Series: Living For Jesus:
Normal Christianity in an Abnormal World

Title: God’s Eternal Wisdom

Scripture: 1st Corinthians 2:1-9 (Read)

Call To Worship

Songs We’ll Be Singing Together

*Songs with an asterisk will be sung in both the 9am and 10:45am services

Hymns (10:45)

6pm Concert

Cairn University Chorale

Come join us for an evening of music provided by the talented students of Cairn University and conductor Dr. Steven McCollum.

Call to Worship: Devotional (By Pastor Dan)

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:6-9 (NASB)

God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways. This should be a great comfort for us, especially when it comes to justice. Our idea of justice rightly demands that the wicked atone for the evil that they commit. If we had our way, all evil would be destroyed right here, right now. What we fail to realize is that if we were able to enact that purge then our neighbors, our friends, our families, and even ourselves would not survive. Thank God that He does not follow our ways. Instead He offers an invitation to the wicked. He says “Seek me while I am near!” or as Jesus says “Repent! For the kingdom of God is at hand”. In His love, God bides His time so that we may enter into a relationship with Him through His son Jesus. We would punish the wicked, but God, in His perfect wisdom, justice, and love, chose to take our punishment upon Himself at the cross. The plans of God may seem like foolishness to the world but all worldly wisdom crumbles before our great God and His works.

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