Weekly Roundup – February 2

Heavenly Stepping-Stones

“I often remind my congregation during Sunday morning worship that we have collectively taken one step closer to heaven since the last time we met. Like stepping-stones, our weekly Lord’s Day gatherings point toward the great day of the Lord that awaits us. Worship is a time to gaze ahead in wonder and awe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return, for “he comes to judge the earth” (Ps. 96:13). As such, God’s people should not only prepare to go to church, but they should see the worship assembly itself as preparation for that great day…..”

What It Means To Invest In Eternity

“We know our good works in this life are not the grounds for our salvation. We could never obey our Lord enough to justify ourselves. Indeed, our bedrock is grace: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Eternity in heaven is a free gift, while our good works on earth are a confirmationof that gift. We desire to serve and please our Lord when we are inwardly changed. And the works we do in this lifetime will be rewarded accordingly in the next…..”

Giving Glory To The Immutable God

“Giving glory to God is our chief of duties as the answer to the first question in the catechism states: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” Yet we need to be clear what giving glory to God really is. More precisely, we should realize what giving glory to God is not…..”

David Brainerd 1718-1747

“One of Brainerd’s biographers, Vance Christie, states that, ‘On the whole, his radicalism was of a type worthy of emulation.’ Therefore, to mark 300 years since his birth, I thought about how I, as a Christian in my twenties, could imitate or even emulate Brainerd’s so-called ‘radicalism’ (1 Corinthians 1:11). Instead of giving a detailed biography, I have produced three short vignettes which may help us…..”


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