Summary: Comparison of Aslan and God. What if we met God face to face, what would we think? What would God think?
December 18 Narnia IV Template for worship planning
David Selleck Lakeside United Methodist, Muskegon, Michigan
Felt Need: What would it be like to meet God face to face, would He care about me?
Hoped for Results: Convey that God is there for us in the everyday and we can talk to him like He was our friend any time, and He will listen, He will Save us.
Message: Meeting Aslan
Scriptures Acts 17:23, Rom 1:21, Ex 20: 18-19,. Mk 4:41
21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Exodus 20:18-19 (Message) 18All the people, experiencing the thunder and lightning, the trumpet blast and the smoking mountain, were afraid--they pulled back and stood at a distance. 19They said to Moses, "You speak to us and we’ll listen, but don’t have God speak to us or we’ll die."
Mark 4:41 (Message) They were in absolute awe, staggered. "Who is this, anyway?" they asked. "Wind and sea at his beck and call!"
Romans 5:8 (Message)God put His love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.
Revelation: 5:5 One of the Elders said, "Don’t weep. Look--the Lion from Tribe Judah, the Root of David’s Tree, has conquered. He can open the scroll, can rip through the seven seals."
I Who is Aslan?
“Not safe, but good”
Jesus is the Lion of Judah , the King of Kings, Lords of Lords, Son of God
II What does Aslan do?
He brings life back into the world.
He makes a deal with the white witch
He dies for Edmund
What can Jesus do for us? He brings light into a dark world, He dies for us that we may have eternal life
III He is the one we rely on to defeat the negative forces in our lives and offers us eternal life.
Aslan drove out the evil in Narnia with the help of the children.
Jesus can help us drive the negative in our lives and redeem us from those things that have separated us from Him. Gal 3:13, Collossians 1:13, I Corinthians 15:54
Ideas developed from A Family Guide to the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. Ditchfield