HOW DID WE PARTICIPATE IN GOD’S MISSION THIS WEEK?

WHAT DID GOD SAY IN HIS WORD?

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” 4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Recall from Sunday:

When we experience the glory of God (6:1-4), we fall down in repentance and worship (6:5-7), and we rise to serve and participate in God’s mission with him (6:8).

Reflect:

Does it make God self-centered to care about his glory? Why or why not?

WHAT DID GOD SAY TO ME THROUGH HIS WORD?

God’s glory is more than his fame or impressiveness, but encompasses all that he is. Try compiling a list of God’s attributes by brainstorming together (i.e. all-powerful, perfectly loving, etc.). Now who are you in comparison to God (i.e. if he is creator then I am a creature; if he is all-knowing, then I only know very little). How do these realities impact your relationship with God?

God cannot and does not share his glory with anyone. How has God defended his glory? How does Jesus’s sacrifice defend God’s glory?

Is your life oriented towards increasing your own glory or God’s? What evidence do you have? What would be different about how you act in your workplace, your marriage, your friendships, if God’s glory was your primary concern?

WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT?

When Isaiah experienced the depth of God’s glory, he responded with repentance and eagerness to go on God’s mission. Brainstorm together about how you could get a deeper sense of God’s glory. Make a plan to take a new step in your encounter with God.