John chapter 10 contains some of the most comforting and doctrinally instructive passages in the New Testament. Jesus gives His sheep life. They hear His voice and follow Him. And, they’ll never perish because they’re secure in His Father’s hand. In today’s message, we consider this passage in our continuing series on statements of Sovereign Grace, from John’s Gospel.
Faithfully preaching God’s word invites adversity and suffering. In Colossians chapter 1, Paul remarks on this fact, claiming that he rejoices in such suffering. Moreover, this ministry God had “dispensed” unto him was the fulfillment of God’s promise, even a mystery hidden from the foundation of the world, that Gentiles would be blessed with the promise made to Abraham in Genesis 12.
To reconcile means to “to resolve or settle a difference.” Through sin, humans are enemies and alienated from God’s presence and blessings and without reconciliation, we would have no hope in standing before God after death, certain judgment awaiting. But praise God, He sent His Son into the world to die for our sins, saving us from His wrath.
Last weeks message focused on the biblical encouragement to “wait” on the Lord in our trials. Today, we balance that though with a message on working. That is, as we wait on God, there are many things we need to be doing, particularly as a church. Continue reading “Working While Waiting”