NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP ONLINE ON SUNDAY, December 9, 2018 IN THE 10:30 AM SERVICE (Snow Day). FOR VIDEO OF THIS SERVICE, GO TO FACEBOOK TO GREG SLOOP’S PAGE AND SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO ARCHIVE.
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Job 37:5–13 (NKJV)
5 God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.
6 For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.
7 He seals the hand of every man, that all men may know His work.
8 The beasts go into dens, and remain in their lairs.
- God controls the weather
- God causes the season cycles to occur, and equips the animals and plants to respond accordingly
- God sends messages to man to establish His Lordship!
9 From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds of the north.
10 By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen.
11 Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; He scatters His bright clouds.
12 And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, that they may do whatever He commands them on the face of the whole earth.
13 He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for His land, or for mercy.
- God brings the wind, and the whirlwind, sometimes to get our attention.
- God even brings the ice!
- He steers the wind and the storms for correction, for the good of the land, or by His mercy.
- We should trust God completely. He holds the earth in His hands
Isaiah 1:18–20 (NKJV)
18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
- There is one thing that God holds in His hands that is so precious: Salvation!
- He offers it to us as a gift. A gift that began in a manger in Bethlehem and continued down the dusty roads of Galilee, and came into Jerusalem on a colt, only to be crucified and buried. Then He rose again and came forth in power with the keys to death and hell in His hand.
- That gift was Jesus. Isaiah saw down through the years that salvation would come, and that sins, red and obvious, could be made white as snow.
- It is interesting how the image of sin was the color red. Jesus shed His red blood to wash away the sins of the world, and make us pure and holy, white before the Lord.
- Today, let us rejoice over the Christ Child.
- Let us thank God for salvation.
- Let us reason together. Whatever sins you may have committed that are still lingering in your heart, know that they can be washed white today.