Sermon by Kenny Foster, Senior Pastor, from Psalm 8 & 2 Corinthians 13:11-13.
This Sunday is Trinity Sunday and our Scripture readings coincide with our church’s own Next Gen Sunday recognition. We are focused on the next generation of children that the Lord has placed under our care. And our Scripture passages call our attention to what God has ordained or “established…out of the mouths of babies and infants.” This sermon’s focus is the end for which God’s majesty is in all of creation. In our Scripture readings we discover a transcendent beauty that is majestic, awe-inspiring, and transforming. But through the Fall, we have lost the ability to see the transcendent beauty. Our humanity has lost its sense of awe and thereby its purpose. We cannot answer the question of Psalm 8:4, “What is man that you care for him?” However, by God’s grace, the Christian is called to see the beauty and witness the majesty that is in all the earth and to participate in its restoration. For this to happen we must see in the text of scripture the established truth that gives way to an examination of wonder for an esteem that is given because of the end God has for his children.
The beauty is unveiled in the gospel of Christ, where he brings it all together for us. The majestic glory that is set above the heavens are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The exhortation of 2 Corinthians 13 to “aim for restoration…so that the God of love and peace will be with you”, is accomplished through Christ, who is our peace. This is the calling of our generation and the “Next Gen” of the redeemed.