Truly affirming the “I believe” of the Creed means loving and delighting in the Triune God of the Creed.

 

Defilement comes from within not from without (Mark 7:14-23). Anyone can go through religious motions. But if we are unclean inside, all our traditions are a total waste.

 

Since the command not to forsake the assembly (Heb. 10:24-25) extends far beyond geographical boundaries, one of the things that I have longed to see in our highly transitional congregation is a commitment to find a solidly biblical church in which to worship while on vacation. I assume that I am not alone in this desire.

 

In a society geared for productivity, sleep suffers. It may seem outlandish for us to discuss sleep as something to be done “to the glory of God.” Yet anything that takes up nearly a third of our time in this life ought to be committed to God’s glory rather than regarded as a necessary evil or professional liability.

 

God’s grace is extolled and magnified in us when we consider that we have not earned or merited his mercy, yet through Christ God has adopted us.