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September 21, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day Understanding Christ and our salvation is an anchor for our soul in daily worship and faithfulness to the Lord.Through Jesus Christin unmerited favor to you and to me, God calls us, justifies us, and sanctifies us. Through His Sonaccording to His good pleasure, God will perfect us and glorify us. These blessings of salvation are rooted in the ...

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September 9, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day This week we conclude our sermon series on the book of Numbers. As we come to the final chapters of the book, we might anticipate a climactic ending in which the people of Israel triumphantly cross the Jordan River into the land of Canaan. Instead, the book concludes with two chapters outlining civil and inheritance laws. Perhaps it is more fi...

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Preparing for the Lord's Day - September 7, 2018

Preparing for the Lord's Day Without a record of what the Lord has done, we can become discouraged and ungrateful. The great Baptist minister, Charles Spurgeon, once wrote, "I have sometimes said, when I have become the prey of doubting thoughts, 'Well, now, I dare not doubt whether there be a God, for I can look back in my diary, and say, On such a day, in the depths of ...

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Preparing for the Lord's Day - August 31, 2018

Preparing for the Lord's Day In 144 AD Marcion of Sinope declared to his followers that the God of the Old Testament was not the same as the God of the New Testament. He rejected the Hebrew Bible and taught that the God portrayed in these books was wrathful and harsh. On the other hand, he taught that the God of the New Testament is a God of love and forgiveness. As a res...

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August 24, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day To testify under oath in a court of law, you are first called to raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Lying under oath subjects you to criminal penalty for perjury. If oaths to tell the truth were not upheld, the result would be injustice, corruption and chaos. But there is security in...

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August 17, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day I think that most of us have experienced it in some form or another. You go on a retreat or attend a conference and reach a spiritual high. You feel a communion with the Lord in a special way and dedicate yourself to pursuing His ways in your life. "I will give my life to missions!" "I will share the gospel with every waitress I ever meet!" "I...

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August 11, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord’s Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day Psalm 23 may be one of the most well-known passages of Scripture. The image of a shepherd pasturing his flock with care and attention resonates with us all. Therefore, it is not surprising that the image of the shepherd is a common illustration used to describe the Lord's relationship to His people. "The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want" (...

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August 3, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day For the last several weeks we have been viewing Israel from the mountain tops with Balaam. While Balak sought to have them cursed, the Lord led Balaam to bless Israel. In these blessings we saw that the Lord will not revoke his covenant promises to His people. We saw that the people of Israel will valiantly conquer the surrounding nations. We ...

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July 27, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day Westminster Shorter Catechism # 26 asks, "How doth Christ execute the office of a king?" The answer: "Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies." This week we will explore what it means to follow Christ as King. The world is filled wit...

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July 13, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day Change is a concept that is hard to explain but impossible to avoid. From the earliest time of Greek philosophy, the problem of change challenged the world's greatest minds. Some thinkers went as far as to say the change is just an illusion and that everything is actually static. On the other side, there were those who claimed that everything ...

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