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Chocolate Cake - All Things Are For Good [Sermon]

Updated: Mar 8

Liberty, Missouri, USA

January 2015

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Criteria for the promise

1. God calls us.

Romans 10:14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

Those who are called according to his purpose

Isaiah 14:24 The LORD Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.

2. We love Him.

John 14:15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

1 Corinthians 2:9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived— the things God has prepared for those who love him.

The Promise

All things work together for good.

Romans 8:29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son…

It is note-worthy that the Almighty didn’t act high and mighty. The holy one wasn’t holier-than-thou. The one who knew it all wasn’t a know-it-all. The one who made the stars didn’t keep his head in them. The one who owns all the stuff of earth never strutted it. … His purpose was not to show off but to show up. He went to great pains to be as human as the guy down the street. He didn’t need to study but still went to the synagogue. He had no need for income but still worked in the workshop. He had known the fellowship of angels and heard the harps of heaven, yet still went to parties thrown by tax collectors. And upon his shoulders rested the challenge of redeeming creation, but still took time to walk ninety miles from Jericho to Cana to go to a wedding. They called him a blasphemer, but they never called him a braggart. They accused him of heresy, but never arrogance. He was branded as a radical but never called unapproachable. - Max lucado, When God whispers your name

All things work together for good.

All things work together for good

Whom God will use greatly, he will hurt deeply. AW Tozer

… God causes all things to work together ….

Saturday morning jumped out of bed and put on my best suit Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you Knocked on your door with heart in my hand To ask you a question 'Cause I know that you're an old fashioned man

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? (Say yes, say yes) 'Cause I need to know You say I'll never get your blessing till the day I die Tough luck my friend but the answer is no!

Why you gotta be so rude? Don't you know I'm human too Why you gotta be so rude I'm gonna marry her anyway (Marry that girl) Marry her anyway (Marry that girl) Yeah no matter what you say (Marry that girl) And we'll be a family.

Magic!, Rude, Don’t kill the Magic.