Know God's Love

Series: Look Up

It’s unfortunate that science and faith have been pitted against each other. While science and faith are different disciplines, they do not have to be contentious. The heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19). Humans have a special place in God’s heart (Psalm 8). If we look up to the Lord (Psalm 121), we can encounter the tremendous love of God (Psalm 136).

The Bible is so interesting. Rahab, the prostitute, is listed as an example of faith. Humble and lowly shepherds received an angelic visit. Wise men traveled hundreds of miles from the east to bring gifts in worship to the newborn King. Ironically, the only one in the story who refuses to look up is the most rich, famous and powerful person in the narrative – King Herod. Herod looked down on and despised a potential rival. Trapped by trying to establish his own kingdom, Herod completely missed the greatest moment in human history: God becoming a human being. Herod, a liar and murderer, was hateful and hated.

Herod reminds me of Paul’s description of how humans respond to God (we make God into our enemy). It is sad when we close our hearts to the “but” in Ephesians 2:4-7: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

Speaker: Tom Harrison

July 26, 2020
Matthew 2:1-12

Tom Harrison

Senior Pastor

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