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Series: Experience His Glory, Living in the Awe of God's Presence
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, were camping one night. And Sherlock Holmes wakes up in the middle of the night and he awakens Watson. And he says, ''Open your eyes, look up, and tell me what you see.'' And Watson says, ''I see stars, millions of stars.'' And Holmes says, ''Well, what does that tell you, Dr. Watson?'' He says, ''Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Homologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meteorically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. And theologically, I see that God is all powerful and we are small and insignificant.'' He said, ''What does seeing the stars tell you?'' And Sherlock Holmes looks at him, and he says, ''It tells me you're an idiot. Someone's stolen our tent!'' (laughter). Sometimes we miss the obvious. We want to be so smart that we miss that which is as plain as the nose on our face.
Now we're starting a new series today entitled, ''Experience His Glory.'' ''Experience His Glory'' is our theme and our focus for this year. The glory of God is the most critical thing in all of Scripture, in all of the universe. That's why God created man. He says in Isaiah 43:7, He said, ''I created you for My glory.'' ''The heavens,'' the Bible says in Psalm 19:1, ''declare the glory of God.'' That is the ultimate goal and end of everything is for the glory of God. God saved you to the praise of the glory of His grace. It's all about the glory of God. Paul said, ''That the sufferings of this present time are not even worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed to us.'' Jesus prayed in His great high priestly prayer that we would behold His glory. Service, as a Christian, is all about the glory of Go ...
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