Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Glory of God in the Process of Birth

This video is about 10 minutes long but it is well worth the time. It is a vivid display of the glory of God in the process of creation, a visual depiction of that word of God that says, "I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." (Psalm 134:14). Enjoy, worship!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Steadfast Love of the Lord

Here's a note I wrote to our church this morning about our memory verse program, developed by Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, called Fighter Verses. You can access their website here

Dear Glory of Christ,

Whether or not you've been joining us in the effort to hide the Word of God in our hearts via the Fighter Verse Program, I want to encourage you to memorize, or at least meditate upon, the verses for this week. All of Psalm 103 is such a blessing, such rich food for the soul, but the verses for this week celebrate the very substance of our life--the steadfast love of the Lord--and the permanence of his being and Kingdom. The previous verses (15-16) remind us that people, as powerful as they may seem, are nothing more than grass, here today gone tomorrow.

"But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all" (vv 17-19).

Oh Beloved, these words are solid ground on which we can build the houses of our lives. When the wind blows and the rain falls and the lightening strikes and the hail pounds, that house will stand because it is built on everlasting things. Thank you, Father, for your everlasting love and your light-giving Word.

May the Word of Christ dwell in us richly,
Pastor Charlie