“God is not an idea, he’s overwhelming reality.”

February 10, 2019

Isaiah’s call to ministry teaches us the pattern of true spirituality. Isaiah is overwhelmed by God’s holiness and then met with undeniable grace. After that, he commits his entire life to God’s service. This same process happens not once but regularly for anyone who relates to God. Today we face the same question the nation of Israel faced in the times of Isaiah: will we distance ourselves from the reality of God or acknowledge his reality and embrace his holiness and grace?

Application Questions

  1. Do you underestimate God’s size and holiness in your daily life? What impact does that have on you?
  2. How have you experienced the connection between God’s holiness and his grace? How might you cultivate an understanding of God’s holiness so that you can understand his grace more deeply?
  3. Are there any ways you push away the reality of God in your daily life? How can you cultivate the reality of God’s holiness and grace instead?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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