18:16-46 (ESV) What is the point of the story? 1. Know God. 2. God turns hearts.