Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

  • Sunday - 10:30 am
  • 520 8th Ave, 16th floor
    New York, NY
  • phone: +1 (973) 837-1041


BAC Sermons

Mysterious or Marvelous? How God Intervenes in Human Affairs


God Works:

I. According to Plan, as revealed in His Word, to meet our Need

Ephesians 1 - eternal purpose

Isaiah 11 - prophetic promise

Daniel 9 - from exile to entrance

The more we know of God's revealed Plan the more we can trust Him to meet our needs.

The more we know of God's revealed Person the more we can reliably expect Him to meet our needs.

The more we know of God's revealed Processes the more we can reap the benefits of cooperating.

II. Usually Using Commonplace Things and Natural Processes with a Supernatural Touch




Widow's jar of oil

Loaves & Fishes


We frequently hold in our hands God's answer to our needs but fail to utilize it.

We can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by the process of ordinary obedience.

God uses our engagement in the ordinary processes to develop us into extraordinary people.

III. Usually Leaving no Footprints, only Fingerprints

Angelic Voices

Baby on a straw mattress

Star in the sky

Twelve baskets of fragments

Those who are always looking down will fail to see what's going on up above them.

God doesn't want to be mysterious but marvelous, yet He doesn't force Himself on our consciousness.

God gives us the option of focusing our heart, mind, soul, and strength on Him.

Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:

1. How has an increased understanding of God's ways led to an increased trust in Him?

2. What commonplace things already within your environment could God use to marvelously meet your needs?

3. Why do we sometimes ignore God's commonplace provision want the extraordinary?

4. What things in you life this past year have God's fingerprints on them?

5. This time next year, in what areas of your life are you expecting to see God's fingerprints?