With the Corona Virus pandemic raging across the earth, the whole of the world is faced with the undeniable TRUTH and REALITY that we are not invincible.. as the Bible says we are like a mist that quickly disappears.
This sermon takes us back to the only source of our SECURITY in both life and death… to acknowledge our frailty and see that God alone is mighty in power and glory… that through Jesus’ selfless gift of His life for ours on the Cross, God the Father has promised to care of us, regardless the circumstances.
- THE DELUSION OF HUMAN GREATNESS
- A SHOCKING REMINDER OF OUR HUMAN FRAILTY
- OUR ONLY COMFORT IN LIFE AND DEATH
Readings reproduced on this page:
The Holy Bible: New International Version. 1996, 1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan
Genesis 11:1–9 (NIV84)
The Tower of Babel
11 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
James 4:13–17 (NIV84)
Boasting About Tomorrow
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.