Is reverence for God a good thing?
Growing up in church I was surrounded by the idea that we should have reverence for God. In fact, when people came to church they often displayed their reverence by dressing up in nice clothes, being quiet and respectful during worship, and in general paying their respects to God by their behavior. Somewhere along the way the attitude of reverence transformed into a much more informal atmosphere, one in which God was more approachable and worship services took on a less rigid format and feel. Generally people tend towards one kind of service or another and I have heard the older folks sometimes lament about how things have become too informal and I have heard some younger folks speak unkindly about the way it used to be at church, sometimes declaring how much better it is today. I don’t have a horse in that race and this message is not about trying to return to what would be an old fashioned way of doing church. No, this is about how big we see God. Do we paint a picture of God where He is manageable or do we see God with reverence because He is great and glorious?
In this Sermon
We are going to take a look at what reverence for God even means. We’ll also take a look at how incredibly big God seemed to the righteous men who wrote the scripture. I think in the end, you might discover that the way you see God is too small.
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