Worship Preparation

30 08 2007
For those coming to Grace this Sunday, here are a few suggestions for how to prepare your soul. As always, these are “suggestions” not “law.” I look forward to “boasting” in the cross of the Lord Jesus with you this Sunday!
  1. Read, and pray through (meditate), Galatians 6:11-18 in as many translations as you can track down.
  2. Thank God for Jesus, and glory in His cross!
  3. Sing something to God (preferably that you are making up on the spot) as you think of the contents of the sermon text. (Joyful noise!)
  4. Thank God for the 16th century Reformation (and for the life of Martin Luther in particular, which, in God’s kind providence was an instrumental event in history that contributed to our access to believing the contents of Galatians!).
  5. Listen to, or read, Piper (preaching in Memphis in 2000) on Boasting Only in the Cross.
  6. Attend, and engage in, corporate prayer at 9a.




Wait For GOD

28 08 2007
For from of old they have not
heard nor perceived by ear,
Neither has the eye seen a God
besides Thee,
Who acts in behalf of the one
who waits for Him.

Isaiah 64:4





TCT Network

26 08 2007
I’m in Minneapolis now for tomorrow’s (Monday) Treasuring Christ Together church planter’s network meeting.

We will appreciate your prayers as we worship, fellowship, and discuss. These meetings are designed to continue to kindle the doctrinal kinship between the TCT churches, aid practical ministry, and contribute towards our mutual involvement in church planting. Thank you for praying for us!
JT





Embracing The Sovereignty of God

24 08 2007

(HT: Tim Challies; Timmy Brister)





Sunday Lunch

24 08 2007
Remember also, that we will have our monthly GC lunch fellowship this Sunday after the morning service at Bridges. Bring those goodies!




Grace Kids – Saturday, 9a-12:30p

23 08 2007
  • What: A worshipful equipping session for a new facet of ministry to children that will begin in the life of Grace Church on September 16
  • When: Saturday, August 25; 9:00a-12:30p
  • Where: Bridges
  • Who: Everyone! If you have ever been on our children’s ministry rotation, then congratulations! You’re on it again!




Carry Another’s Load Because Everyone Must Carry His Own Load

22 08 2007

This week’s sermon text carries an apparent contradiction (But is no contradiction at all).

  • Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal 6:2 ESV)
  • For each will have to bear his own load.” (Gal 6:5 ESV).

May the Lord be glorified as we worship Him in full obedience to His Word.

Note: Here’s where I’m at so far (with help from others): Verse two is a command. Verse six is reproof.