Friday, July 08, 2011

Moved By Majesty

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to preach at New Hope Fellowship in Lawton, MI. I preached from Isaiah 6:1-8, which is a very weighty passage. I was really challenged in my preparation to think hard about how I view God in His Glory, His Majesty, and His Holiness. It was a very encouraging and humbling time on Sunday morning. Please pray for me, as I will be preaching this same message at Sunshine this coming Sunday (July 10th).

You can listen to the sermon here. I have also shared my sermon outline below...

Moved by Majesty
Isaiah 6:1-8

(1)He saw His Glory (v. 1-4)
-John 12:41; Psalm 93:1-2; Revelation 4:8

“The word ‘majesty’ when applied to God is always a declaration of His greatness and an invitation to worship.” -J.I. Packer

(2)He saw his own sinfulness (v. 5)
-Ezekiel 1:28; Job 42:5-6; Revelation 1:17; Romans 7:24

“The vision of God’s Majesty, Holiness, and Glory made Isaiah realize that he was a sinner.” - Walvoord & Zuck

"As long as our gaze is fixed on the horizontal plane of this earth, we have no problem with ourselves. When we contemplate who God is, we will be broken." R.C. Sproul

(3)He experienced His grace (v. 6-7)
-1 John 1:7-9

God provided the forgiveness and cleansing that Isaiah desperately needed!

(4)His Grace compelled him to Go (v. 8)
-2 Peter 1:16 = …we were eyewitnesses of His Majesty

Glory --> Grief --> Grace --> Go!