AfterThoughts: December 5, 2021
December 5, 2021
Sermon Title: Mighty God
Scripture: Isaiah 9:1–7
This week, Pastor David continued the Advent Sermon Series, “And He Will Be Called” from Isaiah. We looked at:
- The Person Of Jesus
- The Power Of Jesus
- Just like the author, C.S. Lewis, each of us must answer the question “Who is Jesus?”. How do you answer that question? What is your reaction to those who believe that Jesus was only a great man and teacher?
- Pastor David shared that Jesus is not merely an example of faith; He is the object of our faith. How are you encouraged by Jesus taking on human form and coming to earth as God incarnate? Explain.
- This is the mighty work of God in us: He took those who were dead in their trespasses and sins and made us alive together with Jesus: an amazing display of resurrection power in our souls. How can you live more faithfully to this work of God in you?
- Think about a situation or person you were convinced was “too far gone." Are your struggling to believe that our mighty God can do anything? Ask Him to remind you of His power this week.
Movie: The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story Of C.S. Lewis
"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic --- on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg --- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice ... You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about him being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to... Now it seems obvious to me that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God."
~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity