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We are familiar with the playground taunt, “my father can beat up your father.” To a small child dad is omnipotent, there’s nothing he can’t do and what a comfort that is. Our father’s power was our security. I thought about titling my sermon, “My God can beat up your god” but decided that might come off as a bit too irreverent. How powerful is God? The rhetorical question is asked in Scripture, “Is anything too hard for God?” and the reply comes back, “Nothing is too hard for God” (Jeremiah 32:26-27; 17). One of the most frequent designations or titles for God is Lord God Almighty (used over fifty times in Scripture and only of God). Almighty just means all powerful and the Latin word for that is omnipotent. Almighty is might to the superlative degree. God isn’t just strong, He is most strong, the strongest. Yes, our God is stronger than any other god, our God can beat up any other god. He has all the power to do whatever He decides to do. And if He doesn’t do something, it isn’t because He can’t. With God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37) and all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Certain branches of the military like to boast that the difficult they can do immediately, the impossible will take a little longer. For God hard, difficult and impossible are all the same, instantly easy. He can do anything as easily as anything else. It takes God the same time and effort and energy to create a galaxy and a daisy. In fact, God’s power is effortless, He never breaks a sweat to do everything He does. In fact, He is able to do far more than He even does. He could raise up children from stones or make stones into bread or make rocks sing if He chose to. And here we have to make a quick clarification, there are some things God can’t do. That’s why I said God’s omnipotence is His ability to do whatever He wills to do. God cannot will or do anything that is contrary to His nature or His other attributes. God can’t sin or be tempted (James 1:13), God can’t lie (Hebrews 6:17), God can’t contradict Himself or deny Himself (II Timothy 2:13), God can’t cease to exist and God can’t do something illogical or irrational like make a rock so large He can’t lift it. The statement is nonsense. God can’t make a round square or a four-sided triangle or a house that is larger on the inside than on the outside. Those are non-realities, they are nothing. To say God can’t do these things doesn’t negate that God can do whatever He wills to do.