Superlative Sun 20th Nov 15

I made what may sound like a strange decision some years ago. That was to intentionally and frequently use everyday superlatives in order to both explain the Gospel and express my delight in the Gospel. My rationale was simple, that for some reason Christians seemed to use a select few holy (and otherwise unused words), in order to express the greatness God. The problem was however that these terms didn’t really come out of the believer’s heart, nor did they connect with the hearers mind.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a superlative is ‘expressing the highest or a very high degree of a quality’. Here then are a few superlatives to stir your heart (that I stole off-line)! God’s greatness is “unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3). God as sovereign is “Most High” (Daniel 4:17). God pardons “freely” (Isaiah 55:7). God gives life “to the full” (John 10:10). God’s judgments are “unsearchable” (Romans 8:33). God’s gift of salvation is “indescribable” (2 Corinthians 9:15). Christ’s riches are “boundless” (Ephesians 3:8). God’s love “surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:19). God is able to do “immeasurably more” (Ephesians 3:20). Jesus is exalted to the “highest place,” his name is “above every name” (Philippians 2:9). God’s peace “transcends all understanding” (Philippians 4:7).

These are just a few of the reasons that we should celebrate the greatest news and the most amazing Saviour.