Weekly Worship Meditation

December 2018

Yes, the elect must be diligent

Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;  11  for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. —2 Peter 1:10-11 Peter affirmed that salvation is based on God’s election from eternity past, and His call results in the elect trusting in His Son, Jesus Christ.  God’s election and call are not merely...

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Two adages come to mind

Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him. —Acts 28:30-31 After an arduous voyage from Israel to Rome, which included a dramatic storm and shipwreck, Paul arrived in one piece.  He was still a prisoner, but by the kind Providence of God he was allowed to maintain his own household under house...

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Some advice we all need to hear—and heed

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. —2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV Paul’s closing words to the Corinthians in the letter we call 2nd Corinthians has some great advice.  “Rejoice.”  Sure beats being a naysayer, a complainer, or an angry man or woman. “Aim for restoration.”  Also translated “become complete,”...

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