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God's Sovereignty: The Ultimate Question

Everybody asks the why questions of God. But what's it take to keep the faith even when we don't get answers?


Did you ever wonder why? You tell a man there's 400 billion stars and he'll believe you, but tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it? Why? Why is it called a hamburger when it's made out of beef? Why do you put suits in garment bags and put garments in suitcases? Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? Why isn't there cat food? Why do they lock gas station they afraid someone is going to sneak in there and clean them? If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? Why are there five syllables in the word monosyllabic? When two airplanes almost collide, why do they call it a "near miss" sounds like a "near hit" to me? Why do banks charge you a funds fee on money they already know you don't have? Why do you drive in a parkway and park in a driveway? Why are they called apartments when they're stuck together? Why are they called buildings when they are already finished? Shouldn't we call them builts? If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of that stuff?


Who, what, where, when and how are easier to answer than why.

A kindergarten class was taking a field trip to the local police station. There they saw pictures tacked to the bulletin board of the Most Wanted. One of the youngsters was intrigued by these pictures and asked the officer if those were real photographs of the wanted people. "Yes," the policeman said. "The detectives want them very badly." The child responded, "Well, why didn't they just keep them when they took their pictures?"

Why? Probably the most asked and question in the English ...

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John Stumbo is the President of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

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Sermon Outline:

I. Introduction

Why questions are always on our minds.

II. We're always asking God why.

III. God's judgments are unsearchable.


We often find ourselves in the dark, but the pattern remains in the light.