Sunday Sermon Recap
Sunday Sermon Recap: Finding God's Grace When We Fail
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When we fail, God uses these times in our lives to reveal more of who He is – starting with His name.
Point 1: Knowing the Name of the Lord
The children of Israel, failing to keep the covenant with the Lord by worshipping the golden calf, falter in the faith. They have no one to blame but themselves. The remedy for such failure is God’s Good News.
Moses, who responded to their sin by breaking the stone tablets (symbolizing the broken covenant), meets with God alone on Mt. Sinai with two fresh stone tablets in hand.
God approaches Moses, proclaiming His name to him. The Lord wants Moses and the Israelites to know who He is. His name is meant to lead us to repentance.
- Slow to anger,
- Abounding in steadfast love,
- The forgiver of iniquity, transgression, and sin, and
- Not to clear the guilty.
Two erroneous responses are
- believing we are too far gone, and
- taking His forgiveness for granted.
Three realities for us to ponder about Jesus are
- His death,
- His resurrection, and
- His on-going reign.
We are to ponder Christ’s success as we repent from our failures. According to John Newton, “You would be astonished at the comparison.”
Even if we are faithless, He remains faithful. (2 Timothy 2:13)