Wild About Who?

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Preached at the Sunday Morning service on August 14, 2011 by Pastor Ray Bertolet.
Part of the Miscellaneous series.

Wild Man
I want to give a special welcome to all the parents of the children who have been with us this week for our PandaMania.

The theme this week has been "God is Wild About You." But what does it really mean to have God wild about us?

The definition for wild is: wild adj. wild•er, wild•est

  1. Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed: wild geese; edible wild plants.
  2. Not inhabited or farmed: remote, wild country.
  3. Uncivilized or barbarous; savage.
  4. a. Lacking supervision or restraint: wild children living in the street.
    b. Disorderly; unruly: a wild scene in the school cafeteria.
    c. Characterized by a lack of moral restraint; dissolute or licentious: recalled his wild youth with remorse.

  5. Lacking regular order or arrangment; disarranged: wild locks of long hair.
  6. Full of, marked by, or suggestive of strong, uncontrolled emotion: wild with jealousy; a wild look in his eye; a wild rage.
  7. Extravagant; fantastic: a wild idea.
  8. Furiously disturbed or turbulent; stormy: wild weather.
  9. Risky; imprudent: wild financial schemes.
  10. a. Impatiently eager: wild to get away for the weekend.
    b. Informal Highly enthusiastic: just wild about the new music.

  11. Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded: wild accusations; a wild guess.
  12. Deviating greatly from an intended course; erratic: a wild bullet.
  13. Games Having an equivalence or value determined by the cardholder's choice: playing poker with deuces wild.
    adv. In a wild manner: growing wild; roaming wild.
    n. 1. A natural or undomesticated state: returned the zoo animals to the wild; plants that grow abundantly in the wild.
    2. An uninhabited or uncultivated region. Often used in the plural: the wilds of the northern steppes.
    But how do any of these definition fit our theme of God being wild about us. When we think about this, we need to see that God has this uninhabited love us, He is extravagant when it comes to His care and concern for our lives.

Tags: creation, knowledge, praying, watchfulness, wild

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  1. Sandra Workman says:

    Pastor Ray – Harry and I just listened to your message. Again, very soul searching and thought provoking. I think of the Scripture passage that says “Examine yourself and see if your in the faith”. This is a daily walk – keep on being filled with the Spirit – confessing sin and renewing right fellowship with the Lord. Good exhortation! Blessings, H&S

  2. Donna Coverdale says:

    God wants us to Himself, with no idols before Him. This message helps us to realize how easy it is to become distracted from the things of the Lord in our daily lives.

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