Drinking Deeply

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 3:44 PM

Local church

I've been thinking a lot about the local church. ("free" will come late Lord willing, aka, if He wills that I not be lazy)

An excerpt from my journal:
I always wonder what it would be like to be at John Piper's church, or John Macarthur's church, or C.J. Mahaney's, or 's church. But I've also realized for a large part that I do have a church, a body of believers who are dedicated to the glory of God, the edification of saints, and pastors who faithfully preach the Word, who rightly divide the Word of truth, who preach the Gospel. What else could I ask for? Praise the Lord.
Here's to the local church, and to the God of all heavens and all power. Praise be to His name!

Psalm 136:

1Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
2Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
3Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever;

4to him who alone does great wonders,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
5to him who by understanding made the heavens,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
6to him who spread out the earth above the waters,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
7to him who made the great lights,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
8the sun to rule over the day,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
9the moon and stars to rule over the night,
for his steadfast love endures forever;

10to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
11and brought Israel out from among them,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
12with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
13to him who divided the Red Sea in two,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
14and made Israel pass through the midst of it,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
15but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
16to him who led his people through the wilderness,
for his steadfast love endures forever;

17to him who struck down great kings,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
18and killed mighty kings,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
19Sihon, king of the Amorites,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
20and Og, king of Bashan,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
21and gave their land as a heritage,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
22a heritage to Israel his servant,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

23It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
24and rescued us from our foes,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
25he who gives food to all flesh,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

26Give thanks to the God of heaven,
for his steadfast love endures forever.


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Blogger paul said...

If you're interested in true Biblical sermons in which the gospel is preached, then I would recommend taking a listen to these by Marc Carpenter:

http://www.outsidethecamp.org/audiosermons.htm  

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Blogger Jessica said...

thanks for your post.

- jess  

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