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How Do I Get God's Power In My Life?

Brian T. Anderson

April 21-22
  1. Introduction

    1. His Omnipotence!

    2. Jeremiah 32:17 (NAS) ‘Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You.’

  2. The Evidence of God’s Power

    1. Creation is a silent witness of God’s power.

      1. Psalm 19:1-2 (NLT) 1The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship. 2Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.

    2. Jesus displayed God’s power.

      1. God wants to share His power with us

      2. Ephesians 1:19 (NLT) I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him.

  3. Two Areas God Wants to Give You Power In

    1. The power to get started

      1. Philippians 2:13 (NAS) For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

    2. The power to keep going

      1. Psalm 6:2a (NLT) Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak.

      2. Isaiah 40:29 (NAS) He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.

      3. God’s power is not automatic!

  4. How Do I Get God’s Power in My Life?

    1. Admit my lack of power.

      1. II Corinthians 12:9 (NLT) Each time he said, “My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me.

    2. Step out in advance before the power is released.

      1. Don’t wait for a feeling!

      2. Immaturity is living by your feelings. Maturity is living by your commitments!

      3. Joshua 3:13-17 (NAS) 13“It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above will stand in one heap.” 14So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people, 15and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of harvest), 16the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho. 17And the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan.

      4. “How would a loving person act toward this person?”

      5. You cannot feel your way into an action, but you can act your way into a feeling!

  5. Conclusion