The Lord is the God of Now

Top 10 books which have stood out in my life:


  1. The Knowledge of the Holy – A. W. Tozer (The nature of God)
  2. Bruchko – Bruce Olson (Missions)
  3. Peace Child – Don Richardson (Missions)
  4. Just as I Am – Billy Graham’s autobiography (Evangelism)
  5. Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyon (The Christian Life – Salvation)
  6. The Screwtape Letters – C. S. Lewis (Spiritual Warfare)
  7. The Chronicles of Narnia (seven books) – C. S. Lewis (God’s Kingdom)
  8. The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel (Apologetics)
  9. Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret – Hudson Taylor (Prayer)
  10. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire – Jim Cymbala (Prayer, Faith and Church Leadership)


                                        Philippians 1:3-6

The Lord is                           with ya’ll! – Isaiah 43:18-19


An                        God reveals Himself in the                    context.

You never want to be where the LORD          !John 5:17

Three characters in the Bible who battled with change:


1) “Yeah, but this is painful!”

                   – The Key in his life:  Genesis 39:2, 21, 23

What was the Lord up to?  Genesis 45:4, 50:16-21, 2 Samuel 14:14


The “Why?”  If you’ve been wounded, the LORD still has a plan

to use it for His glory: To                             for His kingdom!!!

2) “Yeah, but I don’t like the way things aren’t working out, Lord.”


              – Luke 5:1-2 – This is code for they were             fishing.

                        Luke 5:3-4 – This is code for – “I want to              your life!”


Luke 5:5-10 – The “Why?”  …To                              for His kingdom!

3) “Yeah, but I don’t want us to stay together!”


The                      of the                      .

                                          Mark 5:1-5, Luke 8:27, Mark 5:6-18


                                            Oikos: “8 to 15 people which the Lord has                                  a

and strategically placed into your world!” – Tom Mercer

                                              Mark 5:19-20 – The “Why?”  To                             for His kingdom!

What was the result the next time Jesus returned? Matthew 14:34-36


Isaiah 42:9-10, 43:18-19 “The degree which we try to go back will be the degree

to which we will miss the Lord.  He is                            !”  Bishop Kenneth Ulmer


Answer Key: NOT, DONE, unchanging, changing, was, Joseph, reach, people, Peter, DONE, lead, reach, people, Demoniac, Gerasenes, supernaturally, reach, people, in, the, now,


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