Each week, we aim to prepare our hearts before the Lord in anticipation of our worship gathering. Therefore, we'll post the Scriptures, Big Idea, Songs, and other reflections that will help us all enter into worship together - with one heart, one voice, and one mind - in full accord (Philippians 2:2). Here are some ways you can prepare your heart...
We were not merely introduced into a temporary suspension of condemnation through Christ. We were introduced into an ongoing persistent love. We were introduced into a world where we are persistently loved despite our malicious selfishness over and over and over. It isn’t magic or correct theology or even Holy Spirit-bred resolve which transforms us. It is this enormous passionate endless persistent affection for us which keeps loving us when we keep failing which transforms us. It is a love which isn’t conditional upon our transformation which transforms us. It is God’s love for us which is poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Through His grace He keeps beaming infinite sacrificial love at us quite apart from the question of how much we deserve it.
Tim Keller is a gifted pastor/author/preacher/speaker etc. Here is a video on the relationship between Faith and Work from his talk at the 2013 Gospel Coalition's Faith at Work Post-Conference in Orlando.
For over two years my wife and I have been talking and dreaming of naming a church "All of Life." After we began to talk about it, we began to notice the phrase popping up all around us. It's always fresh and encouraging when we see it. So, we want you to see it...if you're into that sort of thing? The coming issue of Tabletalk magazine is titled "Doctrine for All of Life."