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God’s Care: Resilience, Part 8 – Nothing (#954)

God’s Care: Resilience, Part 8 – Nothing (#954)

Good morning! We’re going to continue our series on God’s Care, specifically focusing on the resilience we have because God cares for us. And last time we focused on “anything,” becuase God can do anything we need. And now we are going to look at the opposite of it, we’re going to look at the word: “nothing.” And just like He can do anything for us, the opposite of that is nothing can hinder us, nothing can stop us, there is nothing too hard for God. So it will be fun looking through some of these records. Let’s start here in II Chronicles Chapter 14…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20181021.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

II Chronicles 14:1-15        It is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with few

Psalms 119:165                Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them (can make them stumble)

Ecclesiastes 2:24              There is nothing better than … his soul enjoy good in all his labour

Mark 8:1-9                         Jesus Christ had compassion on the multitude because they had nothing to eat (8:2)

John 16:23-24                    In that day ye shall ask me nothing…Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Romans 8:38-39               Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ!

I Corinthians 4:1-5           Required in stewards to be found faithful (vs. 4 – nothing of which I am guilty)

Philippians 1:27-30          In nothing terrified by your adversaries

Philippians 2:1-5              Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory

 Philippians 3:13-16         Forgetting (caring nothing about) those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those which are before (vs 13)

Philippians 4:4-9              Be careful for nothing

I Thessalonians 4:9-12    That ye may have lack of nothing

I Timothy 6:1-12               Knowing nothing (vs. 4)

We brought nothing into this world (vs. 7)

James 1:2-8                       Perfect and entire, wanting nothing (vs. 4)

Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering (vs. 6)

Teaching

God’s Care: Resilience, Part 8 – Nothing (#954)

God’s Care: Resilience, Part 7 – Anything (#953)

God’s Care: Resilience, Part 7 – Anything (#953)

Today we’re going to continue our series on God’s care for us with a focus on the resilience we can have. That we can bounce back from any hardship, any difficulty, any setback in life, and move on and be victorious. We’ve looked at this topic of resilience from many approaches and today we’re going to focus on the word: “anything.” Because, we’ve talked about not limiting God and we all have a tendency, I think at times, to think that whatever is we might need is too hard for God or He wouldn’t want to do it for us, or something like that. Whereas in reality, God is totally unlimited in His ability to take care of us. Really, the only thing that limits God is people. We may not chose to pray and believe His promises or we may want something from somebody else that they’re not willing to help us with. So, God may not be able to help us in the way we want if it depends on somebody else. But God can find another way to take care of us. So we don’t limit God to one way of taking care of us, but we have to know He can take care of anything we might need, and if not one way, He’ll do it another way. So let’s start in Genesis 18:14.

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20181007.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Genesis 18:14            Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Isaiah 55:8-12            God’s ways are higher than our ways

Matthew 6:24-34       We are anxious for nothing, knowing that God is aware of our every need

Matthew 18:18-20     If two of you shall agree…anything they ask, it shall be done

Romans 13:8-10        Owe no man anything, but to love one another

Ephesians 3:20          Above all we can ask or think

Philippians 3:13-16   If in anything ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you

Philippians 4:4-9       Be anxious for nothing (moderation – gentleness, patience)

Alternate translation: “Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God, which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus” – JB Phillips

Philippians 4:6-7       6: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

7: If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – NLT

Hebrews 4:15-16       Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace

I John 5:13-15             This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us (vs. 14)

Teaching

God’s Care: Resilience, Part 7 – Anything (#953)