Sunday, October 11, 2009

Crazy Love: Stop Praying

Here are the notes from this morning's sermon. Tonight I encouraged my small group to focus on observing and listening to God instead of talking at God. I encourage you to try this as well for the next seven days.

Listen here.

What if you were told to stop talking “at” God for a while, but instead to take a long, hard look at him before you said another word?

Then Job replied to the Lord, “I am nothing—how could I ever find the answers? I will cover my mouth with my hand. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.” -Job 40:3-5

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. -Romans 1:20

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. -Psalms 19:1-4

God is Holy

God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.” -Exodus 3:14

God is Eternal

But you, O Lord, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation….But you are always the same; you will live forever. -Psalms 102:12,27

God is All-Knowing

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes. -Hebrews 4:13

God is All-Powerful

For through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. -Colossians 1:16

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