December 5 2021

When God Shows Up Unexpectedly

Speaker: Bill Allison

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” 4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. 5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:1-8 (NIV)

  1. WOW
  2. WOE
  3. WHA?
  4. WHEE!

The Disciple Maker’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving me a disciple-making way of life in Christ Jesus. As I go through every part of this day, help me to love you and love the people who cross my path – starting with my family. Don’t let me miss the adventures you are sending my way to live and speak the Good News about Jesus today. Draw my heart to you and to specific people you want me to pull close to Jesus – like disciple-making friendships. By your Word and Spirit, transform me into a follower of Jesus who loves you, loves people, and makes disciples – who make more disciples, ad infinitum. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Mark 3:13-14, 12:30-31; Matthew 28:18-20; John 17:20; Acts 1:8;  1 Corinthians 4:16-17)