The primary purpose of the church is to glorify God. Probably the primary way we glorify God is obeying the greatest commandment to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love others as Christ has loved us. We show love to God when we love others unconditionally, freely, and graciously, in the same way that God has freely loved us.
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Recent sermons from Macedonia PBC from Pastor David Wise and certain other visiting ministers.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
2021 Fellowship Meeting. Lic. Morgan Sims rightly divides the new birth in scripture. Men are born again by the immediate, direct work of the Holy Spirit upon the heart of the dead, alien sinner. After that work of the new birth, when we believe the gospel, there is a special seal of approval that God gives us in our hearts with assurance of our salvation.
2021 Fellowship Meeting. Elder Larry Wise considers the “much more’s” of the Bible. We have been given much more in Jesus Christ. Sin abounded in this world and in our lives, but grace did much more abound. We have been given grace in eternal salvation, but we also receive more grace here in our lives as well.
2021 Fellowship Meeting. Elder David Pyles considers types of Jesus Christ in Moses and Joshua. Moses interceded for the people asking forgiveness for their sins to protect them from God’s consuming wrath. We see Joshua as a type of Jesus Christ and the destruction of Jericho by Joshua as a type of the end of the world.
2021 Fellowship Meeting. Elder Joe Nettles considers Moses and Joshua in the tabernacle in the aftermath of Israel’s sin with the golden calf. We can see Moses as the Law as insufficient to save man because of our failure to keep God’s law. But then we see Jesus in Joshua who departed not out of the tabernacle and made intercession with God for the people of God.
It is not easy to stand up for our convictions in an environment where ungodliness is accepted, to be the only one serving God in a given situation. We are called to stand out in a crowd by remaining devoted to God, regardless of how everyone around us might be caving to governmental or societal pressure. We consider the example of Mordecai who refused to kneel to the wicked Haman, remained devoted to his God regardless of the consequences, and God ultimately defended and promoted Mordecai against his wicked enemies.