[CF Devotionals] 2011-03-25 - God's Greatest Things

Part 2 ~ Originally Preached 2004-05-26

  1. Greatest Compliment

    It is found in the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. The boy had it made but he chose himself over the father and things went down hill. Finally he ends up in the muck of sinful rebellion. "But when he came to himself" he realized at home with the father was where he needed to be. (Luke 15:17) Man can come to his senses. Man can see his wickedness and turn back to the Father. And he must if he is going to return to his high potential of being in God's image. But Romans 10:14 asks, "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?" And so to those who find the way, to those who come to their senses, God gives a great task of continuing his work. He gives to them the greatest commission.

  2. Greatest Commission

    Read Mark 16:15-20

    Go into all the world - Tell every creature!

    In 1991 21% of America was unchurched. In 2004, 34% were unchurched. We're losing ground people. A recent Harris poll shows seven out of 10 people in the US and Canada are unsaved. Jesus left the 99 for the one. If 99% was unacceptable to him, should 30% be acceptable to us? And yet according to statistics published in 2000, 92% of southern Baptists will never share their faith with another person - not a stranger, not a friend, not even a family member - no one. Out of 100 people that means only eight love God - only eight love others - enough to share the greatest news of the greatest story.


God has done great and mighty things for us. We should be shouting it from the rooftops and proclaiming it in the streets.

Psalm 126:3 - The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

1 Samuel 12:24 - Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

Serve him with all your heart for the great things he has done. Serve him because he made you his greatest creation even though you'd cause him the greatest hurt. Then He gave you the greatest gift and achieved the greatest victory and paid us our greatest compliment. And he left us with the greatest commission simply to tell others of his greatness. Just tell.

To God Be The Glory

"To God Be The Glory, Great Things He Hath Done"
To God be the glory! great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his son,
Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the father through Jesus the son;
And give him the glory - great things He hath done

FannyCrosby (words) /William Doane (music)




All verses are from the King James Version unless otherwise specified.