Awestruck, is defined as being utterly astounded or astonished by an event, a circumstance or even by the life or actions of another. And dear people, there is a day in the future for some where they will stand before the throne of Christ gobsmacked, utterly astonished when they in pleading, say, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not do these things in your name?’ after coming to hear a pronouncement from King Jesus they could not fathom or have imagined, and that being, ‘Depart from me, I never knew you.’ But well before this day arrives these same surprised sadly will answere poorly for their eternal state the question, ‘Who exactly Jesus is, and what expectation(s)are placed upon us all who call him, Lord?’. Should they not have considered Christ’s words and inferred expectation found in Luke 6:46? β€œWhy do you call me β€˜Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” Perhaps these astonished, the seemingly numberless gobsmacked before Christ’s throne revealed their fatal error in their very words, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not do these things in your name?’ rather than being able to say, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not do what you expected?’
Well in this sermon taken from Matthew 7:28-29, Pastor Tim Bresnahan brings us to where we begin our understanding of Jesus and how he unlike the teachers and scribes who could only comment on Scripture instead spoke as one having authority in all matters of life, both here and in eternity, astonishing all, leaving his hearers awestruck.