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Who Am I? (Psalm 8)

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Sermon shared by Scott Bayles

May 2009
Summary: Based on Psalm 8, this sermon asks and answers the question "Who am I that the Lord of all the Earth would care to know my name?" It’s expository, alliterated, and PowerPoint with video clip is avaible upon request.
Denomination: Christian Church
Audience: General adults
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and the stars.” The moon may seem to be only a lifeless dust ball in the sky, but it serves some very important functions. The moon provides us with light at night. The Bible says, “God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also” (Genesis 1:16). The moon also causes our oceans to rise and fall. Its gravitational pull on the Earth is just right to cause the oceans to circulate. This movement helps the seas to clean themselves and absorb oxygen. The tides are needed for the oceans to support life. The work of God’s fingers is evidenced by our perfect moon. If it were too big, it would cause dangerous tidal waves and earthquakes. If it were too small, the oceans would become stagnant and unable to support life.

Concerning the stars, Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that we seem to take them for granted. If constellations were visible only once in a century everyone on Earth would stay up all night to gaze at them. The heavens really are telling the glory of God. But, God is not only the Creator of the Universe, He is the Creator of you and me. David said, “You have made [us] a little lower than yourself” (vs. 5 TEV). Human beings, you and I, are God’s most marvelous creation. That the God of the Universe bothered to create you, proves just how important you are and how valuable you can become when you live your life for Him. You are not an accident. You’re not fluke of nature or a bi-product of irresponsible parents. You were handmade by God Himself. God prescribed every single detail of your body. He deliberately chose your race, the color of your skin, your hair, and every other feature. He custom-made you the way He wanted you. We are wonderfully made! But your value and God’s majesty don’t stop at creation. David also tells us that we are cared for by God.

• CARED FOR BY GOD

David expressed his wonder by saying, “What are people that you should think about them, mere mortals that you should care for them?” (vs. 4 NLT).

What we know today about the size of the Universe makes the Earth and its inhabitants look even more insignificant than they appeared in David’s day. Our knowledge of light years and the reaches of outer space give us even more reason to ask, “What is man that You are mindful of him?” (NKJV). Yet, in His great love, the Lord chose the Earth for Himself and created us in His image. God is mindful of us and He does care for us!

In his book, The Purpose-Driven Life, pastor Rick Warren writes, “Why did God do all this? Why did he bother to go to all the trouble of creating a universe for us? Because he is a God of love. This kind of love is difficult to fathom, but it’s fundamentally reliable. You were created as a special object of God’s love! God made you so he could love you. This is a truth to build your life on.” (p.24)

The Bible says, “I have carried you since you were born; I have taken care of you from your birth. Even when you are old,
Comments and Shared Ideas
Bobby Awtrey
May 26, 2009
Wonderful. Powerful Message. Thanks for sharing the spirit ...and allowing us to be fed with the morsels of God''s Word that we might pick a few crumbs that have fallen from your table to strengthen us to Preach Harder and Boldly proclaim ...He knows my name ....because he knows who I am !!!

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