April 26, 2020 PM
WHAT IS GOD UP TO?
“God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them.” – John Piper
1) __ (v. 10) Deuteronomy 32:39; Psalm 103:19; Colossians 1:17
2) __ (vv. 10, 13) Psalm 7:8; Psalm 9:19, 20; Romans 1:18
“There is a phenomenon happening right now during the coronavirus crisis that we must not miss. God is systematically stripping away every idol we worship – and He’s doing it all across the world. Taken away from us are our gods of sports, entertainment, health, wealth, position, and power. One by one, we find that the things we looked to for life and meaning suddenly gone, stripped away by a marauding army of germs we can’t even see. This microscopic horde is no respecter of persons. Neither the wealthiest nor the poorest are immune. Senators in the halls of government can fall, as can the clerk at the nearest grocery store. Money can’t buy deliverance, nor can position or human power. We have always been powerless, but this moment is reminding us of our frailty in no uncertain terms.” – Bill Elliff
Would God send a disease or a plague?
Deuteronomy 28:21, 22; Isaiah 10:6; Psalm 106:15
But this is not God’s heart or desire.
Isaiah 30:26; Lamentations 1:31-33; Ezekiel 33:11; John 3:17
3)__ (vv. 2, 3) 2 Peter 3:9
Christianity Today article: Coronavirus Searches Lead Millions to Hear About Jesus (https://bit.ly/2Vy40vE)
4) __ (vv. 7, 8) Malachi 4:6; 1 Timothy 3:5
“The family is the most important institution in the world. If the home goes, the nation is going to go. In the home, character is formed, integrity is born, values we live by are made clear, and attitudes are formed that last a lifetime. . . . The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” – Billy Graham
5)__ (v. 9) Jeremiah 17:10; James 1:2-4; Hebrews 12:5-11
6)__ (v. 13)
2 Corinthians 4:17, 18; Revelation 3:19, 20; 2 Chronicles 7:13, 14