Weekly Sermon
Delivered By
Dr. E. G. Sherman, Jr
Delivered On
August 19, 2018 at 10:45 AM
Subject
When God Steps In
Description

When God Steps In

“…let us go down, and there confound their language, thatthey may not understand one another’s speech.” Gen. 11:6.
The events both in America and largely throughout the
world are increasingly unpredictable. These realities have
different impact on humankind owing to ethnicity, gender,
location, social status, and, in America, the political party
and President. In this regard, America is ebbing toward a
political arena never before seen in this nation, one in which
the usurpation of authority is being acceptable even within
the party currently of all three branches of the government.
Theologically, the contemporary scene, in the words
of William Cullen Bryant, causes one “ to shudder and grow
sick at heart”. But wait, a beacon of hope is comes from the
words of Longfellow, “then pealed the bells more loud and
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deep, God is not dead nor does he sleep, the wrong shall
fall, the right prevail with peace on earth, goodwill toward
men.
The sermon today has been written to convey
condolences for the mourners of Aretha Franklin – The
Queen, courage and fortitude for Omarosa, and faith to
anchor us as we wait and depend on God. Accordingly,
the sermon has been entitled, When God steps in. It is
based upon the biblical documentation of Babel as
recorded in Genesis 11: 1-9.
The sermon is undergirded by the three objectives,
namely: God is all knowing, omniscient, omnipresent,
always present, and omnipotent, all powerful.  The study
of Genesis 11:1-9 will clearly demonstrate that God
possesses these three attributes, but his dominion greatly
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exceeds the narrow parameters of these three attributes.
The Book of Genesis is viewed and accepted is the
Judeo Christian documentation for the Divine Origin of
Creation. It must be acknowledged, however, that other
accounts exist, one of which is the Theory of Evolution.
It was the basis of the Scope “Monkey” Trial in Tennessee
in the year 1925.
The focus today excludes a lengthy discussion of
theories of creation and be confined to the Divine History
as found in the Bible. This source was written not by
novelists, but “…the prophecy came not in old time by the
will of man: holy men of God spake as they were moved by
the Holy Spirit”. 1st Peter 1:21.
Against the background, attention will now be focused
on a brief synopsis of the time, place, and intent of a people
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“ as they journey from the east” ( Gen. 10:2 ). According to
the Bible, “ And the whole earth was of one language, and of
one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the
east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they
dwelt there.” Apparently, they were unaware of God’s
omnipresence because they soon made plans to build a
city and a tower; they also decided to make them a name
and they wanted their tower to reach the heaven.        Continuing with this narrative, God next exercised his
omniscience power and, knowing what that group was
planning to do, decided to come down “…to see the city
and tower which, the children of men built”. (5) Since the
Lord is also omnipotent, all powerful, He immediately knew
what the latent intent of the group. It was for personal
power instead of for the benefit of others. It had no intent
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for being used to worship the Almighty God! Hence the Lord
initiated His action plan. He noted “the people is one, and
have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now
nothing will be restrained from them, which they to do.”
( Let us take our Bible and read verses 7- 9 ) In conclusion,
hopeful this message has impressed on your mind the
following facts: God is all knowing, all powerful, and every
where present; Your outlook on life can be changed when
you allow God to be your guide; God can disrupt your mental
equilibrium when you fill it with evil intentions; and your life
becomes more enjoyable and success whenever you allow
God to step in.  Amen.

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