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Preaching Should Showcase the Awe and Wonder of God

I live way out in the country and I love it. One of the main things I love is that almost every night I take a couple minutes and look at the spectacular view of the stars that I have right in my yard. It’s breathtaking. The other day I was looking up and staring into the Big Dipper and I started thinking about preaching. These stars are from God, everything that is created showcases the awe and wonder of God

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So I got thinking do I relay this in my preaching every time? Do I show the listeners the awe and wonder of what God has done for us every time?

Ask yourself this question. Preaching is a massive task and we must be careful to accidentally downplay the scope and magnitude of our God.

Here are some ways we can showcase the awe and wonder of God every time we preach:

Present the Gospel

There is nothing more awe-inspiring about God than the fact that he sent Jesus to die on the cross and be resurrected for the forgiveness of the sins of anyone who believes and has faith in that sacrifice. So we must present the Gospel every time we preach to showcase the awe and wonder of God. Because honestly things like the starts are awesome but they do not compare to Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross!

Connect the Dots

When preaching, connect the dots of God’s story throughout the Bible. This is a very valuable way to show the awe and wonder of God because you can show how he always has a plan to save humanity and how he has always loved his people.

Share the Amazing Things God Has Done

God has done awesome things in your life, in the life of the congregation, and in life in general. Share these stories in your preaching to illustrate to people God’s awe, wonder, and power. Yes, sure, the stars show God’s awe and wonder but a life being completely turned around is even more tangible.

Present the Life changing Reality of A Life With Christ

Always present the way in which the principle you are preaching on is life-changing. This is so important because God’s awe and wonder is more than the beauty of creation or amazing mysteries it is right in front of us in the form of people’s lives being changed every day through the power of God.

 

When you are preaching always connect with the awe and wonder of God. The awe and wonder of a God who would create an amazing place for his creation, the awe and wonder of a God who would do amazing things in the lives of his followers every day, and the awe and wonder of a God who would send his son to die on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins!

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Written by Joe Hoagland

Joe Hoagland

Joe is a pastor at Gape Grove Church of Christ in Jamestown, Ohio. He is newly married to his awesome wife Jenna and together they have 2 spoiled dogs and a cat.

He loves to lead people to Jesus and preach God's word.

You can often times find Joe hiking, camping, writing, reading, or enjoying technology.

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