The Holiness of God, Part 5 ~ How People Responded in the New Testament

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The Holiness of God, Part 5 ~ How People Responded in the New Testament

  1. 1. The Holiness of GodThe Holiness of God Part 5Part 5 How People Responded ToHow People Responded To The Holiness Of God In TheThe Holiness Of God In The New TestamentNew Testament
  2. 2. Luke 5:1-11Luke 5:1-11 – One day as– One day as Jesus was preaching on theJesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee,shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in ongreat crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word ofhim to listen to the word of God.God. 22 He noticed two emptyHe noticed two empty boats at the water’boats at the water’s edge, fors edge, for the fishermen had left themthe fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.and were washing their nets.
  3. 3. 33 Stepping into one of theStepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon, itsboats, Jesus asked Simon, its owner, to push it out into theowner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boatwater. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds fromand taught the crowds from there.there.44 When he had finishedWhen he had finished speaking, he said to Simon,speaking, he said to Simon,
  4. 4. ““Now go out where it isNow go out where it is deeper and let down yourdeeper and let down your nets, and you will catchnets, and you will catch many fish.”many fish.” 55 “Master,”“Master,” Simon replied, “we workedSimon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’thard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you saycatch a thing. But if you say so, we’ll try again.”so, we’ll try again.”
  5. 5. 66 And this time their netsAnd this time their nets were so full they began towere so full they began to tear!tear! 77 A shout for helpA shout for help brought their partners in thebrought their partners in the other boat, and soon bothother boat, and soon both boats were filled with fishboats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.and on the verge of sinking.
  6. 6. 88 When Simon Peter realizedWhen Simon Peter realized what had happened,what had happened, he fell tohe fell to his knees before Jesus andhis knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leavesaid, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinnerme—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.”to be around you.” 99 For heFor he was awestruck by the size ofwas awestruck by the size of their catch, as were thetheir catch, as were the others with him.others with him.
  7. 7. 1010 His partners, James andHis partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee,John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed. Jesuswere also amazed. Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t bereplied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’llafraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!”be fishing for people!” 1111 AndAnd as soon as they landed,as soon as they landed, theythey left everything and followedleft everything and followed Jesus.Jesus. NLTNLT
  8. 8. Peter’Peter’s Responses Response DepartDepart from me,from me, for I am a sinful man,for I am a sinful man, O Lord!O Lord!
  9. 9. I believe most ChristiansI believe most Christians engage life by themselves.engage life by themselves. They don’They don’t even think aboutt even think about asking God to assist them inasking God to assist them in the common things of life.the common things of life.
  10. 10. Mark 4:35-41Mark 4:35-41 – As evening– As evening came, Jesus said to hiscame, Jesus said to his disciples,disciples, “Let’s cross to the“Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.”other side of the lake.” 3636 HeHe was already in the boat, sowas already in the boat, so they started out, leaving thethey started out, leaving the crowds behind (althoughcrowds behind (although other boats followed).other boats followed).
  11. 11. 3737 But soon a fierce stormBut soon a fierce storm arose. High waves began toarose. High waves began to break into the boat until itbreak into the boat until it was nearly full of water.was nearly full of water. 3838 Jesus was sleeping at theJesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with hisback of the boat with his head on a cushion.head on a cushion.
  12. 12. Frantically they woke himFrantically they woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’tup, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you even care that we areyou even care that we are going to drown?”going to drown?” 3939 When heWhen he woke up, he rebuked thewoke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the water,wind and said to the water, “Quiet down!” Suddenly the“Quiet down!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there waswind stopped, and there was a great calm.a great calm.
  13. 13. 4040 And he asked them,And he asked them, “Why“Why are you so afraid?are you so afraid? Do youDo you still not havestill not have faith in me?”faith in me?” 4141 And they were filled withAnd they were filled with awe and said amongawe and said among themselves, “Who is thisthemselves, “Who is this man, that even the wind andman, that even the wind and waves obey him?”waves obey him?” NLTNLT
  14. 14. DisciplesDisciples’’ ResponseResponse Filled with AweFilled with Awe
  15. 15. HumanityHumanity is in bondage tois in bondage to thinking they canthinking they can control life.control life.  
  16. 16. Stared at the stormStared at the storm Closed their eyesClosed their eyes LookedLooked at Jesusat Jesus
  17. 17. Matthew 17:1-7Matthew 17:1-7 – Six days– Six days later Jesus took Peter and thelater Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, James andtwo brothers, James and John, and led them up a highJohn, and led them up a high mountain.mountain. 22 As the menAs the men watched, Jesus’watched, Jesus’ appearanceappearance changed so that his face shonechanged so that his face shone like the sun, and his clothinglike the sun, and his clothing became dazzling white.became dazzling white.
  18. 18. 33 Suddenly, Moses and ElijahSuddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared and began talkingappeared and began talking with Jesus.with Jesus. 44 Peter blurted out,Peter blurted out, “Lord, this is wonderful! If“Lord, this is wonderful! If you want me to, I’ll makeyou want me to, I’ll make three shrines, one for you, onethree shrines, one for you, one for Moses, and one forfor Moses, and one for Elijah.”Elijah.”
  19. 19. 55 But even as he said it, aBut even as he said it, a bright cloud came over them,bright cloud came over them, and a voice from the cloudand a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son,said, “This is my beloved Son, and I am fully pleased withand I am fully pleased with him.him. Listen to him.”Listen to him.”
  20. 20. 66 The disciples were terrifiedThe disciples were terrified and fell face down on theand fell face down on the ground.ground. 77 Jesus came over andJesus came over and touched them. “Get up,” hetouched them. “Get up,” he said, “don’t be afraid.”said, “don’t be afraid.” NLTNLT
  21. 21. Core DisciplesCore Disciples’’ ResponseResponse TerrifiedTerrified
  22. 22. Some people believe that theySome people believe that they need to make a commentneed to make a comment about everything. But, ifabout everything. But, if they took their thoughts tothey took their thoughts to God andGod and Listened to HimListened to Him they might talk less andthey might talk less and draw closer to God.draw closer to God.
  23. 23. We are to fear God not with aWe are to fear God not with a servile fear like that of aservile fear like that of a prisoner before his tormentor,prisoner before his tormentor, but as children who do notbut as children who do not wish to displease their belovedwish to displease their beloved Father.Father. Martin LutherMartin Luther
  24. 24. Peter –Peter – AfraidAfraid Disciples –Disciples – Filled with AweFilled with Awe YOU –YOU – How do you respond toHow do you respond to Jesus?Jesus? Core Disciples –Core Disciples – TerrifiedTerrified
  25. 25. ThereThere isis No ReasonNo Reason to be Afraid.to be Afraid.

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