Good morning, Church, and welcome! This week our message comes from one of John’s pre-recorded “infill sermons” that are from past sermons he has given. Diverging from our ten commandments series this week, today John is talking about the evidence of God in the human knee. Every once in a while I look at my phone or my laptop and I think to myself “wow, the amount of thought and genius that has gone into the creation of this device is astounding,” and this astonishment is only a fraction of what is due when talking about something as intricate and marvellous as the human knee, a thing most of us take for granted every day. As we look deeply at God’s creation today, I pray that we would come to know and love God more through our seeking.
Voice of God – Dante Bowe
You’re Beautiful – Phil Wickham
How many times have you stood up from a chair without thinking about the incredible and technical intricacies of the biomechanics that are enabling such actions? Every walk in the park – or to our cars in the driveway, every furrow of the brow and every darting of the eye, all of these are magnificently facilitated by science that we are constantly learning more about. Matthew 6:25-34 discusses the reasons that we have to take heart and not worry about the future, but the element that always resonates with me the most is the acknowledgement of the intricacy of something even as simple as a blade of grass. There were no shortcuts when God was designing the world – no effort was spared, no element was under designed; “God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).
Open the Eyes of my Heart Lord – AbbaPraise / Michael W. Smith
Be Thou My Vision – Audrey Assad
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is light with you. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:1-14, ESV).
Thank you for joining us today! If you haven’t listened to this week’s sermon yet, it is posted on both our YouTube channel and our website, or you can find the link on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you prefer to listen to worship music in a playlist format, we’ve got you covered there too! All of these songs are also available on our Spotify playlist so that you can worship as you go about your week. Our playlist is updated every week so that the songs for the most recent message will be right at the top of the queue. Thanks, and God bless!