Original Posting At https://johntbryant.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/sermon-preview-gods-call/
Have you ever started a task and thought “This is too big for me?” Or had someone approach you about doing something and you said “I’m not the one for this?”
This Sunday we’re talking about God’s call to us. Ministry isn’t only for pastors or preachers; it’s for everyone! But how do we get prepared? That’s what Isaiah will help us explore.
Isaiah 6:1-8 (CEB)
6 In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord sitting on a high and exalted throne, the edges of his robe filling the temple. 2 Winged creatures were stationed around him. Each had six wings: with two they veiled their faces, with two their feet, and with two they flew about.3 They shouted to each other, saying:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of heavenly forces!
All the earth is filled with God’s glory!”
4 The doorframe shook at the sound of their shouting, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 I said, “Mourn for me; I’m ruined! I’m a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips. Yet I’ve seen the king, the Lord of heavenly forces!”
6 Then one of the winged creatures flew to me, holding a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7 He touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips. Your guilt has departed, and your sin is removed.”
8 Then I heard the Lord’s voice saying, “Whom should I send, and who will go for us?”
I said, “I’m here; send me.”
What is a sermon preview?
Sermon previews are released on Thursdays. They offer a glimpse of what we’re talking about on Sunday morning. They are updated on Mondays with study and discussion questions. I post these for two reasons. First, I hope they help you connect the sermon with your week. Second, you can share these with friends so they know what we’re exploring on Sunday.