Here is a brief overview of the final three lessons in our Let’s Get Radical teaching series.
Week #4 Radical Love, Radical Expression
God’s radical love towards us is undeniable. The Psalmist David tells that He daily loads us with benefits. (Psalms 68:19) While it is impossible to count all of his benefits, David begins to list some of the radical things that God has done in telling that God has forgiven all of his sin, healed all of his diseases, ransomed his soul from hell, surrounded him with His loving-kindness and tender mercies, filled his life with good things, and renewed his youth like the eagle’s. (Psalms 103:1-5) Considering the numerous acts of God’s love towards him, it is no wonder that David pushed aside Michal’s rebuke for his radical demonstration of praise. (2 Samuel 6) Radical love demands and brings forth radical expression!
God’s Word tells us that radical praise is a part of our DNA. Psalms 8:2 tells us that even babies have the ability to worship God! This praise is on the inside waiting for an opportunity to be expressed. After all that He has done for us, how can we keep this praise on the inside? How can we be like the nine who continued on their way after receiving Jesus’s awesome healing power? (Luke 17)
While I love to study history, I sure don’t want to live in the olden days. It might be enchanting to read about the days of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but please, please, please keep me living in 2011. I don’t want to go back to the days before air conditioning and electric lights and cars and …. you get the picture! What might have been acceptable at one time in history just isn’t good enough for today.