Summary: 1 of 6. Peter recalled some basic justifications for the church's glorifying God. Blood-bought believers are justified in their glorifying/pointing to God. But why?...WHAT’s So GREAT About GOD? God is Great because He offers...
WHAT’s So GREAT About GOD?-I—1Peter 1:3-12(:3-9; 10-12)
The Congregation Replied!
One Sunday, a preacher was speaking on what it would take for the church to become more Christ honoring. He said "If this church is to become better, it must take up it's bed, & walk.”
The congregation said "Let it walk, Preacher, let it walk."
Encouraged by their response, he went further. "If this church is going to become better, it will have to throw aside it's hindrances & run!”
The congregation replied, "Let it run, preacher, let it run!"
Now really into his message, he spoke stronger. "If this church really wants to become great, it will have to take up it's wings & fly!”
"Let it fly, Preacher, let it fly!" the congregation shouts.
The Preacher gets louder. "If this church is going to fly, it will cost money!"
The congregation replied, "Let it walk, Preacher, let it walk."
We can sometimes miss the power of God by choosing rather to enjoy the social aspects of ‘our church.’ And when confronted with our fears in such situations, we come to a standstill, not realizing ‘What’s So Great About God!’
Peter recalled basic justifications for glorifying God.
Blood-bought believers are justified in their glorifying/pointing to God.
Why are believers justified in glorifying/blessing/pointing to God?
Why is God considered Worthy?
10 governors for blessing God.
WHAT’s So GREAT About GOD?
1—God is Great because He offers...
:3—“Blessed be the God & Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
God is fully deserving of being “blessed” in the hearts & actions of those who fully appreciate what He has done thru His offer of real salvation & sanctification to a lost & selfishly blinded mankind.
He deserves to be approached as “blessed,” first of all, due to His being “the God & Father of” the One we call “our Lord”.
?What does a “God” signify?—That One who is greater than me or us or us & them(all that men can muster).
“Blessed”—euloghtov—Adj.—1) Blessed, praised. Strong—Adorable. Used 8X.
From —eulogew—English=‘Well Speaking.’ meaning to to praise, celebrate with praises; Favor; Invoke blessings upon.“Abundant/Great”—poluv—Adj.—1) Many, much, large. Strong—singular--Much(in any respect) or plural--Many; neuter(singular) as adverbial--Largely; neuter(plural) as adverb or noun--Often, mostly, largely.
“God”—yeov—1) A god or goddess, a general name of deities or divinities; 2) The Godhead, trinity; 3) Spoken of the only & true God; 4) Whatever can in any respect be likened unto God, or resemble him in any way. Strong—of uncertain affinity; A deity, especially(with o)--The supreme Divinity; figuratively--A magistrate; by Hebraism--Very.