November 16, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
This Sunday we continue our sermon series on the ordo salutis. The doctrine of the order of salvation is focused on the question, “How is the work of Christ applied to the life of believers?” Christ has accomplished salvation through His life, death, and resurrection, but how do the benefits of what He has accomplished come to affect our lives?
This week we come to the specific doctrine of the perseverance of the saints. This Biblical principle teaches us that all who have been united to Christ through faith will persevere in that faith unto the end. There is a continuous work of the Holy Spirit within those who have been born again such that they will never lose their salvation. Or, as Mike Milton simply states, “What God starts, God completes.” To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon Philippians 2:5-13, Ezekiel 11:17-21, Matthew 10:21-22, John 10:28, Romans 8:29-39, and Westminster Confession of Faith 17.
As we gather to worship our loving Father this Lord’s day, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “Surely God Is in This Place,” the Acclamation of Praise “And Can It Be That I Should Gain,” and the Hymn of Response “I Know Whom I Have Believed.” 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!
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