July 28, 2019 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
EXILES IN A FOREIGN LAND
1 Peter Sermon Series
Westminster Shorter Catechism #1 asks, "What is the chief end of man?" The answer: "Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever." In our passage for this Sunday the Apostle Peter calls upon all Christians to do just that, to glorify God. He explains that in all things we must bring glory to God through our weakness and Christ’s power. So often we believe that we will bring glory to God and power to the kingdom through our strengths. But Peter says that we bring glory to God when we offer up our weakness and trust in the power of Christ. This is our chief end, not to display our power and ability, but rather through our weakness to display the love, power, and glory of God. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon 1 Peter 4:11, Matthew 5:1-16; 11:25-30, 1 Corinthians 1:20-31, 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, and Westminster Shorter Catechism #1.
As we gather to worship the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit this Lord’s day, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise "O Worship the King," the Acclamation of Praise "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," and the Hymn of Response "How Great Thou Art." Let us come to worship this Sunday prepared to hear God’s Word, to receive it in faith, to love and treasure it in our hearts, and to practice it in our lives that we may continue to glorify and enjoy 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.
Text: 1 Peter 4:11b
Title: The God-Glorifying Power of Weakness
1. Every Christian must pursue personal weakness.
2. Every Christian must trust Christ's power.
3. Every Christian must worship God's glory.