This message truly addresses what really matters. To me, in the first part of the catechism, for believers to glorify God means to be obedient disciples/followers/imitators of Jesus Christ whilst we are in the land of the living. Ecclesiastes 12:13 puts it succinctly: "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." After the Lord calls us home, we can enjoy Him forever, in Eternity, at the right hand of the father.
Very challenging Sermon for the Christian This sermon gets really to the point as to how we as Christians should be living in the society in which we find ourselves in; as well as pointing us the the fact that we are here to live a God fearing life for His glory and to be a witness to a ungodly world who have no meaning and purpose in their life. We as Christians know why we are here: to love the God who sent his son to die for us and that given this remarkable fact, we should be growing in grace and in the way and paths of holiness.
Powerful Sermon! God the Creator of everything has given we humans the possibility to understand Him through His Word in a limited way is mind-blowing. But the challenge is something that we do in a very limited way, much to our loss. It is tremendously satisfying if we do everything we can to study the Holy Scriptures and catch a glimpse of all God is. It's the biggest reward we can give ourselves.
Great Sermon! This message works to take us to a deeper understanding of God's work in us as children of God. We see that without His work we do not truly desire God and put our all into God, but we still fight with having a need to somehow be active in our own work to make it 100% happen. It's not an easy task to give it all to God.
Clear and Encouraging I commend this to everyone either in the RPCNA or those who wonder about it. What encouragement! We have the Word, we are in the King, we have the Gospel, we have other Christians whom we bless and by whom we *get* blessing, and we point to all things as glorifying God. Yes, by God's grace -- alone! -- we are relevant, beloved by Jesus, and part of the One, Holy, Catholic, (Orthodox) and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. We are built by Him, and the gates of Hell shall fall down before us, in Him.
Thanks for your work on this, Ken, and thanks to the folks at 1st Beaver Falls congregation for putting this on SermonAudio and Reformed Voice.
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