Called and Carried

Paul says that with this meal, we are proclaiming the Lord’s death until he comes. But why His death? Of course the cup/wine (or in our case, the juice) represents the blood He spilled, and the bread represents His body that was broken for us. But why does God want our eating and drinking this meal to proclaim the death of Jesus?

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Nature’s Wonders Follow the Plow

The fallow field is smug, contented, protected from the shock of the plow and the agitation of the harrow. Such a field, as it lies year after year, becomes a familiar landmark to the crow and the blue jay. […] Safe and undisturbed, it sprawls lazily in the sunshine, the picture of sleepy contentment.

But it is paying a terrible price for its tranquility: Never does it see the miracle of growth; never does it feel the motions of mounting life nor see the wonders of bursting seed nor the beauty of ripening grain. Fruit it can never know because it is afraid of the plow and the harrow.

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Precious Providence – Genesis 34

(This sermon is from Christ Fellowship Church in Taylor, Texas on 4/26/15.)

Genesis 34 is not just a teaching on why we should avoid sexual sin. Or why we should leave vengeance to the Lord. This story isn’t pointing us to moralism even though it may certainly communicate moral truths, and I believe it does. However, more than that, this chapter, like every chapter, ultimately points us to Jesus and to His gospel. Which means this chapter calls us to trust God’s precious providence.

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