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Part 2 of a six week sermon series titled Missio Dei. This series is a part of the CityView Basics set of messages.
Best selling author Donald Miller shares his thoughts on what it means to walk humbly with God.
Swimming in the Incomparable Grace of our Incomparable God. The God whose gospel brings repentance, the God whose gospel removes sin.
What is your God like? It is not an easy question to answer not because God is unknowable (He is) but because God's qualities and characteristics are so immense in number. I mean, what do you emphasize? His love, mercy, justice, knowledge, knowability...the list goes on and on. I'm sure if we made a list of the attributes of God just from among you here, we would get a cross-section of all the things that God has shown about Himself coupled with all the things that we like to emphasize. For example, out church is named "Sovereign King" and it emphasizes two things: God is the King of all creation and He is Sovereign in rule over that creation allowing no one, not even you, to usurp His authority. Sometimes I wonder though, whether or not the God we worship is the God we communicate. One way or the other, we are always communicating something about God from our lives, our choices, and the way we react to certain things. Unfortunately, what we communicate is not always what we say we believe about God. As Micah mentions, the world watches our lives. When we suffer they wonder, "Where is your God?" But when we can earnestly say, "God is just in all He does," the nations repent in dust. We don't and cannot live perfect lives, but the way we react to sin and imperfections is a powerful testimony as to who God is. So if we say, God is just in all He does, then we need to be able to praise Him in the midst of pain and suffering. If we say God is loving, we better be loving. If we say God is the God of all comfort, we better be comforting. But the world scratches their head when we say, "God is merciful and forgive," but we are slow to forgive. The world scratches their head when we say God is just in all He does, but we only get around to giving Him praise when everything in our lives get better. No matter what we communicate though, God is communicating Himself to the world. Romans 1 makes it clear that by nature itself people know that there is a God. One can just look at the beauty and complexity of the cosmos and know that at least God is creator and He creates beauty. John 13:35 say that the world will know that we are God's disciples if we demonstrate love, so constantly the message of who God is, is communicated to the world. So again I ask, "What is your God like?" This Sunday at Sovereign King, as we close out our study of Micah, the prophet is going to answer that question. He is going to tell us who our God is and what He is like. The challenge for us will be to conform our thoughts, beliefs, and actions to the truths of who He is. Then we trust that God will use those things to bring the nations in.
Because of her disobedience to God, Israel will be judged, but she will receive salvation after a period of waiting. Now we, as God's people, wait for final salvation in the second coming of Jesus Christ.