Who is Sunday morning mainly about? Here’s a hint: not us! I hope this piece I wrote for Desiring God will help to focus us even more on God in our Sunday morning worship.
In our day, the Bible’s teachings on gender, sexuality, and marriage have frequently been called into question and, very often, rejected. I’m thankful for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s new Nashville Statement, which speaks biblically, truthfully, clearly, lovingly, and winsomely about these issues. I’ve signed the Nashville Statement. It is important and valuable for the Church to communicate the Bible’s teaching on these matters as an act of faithful witness to our sovereign, loving Creator and Redeemer God.
We’re hearing lots about Houston these days, and you may wonder how — as a follower of Jesus living in Massachusetts or New Hampshire – you can help the millions who are suffering.
One of the most helpful things I’ve seen on the Houston crisis is by J.A. Medders, a Houston pastor, who wrote a short piece called ‘From the Flooded Grounds of Houston’ for the Gospel Coalition. Medders suggests that we can Pray, Give, and Serve. Check out his article. If you’d like to give, stay tuned. PCF will soon be providing a way for you to donate, and we’ll partner with a Houston church to ensure that your donations are meeting people’s needs in the name of Christ.
One of the great privileges of my life is to have been called by God to serve the people of Pepperell Christian Fellowship in the small town of Pepperell, Massachusetts.
I recently wrote a letter to other small-town pastors in order to encourage them, and I hope, PCF, that my love for you comes shining through in that letter. I experience great joy from being in community with you, and I have learned much from you in almost ten years of pursuing Jesus together.
In the letter, I say to other pastors,
“God spreads a banquet of delight before you in your small place, always more than enough, and he invites you to feast.”
Emma and I have feasted, and continue to. Our joy in Christ is greater because of you.
This is a fantastic new song from Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and the Boyce College Choir.
‘His mercy is more.’
Listen, watch, worship.