Changing God

Genesis 18:17-33

Women are often characterized as folks who are noted for changing their minds. But, it isn't just women is it? We all make changes. Hopefully we are making changes that will enable us to become more effective in ministry toward others.

Tonight I want us to consider changing an unchangeable God. By definition, God is unchanging. He cannot change! Yet the Bible is filled with instances where people brought about a change in circumstances and in God.

I. The paradox of intercessory prayer.

II. When God seems to change his mind.

III. God is not unchanging like a rock.

III. How God brings about change.

Does God change, certainly not His character. He is the same today, yesterday, and forever. But He is a living God who is touched by the power of prayer. He will not be changed in the sense of who He is, but our prayers can make a difference in how He chooses to work out His will.

Have you changed heaven? Don't be lulled into complacency thinking that God will do what He wants to do anyway. And that there is no point in praying. James tells us that "... The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."