Who is God?
In the book Philosophy of Religion, John Hicks offers this definition of God: “The infinite eternal, uncreated personal reality who has created all that exists other than himself, and who has revealed himself to his human creatures as holy and living.” In the Westminster Shorter Catechism question #4 “What is God?” this answer is given: “God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.”
Time Is Filled With Swift Transition
Perhaps some of you remember the old hymn titled “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand.” The first line of that song says that “time is filled with swift transition.” We know that’s true don’t we? I mean, can you believe that it’s already the end of Ocotber with Winter just around the corner? The Fall has seemed to fly by, which has really amplified the feeling that the days are moving along so quickly. Indeed life is surely filled with the fast flow of time with transition and change an ever present companion in life’s journey.
An Enduring Memorial
Monuments can disappear. No matter how grand or tall, even the mightiest monument can be destroyed by war or time. Though strong, marble and steel are not invulnerable to decay or demolition. Even those that commemorate great battles or remind us of honored dead can crumble and even fade from memory. However, when Jesus Christ determined to leave a monument to his name, he gave one that would stand as long as the earth remains. That memorial is the Lord’s Supper.
Will the Future Church Have Any Preachers?
In spite of contemporary calls to minimize and even jettison the preaching event, God still wants His Word proclaimed. Preaching is essential for both Christians in the worship service and non-Christians in the marketplace of ideas. In fact, “proclaiming the gospel of God” is the chief ministry. Jesus himself preached “the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14,15).