CAN WE NEGOTIATE WITH GOD?
A. American Pickers. Mike and Frank travel the country to bargain for old items such
bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, signs, cans, country music memorabilia, etc.
B. I have a question for us to answer. Can we bargain or negotiate with God?
C. Negotiate, according to the Webster’s New World Dictionary, means to confer or
discuss with a view to reaching agreement. Examples:
D. Well, can we negotiate with God? Jeremiah 10:23 (565)
I. Three reasons the Bible teaches that we can not.
A. God is always right. Isaiah 14:26-27 (523)
B. God always desires the best. Romans 8:28,31-32 (835)
C. We have no bargaining power. Romans 3:23 (832); Romans 6:23a
1. The glory of God:
2. All have sinned:
3. That’s why we sing:
II. There are people who try to negotiate with God.
A. The Pharisee in Luke 18:9-12,14. (770)
B. There are people today who try.
C. There will be people who will try on the Day of Judgment. Matthew 7:21-23 (708)
III. Choices we have
blessings blessings-Eph.1:3 (863
usefulness usefulness-Philippians 1:6 (867)
relationship relationship-1 John 1:7 899
power power-Eph. 3:20 (864)
faith faith-James 2:17 (892)
Conclusion: There’s no such thing as negotiating with God. Question: Have you been trying?
Then what should you do? Surrender. Luke 9:23 (760)