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God Is in a Good Mood (3 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Psalm 2:1-6; Hebrews 1:5-9; John 17:6-19
How many of you can remember a day when your parent, teacher, boss, or coach was in a bad mood? A mood is the emotional tone that a person's words, thoughts, and actions are expressed in. A person's mood is a very important factor! Someone in a good mood sees the glass half full; they have the ability to see the ''up'' side of everything and make everyone around them feel better about life. But someone in a bad mood can make you feel like a failure even on your best day.
What kind of mood do you think God is in? This week, we are going to look at God's mood and His attitude toward us
Main Scriptures: Psalm 2:1-6; Hebrews 1:5-9; John 17:6-19
EQUIP: God is in a good mood.
Teaching Point 1: God is in a good mood on purpose.
God's mood is not determined by external things; He is in control of His mood.
When an authority figure in your life is in a bad mood, it can ruin your day. Depending on the role that person has in your life, their bad mood can make you angry or afraid, defensive or cautious. Some people see God as an authority figure in a bad mood - but that isn't the truth about our Father in Heaven.
Take a look at how God responds to the plots of His enemies. PSALM 2 talks about nations, kings, and rulers who are conspiring against God and His people (PSALM 2:1-3). It sounds alarming - but God is not alarmed at all. He laughs at His enemies (PSALM 2:4).
God's mood is not determined by external things - He is in control of His mood.
It is true that anger, hatred, brokenness, and pain grieve God's heart, but these things do not have power to change God's mood. He is a good Father who loves you, and that never changes.
Many people mistakenly think God is angry, irritable, and vengeful or waiting to punish them. Some people have been taught that mistakes, bad decisions, or sin make God angry at us, bu ...
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