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Sunday - April,23rd, 2006
'" HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD"
by Pastor Tony Sutton

Gen 18:9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
Gen 18:10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
Gen 18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
Gen 18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
Gen 18:13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
Gen 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
Gen 18:15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.


GOD SENT ANGELS TO ABRAHAM. THEY WERE TO TELL ABRAHAM OF THE NATIONS TO COME. THEY MADE IT A POINT TO CALL SARAH'S NAME. THIS WAS TO ALERT SARAH TO LISTEN. THE ANGELS THEN BEGAN TO TELL ABRAHAM OF THE NEXT VISIT. THEY SAID THE NEXT TIME THEY CAME IT WOULD BE IN HER TIME OF LIFE. MEANING THAT SARAH WAS GOING TO GIVE BIRTH TO A CHILD. SARAH BEING WELL STRICKEN IN YEARS OR OLD SHE LAUGHED WITHIN HERSELF. THE ANGELS CALLED HER ON IT. SHE DENIED THAT SHE LAUGHED. THE ANGEL REASSURED HER THAT SHE DID INDEED LAUGH. NOW WE MAY THINK THAT NO ONE KNOWS OF OUR UNBELIEF, BUT GOD DOES. WE MUST ALSO LOOK AT THE FACT THAT THE ANGELS ASK ABRAHAM, WHY DID SARAH LAUGH? WELL, IT MAY BE BECAUSE ABRAHAM FAILED TO MENTION THE PROMISE, THAT GOD GAVE HIM PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO ASK AS TO WHY WE LAUGH. IS IT BECAUSE OF JOY, OR BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF, BECAUSE THESE UNBELIEF'S ARE A GREAT OFFENCE TO GOD. I BELIEVE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE SERIOUS THE PROMISES OF GOD, AND HIS ABILITY TO GRANT THEM. HOW DO WE ACT WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THAT GOD WILL DO THIS OR THAT FOR US? MY WIFE AND I RECENTLY WENT TO THE OLD MILL RESTURANT IN PIGEON FORGE. WE PULLED THROUGH THE LOT UNDECIDED AS TO WHETHER WE WOULD EAT THERE OR SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE CHOSE TO TURN OUR NAME IN. WHEN WE PARKED IT WAS IN THE FRONT ROW, WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO SIT IN OUR VAN AND WAIT FOR A SEAT. WE ENJOYED A GREAT CONVERSATION WITH ONE ANOTHER. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WAS HOW IT WOULD BE SO ROMANTIC IF WE COULD GET A SEAT ON THE RIVER. WELL, GOD HAD AREADY GIVEN US A FRONT ROW PARKING SPOT, WHERE WE COULD WAIT COMFORTABLY AND ENJOY EACH OTHER, WHY COULD HE NOT DO THIS THING? I ASK GOD TO GRANT THIS THING FOR US. WHEN OUR NAME WAS CALLED WE WENT IN AND WAS LED UPSTAIRS TO THE TERACE, WHERE WE WERE SEATED BY THE RIVER. I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE REQUEST BY THIS TIME, BUT QUICKLY REMEMBERED WHEN THE HOST POINTED TO OUR SEAT. YOU MAY THINK THIS IS SILLY, BUT IN PSALMS THE BIBLE SAYS; Psa 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. TO RECEIVE THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART YOU MUST FIRST BELIEVE THAT GOD CAN AND WILL DO IT FOR YOU. I KNOW IF I NEED THE WATER PARTED HE WILL DO IT. IF I NEED TO WALK ON WATER HE WILL GRANT IT. IF I NEED A GREAT BLESSING OR JUST A SMALL BLESSING, IT DOES NOT MATTER TO GOD. HE CAN TOUCH ME WITH JUST A FINGER OR HIS WHOLE HAND. THAT'S THE GOD I SERVE. HE IS A GREAT BIG GOD WITH A GREAT BIG LOVE. HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD? AND ARE YOU LAUGHING AT HIM?


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