April 8, 2019

Temple of the Holy God - John 18:1-6

"NASA's most recent discovery in space says that in the beginning, God spoke and 100 billion galaxies came out of his mouth. Now, not all of them acknowledge it was God, but nevertheless they've gone back to the inception of the cosmos and 100 billion galaxies immediately came from somewhere out of nothing they say and spread themselves over a 27 billion light year expands just like that. "

Family Discussions:

  1. Who is speaking through us when we say, oh my God, or God or my God is a word of trivial, you know, exclamation?
  2. What did God mean when he said, thou shalt not take my name in vain?
  3. What does a holy God mean the term, holy God, what does that mean?
  4. Why is God's holiness so powerful and to be so protected and respected?
  5. When Jesus said I am he and they fell to the ground, what was he saying when he said, I am he?

Transcription:

00:14 Did you know that NASA's most recent discovery in space says that in the beginning, God spoke and 100 billion galaxies came out of his mouth. Now, not all of them acknowledge it was God, but nevertheless they've gone back to the inception of the cosmos and 100 billion galaxies immediately came from somewhere out of nothing they say and spread themselves over a 27 billion light year expands just like that. When you say God, you said at all. Listen to John Chapter 18 verse one through six, "When Jesus had spoken these words." Now we're at the last night of Jesus' life before the crucifixion. "He went forth with his disciples over the ravine of the Kidron where there was a Garden in which he entered with his disciples. Now, Judas also who was betraying him, knew the place for Jesus often had met there with his disciples. Judas then having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

01:31 So Jesus, knowing all these things were coming upon him, went forth and said to them, 'Whom do you seek?' They answered him, 'Jesus the Nazarene.' He said to them, 'I am he' and Judas also who was betraying him, was standing with them. So he asked and said to them, I am he. When Jesus said that, it says they withdrew and fell to the ground." Holy, awesome, powerful. You know, during a wonderful era of early Jewish tradition, uh, long before the copier, you know that we have in the office that shoots off copies like that. Hey, a scribe would make copies of holy scripture by taking his feather pen, his quill and carefully, perfectly hand copying God's word from one scroll to another with perfection. When the scribe would get to the word God or Jehovah or Yahweh, as they would say in that day, he would stop.

02:42 He would pray, he would undress, he would take a bath. He would put on clean clothes. He would get a brand new quill and then go back to his work to write the word God. In contrast, man, look where we've come. We defy God's third commandment by throwing God's name around like it was dirt. When we take his name in vain in our conversations, in our anger or television or in movies and in books, you know, we say, oh my God, or my God or Jesus Christ or God Almighty. You know when we say what we were mad, we're, we're upset or we just kind of want words to fill in the blank or look cool in our day to day conversations, uh, you know what man, you don't need to bathe and change clothes to say God, but Jesus made it clear that God was holy.

03:41 God was awesome. God was placed in a position of reverence, in highest respect. And here's the questions for today. Who is speaking through us when we say, oh my God, or God or my God is a word of trivial, you know, exclamation? And, and what did God mean when he said, thou shalt not take my name in vain? What does a holy God mean the term, holy God, what does that mean? And why is God's holiness so powerful and to be so protected and respected? And then here's, here's the one man. When Jesus said I am he and they fell to the ground, what was he saying when he said, I am he? Here's the lifeline for the day. How can you make this home that you're in a temple of the holy God?

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