God is Holy
If there was a single word to describe God, this is it. God is holy.
Psalms, Isaiah, 1 Peter, Revelation
It is only right that we, as the children of God would live in a pure and holy way.
If God’s holiness is his main and defining characteristic, it should be evident in our lives.
God is Love
1 John, John, Romans
While we were still sinners. Christ died for us. We were vile, wicked and corrupt. Yet Christ loved us.
How can our neighbors and friends best understand the love of God? By seeing our love.
God’s love cost him. It will be the same for us. Love gives and love serves.
God is Immutable
Matthew, Hebrews, James, Revelation
How do we illustrate a God who is unchangeable? By living a life of integrity, by being dependable. If we live by these principles and let them govern our lives, we will be dependable.
Our integrity as Christians illustrates this consistent truth.
God is Merciful
Psalms, Luke, Jonah, Micah
As long as there is time we can go to a merciful God. He is there to forgive us.
We show God’s mercy to others by how we forgive others.
God is Truth
John, Revelation, Titus, John
Why is it important that we live a life of honesty? Because God is truth, he embodies truth. Jesus was “full of grace and truth.” God hates lying lips, they are a contradiction of who he is.
We show God’s truth to others by living honest lives.
God is an Eternal Spirit
John, Psalms, Exodus, Isaiah
God is self existent. No one made God. He is. He is an eternal spirit. God is not like us. He is not a human being. He is not building an earthly kingdom.
When we live with an eternal perspective, we witness the reality of a future kingdom where God and his children will dwell for all of eternity.
God is Glorious
1 Chronicles, Luke, Psalms, Isaiah 42:8, Jeremiah 9:23-24, 1 Corinthians 11
God is glorious. Words can’t really describe God and it is impossible to describe his glory and majesty.
We show glory go God when we live modest lives – pointing to and illustrating a God who is worthy of all glory.
God is Authority
Romans 15:1, John 19:11, Daniel 4
When we submit to authority we give an illustration to those around us of who God is and the ultimate authority that is His.
Matthew 5:14 – “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Unless we live out a principled life it is super difficult to lead others to Christ.
This is where the “why” we are here on this earth is answered.
If we let our lights shine, we will have opportunity to show Christ to others and tell them that Christ is there to change their lives too.
This is part of a series of messages preached by Glenn Horst at our Youth Rally weekend in March 2016. All of the sessions are linked below.
- Living Life with Purpose – Session 1
- Living Life with Purpose – Session 2
- Living Life with Purpose – Session 3
- Living Life with Purpose – Session 4
- Living Life with Purpose – Session 5