In the fullness of time, God will unite all things in heaven and on earth in Christ, and that will be the most beautiful and perfect thing to behold in eternity! God has ordained this from eternity past, and his plan is perfect. The result of this plan is “everything is beautiful in its […]
â€œCastingâ€ involves trust and adventure, because there is always a risk factor. And there is a promise of reward, because â€œyou will findâ€ your bread again, if you are patient enough to wait for â€œmany days.”
We can only eat bread with joy, drink wine with a merry heart, enjoy the love of our families, and find joy in our labors when we know that all of these earthly pleasures do not come to an end at death.
“In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” ~ Andy Warhol
This Advent season, I’m planning to start a Christmas series one week earlier, on November 18. There will be three sermons on a mini-series, “Christmas in Genesis.”
We see this pattern of worship throughout the Old Testament: the people offer their sacrifices for sin, God sends fire from heaven, and the people worship with joy and reverence.
God’s people are holy not only because of their godliness and righteousness, but also because they are separated and distinguished from unbelievers in their doctrine, worship and life.
Arminians argued for and defended the Rationalistic idea of free will against the great Martin Luther, just as Pelagius did against St. Augustine. Thus this ancient and condemned heresy was revived, and once again was infecting Christ’s Church.
“Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scripturesâ€ (1 Corinthians 15:4-5).
In the first three centuries of Christianity and during the Reformation, believers met for worship to the peril of life and limb. The Puritans of the 17th century walked on the Lord’s Days to their churches through creeks and crags, meadows and mountains, searing heat and freezing cold.