God doesn’t merely predestine our salvation, he also predestines our sanctification and preservation.
In 500 years, you could easily have 5,000,000 descendants. This is a massive amount of power and influence. So protect the purity of your lineage by having children, discipling them, and taking them out of public school.
No one seeks for God. In our sin we all run and hide. However, in God’s mercy he relentlessly seeks the souls of sinners for his glory and our redemption.
The Scripture commands that we show honor to our spiritual leaders. In this clip Pastor Joel uses a quote from the Puritan Thomas Watson to reveal two simple ways that each of us can honor our leaders in the church.
In 2 Kings 18:1-5, Hezekiah became king in Judah. During his rule, he tore down the high places erected to false gods and shattered all the idols. King Josiah did the same thing in 2 Chronicles 34:1-4. And in Acts 19:19, the people of Ephesus “who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all.” …
James 4:14 says, “What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” The inescapable reality that each of us will one day die should not cause us to panic, but to make the most of this life for the glory of God.