Last time on Triumphal Feast we joined the Apostle Paul in his doxology about God's joyful will in salvation by grace. Today's message explores how it is that we can know that we as individuals are part of God's elect family.
This edition of Triumphal Feast concludes the message "Adoring God." In this sermon, we find that the doctrines of grace (predestination, election, etc.) are the basis for our praise to God. God had pleasure in exhibiting His love toward us in these doctrines. Therefore, it should be our good pleasure to praise Him for it!
This weeks edition of Triumphal Feast continues in Ephesians chapter 1 where the Apostle Paul writes a doxology about the grace of God. Contrary to the contemporary praise songs sung in so many churches today, the Apostle doesn't just say "God is blessed" and repeat that chorus multiple times. Paul says that God is blessed, and then he gives reasons why! The doctrines of election, predestination, justification, etc. are given as the basis for singing praise to God for His sovereign grace.
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 1st Timothy 1:5-7 The command to … Continue reading The End of the Commandment
Church should be more than a concert and a feel-good message with catchy phrases about grace.
Paul chose the lowest term on the scale of servitude to describe his role as an apostle of Jesus Christ. A Servant
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: to whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by … Continue reading Wait on the Lord