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Scripture Reading: Psalm 97:1-6

Celebrate Unchangeable Things

 

Intro.

1.  Unity Spiritual Center (Bíham) sign: ďCelebrate ChangeĒ (7/11/21). I donít know what change they celebrated, but it got me thinking about celebrating unchangeable things.

2.  Bible does speak about change: Life and death, youth and age, law and priesthood (Heb. 7:12), resurrection (1 Cor. 15:51), our minds (essential to gospel salvation, Acts 17:30).

3.  Bible also reveals some things do not change. These anchor our faith and assure our hope.

 

I.  THE NATURE OF GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE, Mal. 3:6.

  A.  Example: God of Justice, Mal. 2:17.

    1.  Israel charged that God puts no difference between the evil and the good (cf. Zeph. 1:12).

    2.  God disposes of this error, Mal. 3:2-5.

    3.  Godís character (righteous, just) does not change, Ps. 89:11-14; 97:1-2.

  B.  Almighty God (Sovereign) Accomplishes His Will, Job 42:2 (23:13).

    1.  Israel, Jer. 30:11.

    2.  Godís purposes endure, Eccl. 3:14 (Prov. 19:21).

    3.  His purposes are not annulled by man, Isa. 14:24, 26-27.

  C.  Jesus Christ, Heb. 13:8 (1:12).

    1.  His honor is same as the Fatherís, John 5:20-23.

    2.  He rules in righteousness as eternal Son of God, Heb. 1:8-9.

 

II.  THE TRUTH OF GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE.

  A.  His Word Does Not Change, Matt. 24:35.

    1.  How He reveals it has changed from time to time, Heb. 1:1-2.

    2.  Now, through His Son (apostles and prophets).

  B.  The Power of Truth to Change Lives is Unchangeable, John 17:17; 8:31-32; 1 Tim. 1:13-16; Phil. 3:7-11

 

III.  THE PROMISES OF GOD ARE UNCHANGEABLE, Num. 23:19 (Psa. 50:21).

  A.  Godís Promise of Eternal Life, Titus 1:1-2.

    1.  Promises to Abraham, Heb. 6:13-20.

    2.  Promise to David, 2 Sam. 7:11-16.

      a.  Solomon, 1 Kings 8:20 (2 Chron. 6:10).

      b.  Jesus, Acts 2:29-31; 13:32-33.

    3.  Promise to all who call on His name, Acts 2:21, 38-41.

        -Promised redemption.

  B.  Christís Promise of the Kingdom, Mark 9:1 (Acts 1:3, 6-8).

    1.  Fulfilled in the church, Acts 2:1-4, 40-41, 47.

    2.  Faithful Christians will enter eternal kingdom, 2 Pet. 1:10-11.

  C.  Christís Promise to Come Again, John 14:1-4.

    1.  Confirmed by angels, Acts 1:9-11.

    2.  Live in readiness, not neglect, Matt. 25:10-13; 1 Thess. 5:4-11.

 

Conclusion

1.  Change is all around us, but God does not change.

2.  His nature, His truth, and His promises assure our faith: We do not believe and labor in vain, 1 Cor. 15:58 (1-2).

 

 

By: Joe R. Price

Posted July 9, 2021