Summary: Key Point: We overate ourselves and under-rate God.
Video Illustration: So will I – the song and video from Hillsong
Sermon: Breakthrough comes from a proper view of God!
Thesis: With the wave of coronavirus impacting everything from economy, to people’s health, disrupting peoples lives, causing shortages to food supplies, impacting businesses, causing more mental health issues and bringing grief to many family units. We need a fresh perspective of God for a breakthrough.
Key Point: We overate ourselves and under-rate God.
Listen to some of the authors of the Bible as they look at how great God is and how majestic He is:
28Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Reality Check: We need a fresh perspective on the power and the majesty of God today in the midst of this pandemic. It is causing some people to grow weary, people are stumbling and fainting under the pressure of this prolonged stress. But if we get a fresh perspective on how great God is - we will gain strength, power, encouragement, and peace to press on through this pandemic.
To get a fresh perspective of God! Let’s look at Psalm 19:1-6:
1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
3There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
4Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
What does this psalmist tell us about God? He tells us God is incredible – powerful – the Creator – majestic – how does he know this by just looking at the stars, the earth, the sun! The observation is made that every person on the earth and in the universe has heard His voice and seen His glory. You just have to look up!
Lou Giglio from his sermon https://evanslifescience.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/notes-for-indescribable-louie-giglio.pdf:
“Did you know that on a clear night, away from the city lights and using only your eyes, you can see all the way to the Andromeda Galaxy, which is located an astonishing 2.5 million light-years from Earth? And on a really good night, you can see all the way to a star called Deneb, one of the brightest stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. Scientists aren’t sure exactly how far away Deneb is, but they think it’s at least 9 quadrillion miles away — or 9,000,000,000,000,000. That’s a lot of zeroes! God made your eyes amazingly powerful so you can see just a bit of His magnificent creation.
But as powerful as your eyes are, God’s eyes are even more powerful. He can see the farthest star in the farthest galaxy of the universe. He can also see the shortest hair on the left leg of the tiniest bug. And He can see every hair on your head — and count every single one (Luke 12:7).
God sees absolutely everything!
And He sees you — perfectly and completely. But when God looks at you, He doesn’t look at just the outside — your clothes, your hair, or your nose. God looks much deeper than that. He looks at your heart, and He sees all the things that are filling it. He sees the worries and the doubts, what makes you happy and what scares you. He also sees the anger, the jealousy, and all those secret sins you think no one else knows. God already knows everything in your heart, so you can tell Him anything at all. When you talk to Him, He promises to fill your heart with peace. Ask God to help your heart look more like His — filled with wonderful things like love, joy, and kindness.”
Excerpt from https://www.faithgateway.com/what-god-sees-indescribable-by-louie-giglio/#.XqmF5GhKivs
We need to be willing to ask God to reveal to us How great and mighty He is! We need to look at the sun, the stars and be reminded of how majestic God is!
Why? Key Point: Because we overate ourselves and under-rate God.