God is Doing Amazing Things!

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God is going to do something awesome.
God is going to do something amazing.
God is doing something incredible.
God is doing something awesome.
God is doing something amazing.
God is doing amazing things.
It’s going to be awesome.
Let’s change the world.
God will prosper you.
Fly with the eagles.
Listen to the Spirit.
It’s all about love.
Lives will change.
God is working.
Look to Jesus.
Praise God.
Amen.

Such sensational words are sometimes used in preaching for dramatic emotional effect. Yet, the words themselves must be attached to something or they stir empty praise and emotion.

What has actually been communicated in the above words?

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1 Suzanne January 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

What has actually been communicated in the above words?

..that He hasn’t already done the most amazing thing, ever? And that everything else, even the breaths we take are just a mercy?

Yeah, that.

2 Denise Smith January 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I feel the anointing on this blog, brother. Slap somebody and say, “I feel the anointing”.

3 Nick January 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

You may have covered this — but I read this and thought immediately of Kyle Lake’s last sermon (or at least, the final part of it).

http://www.dankimball.com/vintage_faith/2005/11/kyle_lakes_last.html

4 Mark January 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Suzanne, isn’t it interesting that the amazing part that God has saved sinners and given them new life is often overlooked?

Denise, you understood! 🙂

Nick, I don’t know who Kyle Lake is, but thanks for the link.

5 Nick January 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Mark, Kyle Lake was the pastor of an emergent (seeker-sensitive, etc) church in Waco, TX. He was electrocuted in the baptistry before performing a baptism in front of a crowd of 800 people. Back in 2007, IIRC.

6 Chris @ PrayBuddy.com January 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

It kinda irritates me that pastors try to get you emotional during their sermons. There’s a big difference between letting the Holy Spirit do the convicting and trying to drive conviction into someones heart. I like that the apostle Paul used plan words when he spoke, so that the cross would not lose it’s power. We need to preach and teach Jesus crucified for our sins. God has done something amazing for us! Something that we could never earn! Great post!

7 PrayBuddy January 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

@rajbill santellices – Spam Alert!!

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