Monday, August 13, 2018

180813FW Romans 13:1-4 - Submitting to God's Authority

Family Worship teaching time, following up upon Romans 13:1-4 from the sermon in corporate worship, Lord's Day morning. Because God is the ultimate authority in our home, in the church, and in the society, we are to submit and obey in doing good in each of these spheres. For, God is always doing us good now, and at the day of judgment, He will punish those found outside of Christ, and reward all good that was done in Christ.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

God Saved Us to Make Us Happy

I just saw a meme on Facebook, "God did not save us to make us happy, but to make us holy."

What a terrible statement! He did, in fact, save us to make us happy, with a happiness that is greater than the unbeliever can desire or the believer can imagine--a happiness that requires holiness.

One of the strongest motivations in the pursuit of holiness is the certainty that God has determined to make me perfectly happy in Himself.

Monday, July 2, 2018

180702FW Hebrews 13:5 - God Himself Exemplifies and Empowers Christian Love

Family Worship teaching time from Hebrews 13:5, following up upon the morning sermon from the Lord's Day. If we are to love God in the Heb 12:28-29 way, and love others in the Heb 13:1-4 way, then we cannot have hearts full of the love of stuff. God exemplifies Christian love by giving Himself for us (Jn 3:16, 1Jn 3:16, 1Jn 4:10) as we are to give ourselves for others. God empowers Christian love by giving us a possession that dwarfs everything else we could possibly have: Himself.