“Soaring Like an Eagle”Categories: Friday First
Soaring Like an Eagle
In a July 2, 2018 article published at inc.com Jessica Stillman writes, “Americans are becoming more disconnected from traditional social ties like church and civic groups. There is a greater detachment and weaker sense of belonging that is increasing the risk of existential despair.” As we grow more secular as a culture, as the nation continues to turn away from God, this problem will become more widespread. If this world is all we have, then we’ll soon find ourselves slipping into a lifestyle of selfishness, indulging of the flesh, and worldly pursuits. However, if we have something beyond to look forward to, we can face anything.
Christians live their lives with a vital connection to the future. This is why hope makes us invincible, Romans 8.24-25. Trusting in the mighty promises of God is embedded in the passage we’re examining this Sunday.
During the sermon, we’ll look at Isaiah 40.21-31 and learn about:
- 40.27 - Despair
- 40.28-29 - God’s Greatness
- 40.30-31 - Renewal
As you get ready for worship, be thinking about these things:
- How susceptible are you to doubt? What are some ways you deal with it?
- Read 40.12-26 - what is God trying to tell His people?
- Why is it important to remember that you can never get too far away from God?
- What are some ways you can build your trust in God’s promises?
- Why is waiting such an integral part of our faith?
Sunday Song Leader: Dru McLaughlin
Sunday Scripture Reading: Dan Teater
TEXT: Isaiah 40.21-31