Corporate worship contains four basic movements: Glory, guilt, grace, and gratitude. The wonderful hymn of praise “God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory” beautifully illustrates this. Glory: The radiant beauty of our God is seen in all that He has made, especially the pinnacle of His creation – man. The only fitting response is to worship … Continue reading Four Movements in Corporate Worship
Lord, Strengthen Our Capacity to Trust You
Read and reflect on Paul's description of Abraham in Romans 4:17-21: 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations” —in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18 In hope he … Continue reading Lord, Strengthen Our Capacity to Trust You
Behold THE Face to Meet All Faces
“Because Jesus Christ alone is the Lord of glory, we are to reject the kinds of pretense and discrimination toward other people that depend on a working theory of our own personal superiority. Because of His glory, we are able to relax, without the need to impress other people with our glory. This becomes for … Continue reading Behold THE Face to Meet All Faces
What’s Your Destiny?
Isaiah 40:5 “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” We are all on a quest to find and fulfill our destiny. The soul-searching question of Forrest Gump has challenged every thinking human being: “What’s my destiny, Momma?” When … Continue reading What’s Your Destiny?
Jesus’ Ultimate Desire for You – Part 2
Jesus prays in John 17:24: "Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world." Jesus gives us his reason for why he wants you to be … Continue reading Jesus’ Ultimate Desire for You – Part 2
Reflections on Jesus’ Ultimate Desire for You from John 17:24
Can anything equal the breath-taking tenderness of Jesus’ final request - “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24). - Adapted from William … Continue reading Reflections on Jesus’ Ultimate Desire for You from John 17:24
Longing for Glory
Jesus expresses his longing for us in what is called His high priestly prayer. He prays: “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world." Here's how Peter … Continue reading Longing for Glory
What’s My Destiny, Momma?
All of us are on a quest to find and fulfill our destiny. The soul searching question on the lips of the infamous Forrest Gump has plagued every thinking human being: "What's my destiny, Momma?" When Forrest rescues Lt. Dan from certain death on the battlefield, Dan furiously rages, "I had a destiny. I was … Continue reading What’s My Destiny, Momma?
The True Glory of A Church – J.C. Ryle
Mark 13:1 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” 2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Let us learn from this solemn saying that the true glory of … Continue reading The True Glory of A Church – J.C. Ryle