April 7, 2019 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
What does it mean to live a beautiful life? In our passage for this coming Sunday, the Apostle Peter calls all Christians to keep their conduct "honorable" among the unbelieving world. The word translated "honorable" has a broader meaning of "beautiful" or "well ordered." Conduct which is honorable is sound and whole and beautiful. The life of a Christian should be one that is attractive to the disordered world. As we seek to become more and more like our heavenly Father, the beauty of His holiness should begin to shine forth in our lives and draw unbelievers to glorify His name. To live a beautiful life is to live a life that reflects the beauty of God’s character to a dying world. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon 1 Peter 2:11-12, Leviticus 25:23-24, Matthew 26:10, Ephesians 5:25-27, Titus 2:14, James 4:1-10, and Westminster Confession of Faith 16.
This week we will celebrate that sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during our worship service. As we receive the elements of bread and wine, we look in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ. For as we physically receive the signs of the Lord’s body and blood, spiritually we feed upon Him and all His benefits. Our hymns for this week include "All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above," "Man of Sorrows! What a Name," and "Hast Thou Heard Him, Seen Him, Known Him."
If you’re going to be out of town this Sunday, let me encourage you to listen to the sermon online (usually posted by Monday afternoon) or you can download the REPC podcast, which will be delivered to your mobile device.