Encouragement From The Word

How great is our God!

Spend a few moments reading, and re-reading, Psalm 29 (NLT).  Then, use it as a jumping-off-point for prayer as you consider the characteristics of God that it gives us.  How great is our God!

Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings;
    honor the Lord for his glory and strength.
Honor the Lord for the glory of his name.
    Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.
    The God of glory thunders.
    The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars;
    the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf;
    he makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with bolts of lightning.
The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks
    and strips the forests bare.
In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”

The Lord rules over the floodwaters.
    The Lord reigns as king forever.
The Lord gives his people strength.
    The Lord blesses them with peace.

Biblical Messages

Glory! (What’s that?)

We toss words around a lot without knowing their meanings, and that happens especially when we sing Christmas songs.  In this message, I explore the meaning of the word “Glory”, and how it can apply to our lives as followers of Jesus.  Listen, or watch, below.  Merry Christmas.

 

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Biblical Messages

FLYING SOLA: Soli Deo Gloria

What does it mean to give glory to God?  Or do followers of Jesus even realize that they ARE the glory of God?  God’s people are the glory of God, and flying sola headerthey are called to give glory to God!  As the Westminster Shorter Catechism says, our chief end, our aim in life, is “to glorify God and enjoy him forever.”  Based on 2 Corinthians 3.7-18, you can listen to the message by clicking here.

In case you’re interested, here are the slides that went with the message.