Archives for April 2022

What One Attribute of God Would You Talk About to Your Child?

What one attribute would summarize all of God? Holiness. God’s holiness is the essence of who He is. It is his permanent crown. It is the supreme attribute shining on all of His other attributes! God is superlatively holy. Teach your children this.

God is Always With Us

Two girls had a tin of cookies to take to Grandma. Their mother said, “Don’t take a cookie on the way to Grandma’s house.”

As they carried the cookies, the two girls got very hungry. One said to the other, “I am very hungry. No one will see us if we just take one.” The other girl agreed. She set down the box of cookies, took off the lid, and started to take a fresh cookie off of the top when her sister grabbed her hand and shouted, “Stop! Someone will see! God sees us!”

God is always with us.

He is always around us and in the room with us. This will change our whole behavior. We will be careful about what we say, what we think, and what we do because God is always there.

Love and Authority in Marriage

In this podcast Scott Brown and I discuss the love that a husband should have for his wife. They should love their wife as Christ loves the church. When they do this they fulfill the law.

Weekly Sermon Quote–April 3, 2022

Psalm-singing gives:
1. Affirmative identity
2. Refreshing strength
3. Anger-removing submission
4. Enlarged hearts
5. Bonding communion
6. Sweet joy

Three Facets of God’s Holiness

His Separateness

He is completely separated from all creation. He is in a category all by Himself. There are no other gods. There is nothing else worthy of worship. God is supremely holy. We are image bearers of God, but it is faint shadow.

He Is Utterly Sin-Free

God cannot be the author of any sin. God and sin are totally antithetical. In the holiness of God, you have absolute purity and that means that God can only allow us into fellowship with Him if someone could satisfy God’s holy justice on our behalf. That someone would have to be as perfect as God, have obeyed the law perfectly, and pay for my sins with His own death. That someone can only be Jesus Christ. If man is ever to be saved, God’s holiness requires a total substitute.

The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

In His Holy Spirit entering into us, we are made holy even as He is holy. It is partial in this life, but perfect in the next.