Saturday, April 18, 2009

This Sunday - "A Vision of the Holiness of God"

This Sunday I plan on preaching on the holiness of God. Regardless of what you might think, the holiness of God is the most relevant subject for any person of any age at any time.

The sermon text for this Sunday will be Isaiah 6:1-8. I pray that God would increase my practical knowledge of the holiness of God and would fill His congregation with a vision of His holiness that would leave us forever changed.

In college I read the classic -- The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul. This week I had the privilege of reading it again. If you don't have it and have not read it I strongly urge you to read it (you can order it here).

When we truly see the "Lord, high and lifted up" as He really is it will transform us forever. Until we see God as He really is (and not how we have fashioned him in our minds), we will never see ourselves as we really are (which we see ourselves with a foolish grandiose blur).

Truly beholding the holiness of God will transform the way we live, love, trust, see, suffer, grieve, hear, hate, weep, laugh, think, hope, desire, dream, invest, wait, worship and serve.

Holy Spirit, grant us eyes to see the Glory of the Father in the face of Jesus -- do in mercifully, lest we be consumed. Amen.

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