Pastor Ronnie McDougall : God is Truer

The Godness of God · 42:36 · Recorded July 14, 2019

God is Truer

Romans 4:20-21 (NLT) Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.

Why the lack of trust?




It’s just hard

Genesis 17:17 (NIV) “Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”

Genesis 18:12-14 (NIV) So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Psalm 9:10 (NCV) Those who know the Lord trust him, because he will not leave those who come to him.

Psalm 20:7 (NIV) Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

1. You can trust what God says.

Psalm 33:4-5 (NLT) For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does. He loves whatever is just and good.

Psalm 12:6 (NLT) The LORD’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.

2. You can trust what God does.

Psalm 22:3-4 (NIV) Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises. In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.

John 14:6 (NJB) He says: I am the way; I am truth and life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

3. You can trust what God shows.

Acts 4:12 (ESV) “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Psalm 145:1-3, 6, 11-12 (NASB) I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable… Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, And I will tell of Your greatness… They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom And talk of Your power; To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.

Hebrews 11:1-2 (NIV) Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

  • What is the first lie that you can remember telling? What was the first lie that you remember being told to you? Describe the situation and how they both made you feel.

  • In Psalm 56 we read that David struggled with enemies and rejection. What are your most difficult areas in trusting God?

  • What does Jeremiah 17:5-6 say about those who trust themselves and not the LORD? In verses 7 and 8, what does he say about those who trust him explicitly?

  • According to Isaiah 40:27-31, what does the LORD do for those who have hope in him?

  • Who wrote Psalm 25? What do you know about this man and how he demonstrated trust in God in his life? As David affirms his trust in God in verse 2, what does he see as the result of his trust in God? How has your trust in God and your ability to wait on him proven to be a source of victory and strength in your life?

  • What changes will you make so you will be totally dependent on God in all things?

  • Elementary Parents. Today our bottom line was Jesus wants you to help others. Ask your kids who needed help in our Bible story? (Saul) Who helped him? (Ananias) Could Ananias have been so afraid of Saul that he didn’t want to help him? (Definitely) God wants us to help others. Others includes everyone, even those who have not been kind to us.

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  • The Way

  • Prophesy Your Promise

  • God I Look To You

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