VantagePoint Community Church
Lent – Unclean
March 22, 2020

Lent – Unclean

March 22, 2020

“Blessed are you, O Lord, our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us through your commandments and has commanded us concerning the washing of hands.”

 

You know what I am? I am a Dust Magnet!”

Don’t think of it as dust. Just think of it as the dirt and dust of far-off lands blowing over here and settling on “Pig-Pen!” It staggers the imagination! He may be carrying the soil that was trod upon by Solomon or Nebuchadnezzar or Genghis Khan!   

                                                                                                                                   ~ Peanuts Cartoon

 

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.”

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

“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

 

Where is ?

Who is ?

 

I’m going home
To my own room to all the mess
To all the dirty laundry
It looks so good I don’t care
I’m just so glad to be back home
Sweet home

You know that I’m the coolest

that’s ever come around
You’ll notice things get hotter

whenever I’m in town
I mean, I gotta be the coolest,

who else could it be
Everybody knows who’s really cool
Me

Let’s face it, I’m the greatest,

I’m Mr. Number One
My hometown built a statue

to their favorite son
I mean I gotta be the greatest
I’m just a ball of fun
I mean I’m definitely the greatest
I’m also the coolest

~ I’m the Coolest – Alice Cooper

 

6 In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.

The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.

Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:

“‘Holy, holy, holy

is the Lord God Almighty,’

who was, and is, and is to come.”

Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever.

They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God,
    to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
    and by your will they were created
    and have their being.”

                                                Revelation 4:6-11

 

What is the LORD set apart from? He is set apart from creation, in that the Lord GOD is not a creature, and He exists outside of all creation.

If all creation were to dissolve, the Lord GOD would remain. He is set apart from humanity, in that His “nature” or “essence” is Divine, not human.

God is not a super-man or the ultimate man. God is not merely smarter than any man, stronger than any man, older than any man, or better than any man. You can’t measure God on man’s chart at all. He is Divine, and we are human.

                                                                                                                     Dr. David Guzik

 

In the of the God

 

15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

                                                Mark 1:15

 

We fall down we lay our crowns 

at the feet of Jesus

The greatness of mercy and love

at the feet of Jesus.

And we cry holy, holy, holy

And we cry holy, holy, holy

And we cry holy, holy, holy is the Lamb

~ We Fall Down by Chris Tomlin

 

 

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