Ordinary People—Extraordinary God

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December 21, 2008

Luke 1:26-38

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The Bible is filled with stories of very ordinary and human people who are used powerfully by God to carry out His purposes here on planet earth! People like: Moses, who couldn’t speak well, to be His mouth-piece to Pharaoh.; Gideon, who had trust problems, to lead the country in battle.; Elijah, who got massively depressed, to convict the leadership of sin.; David, who acted on lust in his heart, to be the greatest King in the Old Testament.; Hosea, who had a rocky marriage, to be a prophet.; Peter, who was impetuous and couldn’t keep a promise, to be a “pillar” in the Church.; Paul, who hated Christians and hadn’t made friends of them at all, to be the most powerful and persuasive missionary leader the first century Church ever knew. ;Mary and Joseph—who lived in an ordinary town and were everyday people—to participate in His redemptive plan for humankind.

Once you understand that God chooses to use ordinary people and that His redemptive Kingdom is still just as much alive as it was 2000 years ago, you can’t help but realize that God might want to use you as well!

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