Exalting Christ and Loving People

I’m not God

Message for Sunday November 22 from Pastor David Elliott.

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I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway! I will lead them and comfort those who mourn. Then words of praise will be on their lips. May they have peace, both near and far, for I will heal them all,” says the lord.  (Isaiah 57:18-19)

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on Him, He will lift you up and give you honor.  (James 4:7,10)

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way… (Isaiah 53:6a)(Romans 3:23)

The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from this conflict. (Galatians 5:17)

Genesis 3:1-8


Q: HOW DO WE “PLAY GOD”?

  • You “play god” when you try to control your ___________.

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.  In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. (Matthew 23:27-28)

  • You “play god” when you try to control your ______________________ (Genesis 3:16)
  • You “play god” when you try to control your ___________

Q: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO “PLAY GOD”?

  • When you try to “play god”  you get _________________
  • When you try to “play god” you get _________________

Cease striving, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.  (Psalm 46:10)

  • When you try to “play god” you get _________________

Genesis 3:8-10  

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. (Psalm 46:1,2)


So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on Him, He will lift you up and give you honor.

(James 4: 7,10)

I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway! I will lead them and comfort those who mourn. Then words of praise will be on their lips. May they have peace, both near and far, for I will heal them all,” says the Lord. (Isaiah 57:18,19)