Weekly Worship Meditation

December 2016

God Is Not Silent

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,  2  has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; —Hebrews 1:1-3  God is not silent.”  So wrote the late Francis Schaeffer in his landmark book, “He Is There and He Is Not Silent.”  The God of the Bible does not hide Himself from us.  On the contrary, He is a...

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Love and Respect in Marriage

Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. —Ephesians 5:33  It has been pointed out that Paul’s instruction to husbands and wives is particularly suited for each.  Husbands are told to love their wives because wives want and need to feel secure in their husband’s love; and husbands are not naturally very adept at communicating love to their wives.  Wives are told to...

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"Oh Death, Where Is Your Sting?"

So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “death is swallowed up in victory. Oh death, where is your sting? Oh Hades, where is your victory?” —1 Corinthians 15:54-55 Jesus was born as a real human being with flesh and blood.  He lived a sinless life for those He came to save, that He could give us His righteousness.  When He died on the cross, He...

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The God Who Changes Hearts

Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,  20  let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. —James 5:19-20  May we be encouraged by two truths from this passage in James.  First, if we have known the Lord for any length of time, we have seen people come to the Lord, and we’ve seen people fall away from the Lord.  Some of those who...

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