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True worship drives us remove anything from our behavior which might cause another to sin and to pursue only those things that build God's kingdom.
True worship brings a desire to maintain unity in the body of Christ by sincerely accepting one another as God has accepted us.
An eager expectation of Christ's return will motivate us to clothe ourselves with Christ so that we make no provision for the lusts of the flesh
An eager expectation of Christ's return should cause us to wake up from our sinful slumber and put off the sinful deeds of darkness.
An eager expectation of Christ's return should cause us to wake up from our sinful slumber by knowing the time and anticipating the completion of our salvation.
True worship is to recognize our debt of love to others and joyfully pay it through the continual sacrifice of obedience to the Word of God.

Loving God’s Word

November 4, 2007
A love of God's Word flows from the regenerate heart and is the means by which we understand, exercise, and grow in love for God and love for people.
True worship produces godly involvement in government through honorable submission, urgent prayer, Christ-centered participation, and gracious separation.
Proper Resistance to government is based on the moral law of God and must be motivated by a fear of the Lord and a passion for the gospel.
Resistance to government is based on the moral law of God and must be motivated by a fear of the Lord and a passion for the gospel
A brief look at the involvement of every Person of the Trinity in our adoption, and the kinds of affections for our God which contemplating that should produce.

Ambassadors for Christ

September 30, 2007

True worshippers honor God by fulfilling their Biblical obligations to government with joy and grace.
True worship of God causes us to respect His authority and thus remove any improper resistance to government authority.
True worship of God strengthens us to submit to the specific human authorities which God has raised up through our American form of government.
True worship of God brings submission to His authority which drives us to respond submissively to our God-ordained, human governing authority.
True worship provides intimate communion with the God who is good, providing us the desire, wisdom, and strength necessary to overcome evil with good.
True worship brings the deepest trust in the faithfulness and justice of God which allows us to pour out grace upon everyone who treats us in an evil manner.
True worship cultivates the heart of God in us, to feel the needs of people and to come alongside of them, walking with them through the depths of grief and…
True worship brings persecution from those who reject God but also allows the one being persecuted to truly seek God's best for their persecutors.
True worship brings a passion for hospitality as a reflection of the heart of God for His people. Our homes and relationships must exhibit the gracious, peaceful, joyful, contented love…
When we attend to our growth in Christlikeness with diligence, we are kept from stumbling in the assurance that "His divine power has granted to us everything that pertains to…

A truly worshipful church will honor the Lord as the giver of all things by freely and compassionately meeting the needs of the brethren.

Equipped to Love

July 2, 2007

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