Basic Biblical Beliefs – He’s Got The Whole World In His Hand

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      19980510 Basic Biblical Beliefs - He's Got The Whole World In His Hands - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

This truth that #God has the whole #world in His hands is more than just a song for #children.  Last week, we learned that God created the Universe but just as important, He sustains it.  If the Lord  didn’t maintain the Universe, it would fly apart.  The Bible tells us that He is responsible for our next breath.  What if God didn’t keep our climate in the narrow range of temperature we can withstand?  What does the term providence mean?  Why does God continue to uphold this world?  What are we to make of the natural disasters that befall us?  What is special providence?  

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – This Is My Father’s World

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      19980426 Basic Biblical Beliefs - This Is My Father's World - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

I heard a scientific commentator the other day say that if any of the constants we have discovered in the #universe like #gravity, the speed of #light, our #orbit around the sun, etc. were off by a decimal point, #life would not exist.  And yet, some people still doubt the existence of a #Creator.  God asked Job, where were you when I set these things in place.  Because this is my Father’s world.  How does His Word, the Bible, start off in the very first sentence?  What are some of the dangers involved in the alternative views of the origin of our world?  Was our universe designed with wisdom or a random process?  Ray Comfort says, “the building is proof of the builder, the painting is proof of the painter, and Creation is proof of the Creator.”  Why are we here?  Why does the Bible say God created this universe?  Did He know what would happen?  What was His plan from the beginning for our salvation?

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – These Three Go Together

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      19980419 Basic Biblical Beliefs - These Three Go Together - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

What are the essential aspects of #God?  How do they work together for our good?  God is always righteous.  How is that comforting?  How is it challenging?  What is right and wrong?  Where can we find out?  God is perfectly righteous and cannot accept anything short of that.  How does He provide a way for us to get to a state of righteousness?  God is love, but what kind of love?  How does Jesus prove these aspects of God?  What is the wrath of God and for whom is it reserved?  What happens if we focus too much on any one of these aspects?  

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – Our God Is More Than Adequate

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      19980322 Basic Biblical Beliefs - Our God Is More Than Adequate - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

“You can’t face an #adult sized world with a #child sized #God.”  Is your God big enough?  How is the one true God always present?  How does this idea differ from #pantheism or #newage teachings?  What is the extent of the knowledge of God?  How are we going to discover anything that God doesn’t know when He created it?  If God knows everything in advance, do we still have free will?  How powerful would such a being have to be?  Power is the ability to accomplish purpose and as such God can do anything consistent with His nature.  What does that tell us about who will prevail?

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – Divine Arithmetic

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      19980315 Basic Biblical Beliefs - Divine Arithmetic - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Just as there is #AbsoluteTruth about God there are absolute mysteries about Him also, as Brother Tommy mentioned in previous messages.  Today we are talking about the divine arithmetic that is the #Trinity of God, God in three persons.  Was the Trinity invented by man to explain God or does it have its basis in God’s Holy Word?  How does the Trinity adhere to monotheism?  In Jesus’ own words, what did He say about God and Himself?  What did Jesus say about the Holy Spirit?  Analogies can be made about the Trinity to help us understand this concept, but all of them fall short of the real thing because of its divine nature.  What dangers are involved in underemphasizing or overemphasizing the three persons of the Triune God?  If we cannot fully understand this basic Biblical belief, why bring it up and is it important to the life saving Gospel message?  

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – The Offense of Overfamiliarity

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      19980308 Basic Biblical Beliefs - The Offense Of Over Familiarity - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Did you ever get something #new, but the #shine wore off?  Even #relationships are not immune, including our relationship with the #Lord #God Almighty.  Brother Tommy previously spoke about the infinite mystery of God and then the way He reveals parts of Himself to us.  So if we do not yet know everything about God, how can we become overly familiar?  What are some signs that we are taking God too lightly?  Culture, language, small ideas, and even the way we live are examples of this phenomenon.  What is the difference between an atheist and a practical atheist?  Are God’s sovereignty and our free will of equal importance?  If you pick and choose the qualities you choose to believe about God, you have just made an idol.  What then happens to absolutes like morality and truth?  How can we follow Isaiah’s example to properly revere the infinite God of the Universe?  God is not unknowable.  After all, He sent His Son, Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins to bring us into a relationship with Him.

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – Our Knowledge Of God

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      19980215 Basic Biblical Beliefs - Our Knowledge Of God - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Well, you’ve certainly been patient waiting for this next message on basic biblical beliefs.  Can we know #God?  Last time, we concentrated on the #mystery of God and now we are going through what we can know of the Creator.  How great is it that God made us in such a way that we can long for and find Him?  What is the knowledge of God that every man has?  Why does the Bible assume the existence of God instead of trying to prove God?  Science keeps finding more complexity and asks where it came from, but we know.  As Ray Comfort says, “the building is evidence of a builder.”  That is general revelation of the knowledge of God, but what’s special revelation and where do we get it?  First, we start with His inerrant written Word, the Bible.  Second, we find more closeness with God through His perfect son, the living Word, Jesus.  

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Basic Biblical Beliefs – The Mystery Of God

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      19980208 Basic Biblical Beliefs - The Mystery Of God - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Why can we not see #God?  I have heard many people say they would believe in God if He would just show Himself.  What did God tell Moses when he asked something similar?  We cannot even understand all that we have seen of the creation much less the Creator.  Does the mystery of God make Him more or less worthy of worship?  Is it also a kindness that He doesn’t reveal all of Himself to us?  When you see a mystery are you drawn in or are you repelled?  God did give Moses a glimpse of Himself and later He showed Himself to all of us as well in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ.

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