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Attributes of God

God Does Not Change 

September 25, 2022

Pastor Terry Fulks

 

Introduction to God: 

 

28 Do you not know? 

Have you not heard? 

The Lord is the everlasting God, 

the Creator of the ends of the earth. 

He will not grow tired or weary, 

and his understanding no one can fathom. 

29 He gives strength to the weary 

and increases the power of the weak. 

Isaiah 40:28–29 NIV

 

9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; 

I am God, and there is no other; 

I am God, and there is none like me. 

10 I make known the end from the beginning, 

from ancient times, what is still to come. 

I say, ‘My purpose will stand, 

and I will do all that I please.’ 

 Isaiah 46:9–10 NIV

 

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 

neither are your ways my ways,” 

declares the Lord. 

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, 

so are my ways higher than your ways 

and my thoughts than your thoughts. 

 Isaiah 55:8–9 NIV

 

15 For this is what the high and exalted One says— 

he who lives forever, whose name is holy: 

“I live in a high and holy place, 

but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, 

to revive the spirit of the lowly 

and to revive the heart of the contrite. 

 Isaiah 57:15 NIV

 

Here are three insights into the truth that God does not change. 

1. God remains the same. 

 

 

6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. 

Malachai 3:6–7 NIV

 

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 

 Hebrews 13:8 NIV

2. God’s purposes remain the same. 

 

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations; 

he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. 

11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, 

the purposes of his heart through all generations. 

Psalm 33:10–11 NIV

 

10 I make known the end from the beginning, 

from ancient times, what is still to come. 

I say, ‘My purpose will stand, 

and I will do all that I please.’ 

Isaiah 46:10 NIV

 

21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, 

but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:21 NIV

 

3. God’s character remains the same

19 God is not human, that he should lie, 

not a human being, that he should change his mind. 

Does he speak and then not act? 

Does he promise and not fulfill? 

Numbers 23:19 NIV

 

29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 

Romans 11:29–31 NIV

 

In summary: 

  • You can count on God. 
  • Because God does not change you can really put your trust in
    God. 
  • Joy, assurance, courage, and confidence should flow from you because you know God is unchanging in His love toward you. 
  • Give thanks because God is unchanging. 

 

Connection Prayer:  Thank you God that you do not change and with that I can really count on you. I now, with what faith I have, confess that you Jesus died on the cross for my sins, were buried, and rose from the dead on the third day. I take you as my Savior, Lord, and Leader. Please forgive me of my sins and thank you for your forgiveness. Help me to follow you all the days of my life. Amen. 

 

Next steps: 

  1. If you prayed with me please read John chapter 3, three times before you go to bed tonight. Tomorrow read the first 10 verses of John chapter one and keep reading John, 10 verses at a time. 
  2. Read the verses I used in this sermon three times this week
  3. Everyday take time out to ponder that the best thing in your life-God is always consistent and constant.
  4. Practice accepting that the world is always changing. Accept the things you cannot change.  
  5. When we launch our life groups please join a group. In the meantime  do the character of God study with us. 

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