Please join Dr. Will this coming Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 as he preaches The God Who Hopes and Expects (Psalms 8, Genesis 1:26-29, 3:1-13, Colossians 1:15-20), Final part of the series “The Quest for God”
3,000 years ago, in a desert somewhere in the Middle East, a Hebrew poet by observing the wonders of nature in a dark of night wrote these words, “O Lord…how majestic is your name… “When I look at the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon, and the stars you have established, – what are human beings that you are mindful of them?
And he goes on to say, “You have made human beings a little lower than Yourself and crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands”.
In this sermon, I contend that there is awe and wonder in these words, and there is also responsibility, a job to do, hopes and expectations.
I make the case that for a long time, our public worship has taught us not to think highly enough of our selves. Our public worship conveys a feeling of hopelessness with a miserable and depressing view of human nature and potential. Yet the very fact we are created in God’s image underlines his hopes and expectations in us and we can’t turn away from it. We have the responsibility to care for our society and uphold the image of God in every person we encounter.