Indescribable: Significant Insignificance 28 Aug 16

How big is God? If the natural world shouts of His intelligence, the expanse of the Universe declares His greatness and glory. God is big, yet He pays special attention to us.

This message was a video message originally preached by Louie Giglio in 2003. The original video as shown at Generations is no longer available for purchase, nor can it be reproduced here due to copyrights. We invite you to download a similar message by Louie Giglio on iTunes or to by ordering a DVD.

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TEXT: Psalm 19:1-6; Psalm 8:3-9; Philippians 2:5-11; Isaiah 40

  1. When have you had the chance to observe the night sky and its starry host?  What emotions did you feel?
  2. Read Psalm 19:1-6.  What does the universe communicate to us about God?
  3. Why do we tend to lose perspective on how big God is?  How does this impact how we approach life?
  4. How can you remind yourself how big God is?  What difference would it make in your life if you carried around the proper perspective of God’s bigness?
  5. Read Psalm 8:3-4.  What does the universe communicate to us about ourselves?
  6. Why do we tend to think of ourselves as bigger than we really are?  When have you been reminded of your smallness?
  7. Read Psalm 8:3-9 and Philippians 2:5-11.  What is the source of our significance?
  8. Go to the website:  http://www.bigskyastroclub.org/pale_blue_dot.html.  View the pale blue dot and read Dr. Sagan’s quote.  How can you conduct yourself with humility this week and honor the one who did come to “save us from ourselves”?

 

TO DO:  Get away from the lights of the city and observe the stars at night.  As you do, reflect upon Psalm8, Psalm 19 and Isaiah 40.   Join in with the universe and worship God.

Read Isaiah 40:26:  Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:  Who created all these?  He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name.  Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

 

Daily Bible Readings for the week of 08/28/2016:

Day 1: Matthew 18:10-14

Day 2: Genesis 1:26-31

Day 3: Hebrews 10:26-39

Day 4: Isaiah 40:22

Day 5: Job 38:4-11

Day 6: Mark 4:1-12

Day 7: Luke 8:4-15

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