VantagePoint Community Church
Lent – Clean
March 29, 2020

Lent – Clean

March 29, 2020

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.

 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
    the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

                                                                                      Isaiah 6:1-5

 

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.

7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

                                                                                      Isaiah 6:6-8

 

 Sermon Point 1:

 

“This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

                                      Matthew 26:31

 

7 “Awake, sword, against my shepherd,
    against the man who is close to me!”
    declares the Lord Almighty.
“Strike the shepherd,
    and the sheep will be scattered,
    and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

8 In the whole land,” declares the Lord,
    “two-thirds will be struck down and perish;
    yet one-third will be left in it.

9 This third I will put into the fire;
    I will refine them like silver
    and test them like gold.

They will call on my name
    and I will answer them;
I will say, ‘They are my people,’
    and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’”                                               

                                      Zechariah 13:7-9

 

     I will refine them like silver
    and test them like gold.

They will call on my name
    and I will answer them;
I will say, ‘They are my people,’
    and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’”                                               

                                      Zechariah 13:9

 

 Sermon Point 2:

 

Grace means that in the middle of our struggle the referee blows the whistle and announces the end of the game. We are declared winners and sent to the showers.

It’s over for all huffing, puffing piety to earn God’s favor; it’s finished for all sweat-soaked straining to secure self-worth; it’s the end of all competitive scrambling to get ahead of others in the game.

Grace means that God is on our side and thus we are victors regardless of how well we have played the game.”

                                      Brennan Manning,

                                      The Ragamuffin Gospel

 

Grace means that God is on our side and thus we are victors regardless of how well we have played the game.”

                                      Brennan Manning,

                                      The Ragamuffin Gospel

 

 

For Buddhism it was the Eight fold path

For Hinduism it was the Doctrine of Karma

For Judaism it was the idea of the covenant

And for Islam it was the code of law

 

 Sermon Point 3:

Our

 

“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

“Here am I. Send me!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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