The omnipotent and impotent

Septuagesima Sunday 
January 31, 2021
SUB-THEME 2: The Living God and other gods (3)
The omnipotent and impotent
TEXTS: Exod. 7:8-12; 8:18-19; Acts 13:6-12

Aim: To show that the omnipotent God defends the oppressed and renders impotent the might of
the oppressor.

INTRODUCTION: Today is Septuagesima Sunday, meaning that we are seventy days to
Easter. Our study texts reveal that the omnipotentGod always rises to defend His children and all
who put their trust in Him. Even when the rulers of the earth seem to hijack justice or oppress the
children of God, the Lord has always risen on behalf of His children, and thereby rendered
impotent (powerless) the schemes of evil people. This study encourages us to put absolute trust
in God as the One who has all power in Himself.

1. From the texts, (Exod. 7:8-12; 8:18-19) what do you understand by the terms,
“Omnipotent” and “impotent”?
2. From the following passages, show and discuss how the omnipotent God has rendered
impotent the schemes of men: Ex. 14:24-30; Esther 5:14; 6:13; 7:10; Acts 13:9-12.
3. Read Psalm 12:5, and identify God’s promise in this passage and how it applies to us
4. How do some people, and sadly, some Christians think they can “assist” God in fighting
for themselves?

CONCLUSION: God is still in the business of defending His people including those oppressed.
Irrespective of how injustice has thrived in our land, believers should put their trust in God. He
will surely render impotent the power and schemes of wicked men.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The Omnipotent renders impotent!!

MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 12:5 - For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.