Roots of the Faith – “The Attributes of God: Omnipotence”

My notes for Wednesday night, Feb 22nd. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. Our study over the next few months will be “The Roots of the Faith.” This study will focus on key biblical truths that will transform our thinking and allow us to faithfully live out the Christian life. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Resources for this Study

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg R. Allision

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine – Wayne Grudem

Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth – John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue



“The foundation of all true knowledge of God must be a clear mental apprehension of His perfections as revealed in Holy Scripture. An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped.” – A.W. Pink

Omni – All

Potent – Powerful

Genesis 17:1, Jeremiah 32:17, Romans 8:28

God’s omnipotence describes his ability to do anything consistent with his nature.[1]

John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue, eds., page, 177.

Power refers to the divine attribute of being all-powerful (omnipotence). God can do everything that is proper for him as God to do. Examples include the creation out of nothing, the exodus, and the incarnation of the Son of God. Importantly, God cannot do certain things, such as sin, lie, do the logically absurd, die, break a promise, or be thwarted in his plans. Such “inabilities” are part of the perfection of God.

Gregg R. Allison, page, 84.

Power and control over everything “All mighty”

  • 2 Corinthians 6:18, Revelation 1:8

Nothing is too hard or impossible

  • Genesis 18:14, Luke 1:37, Matthew 19:26, Ephesians 3:20

God does what He pleases

  • Psalm 115:3

Closing thoughts

Therefore do not be anxious about your life Matthew 6:25-30

Further Reading

The Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence of God – John Frame

Omnipotence – Table Talk Magazine. Ligonier Ministries

[1] John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue, eds., Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2017), 177.

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