Weekly Worship Meditation

April 2015

Wrestling or Resting?

April 12, 2015 For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. —Psalm 38:4 For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God. —Psalm 38:15  Are we to “wrestle with sin,” or “rest in God’s grace”?  Yes to both.  But that isn’t easy.  There is a tension between these two positions. Wrestling with sin is evidence that one is saved since the Holy Spirit convicts...

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The Resurrection Had to Happen

April 5, 2015 — Easter Sunday “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” — Luke 24:7  When the women came to Jesus’ tomb early Sunday morning, intending to anoint His body, Jesus was not there!  Instead, two angels asked them why they were seeking the living among the dead.  The angels seemed surprised that the women would think Jesus was still dead, after all,...

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God's power, sufficiency, and purpose

March 29, 2015 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. — 2 Corinthians 9:8 God has all power, by His grace, toward His people.  What a comfort to be reminded that there isn’t anything God cannot do because of a lack of power or ability.  And that power is graciously directed to, for, and through His people (those who trust in and follow Jesus...

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It is about Christ, not His servants

March 22, 2015 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. — 2 Corinthians 4:7 Earthen vessels, or simple clay pots, are nothing special.  But what if something priceless is put into one?  According to Paul’s logic, the pot is still a clay pot—nothing special.  In fact the contrast between the simple clay pot and the costly contents draws our attention to ask the question, “Why...

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