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Life is filled with deep sorrows and sweet joys. In Jesus, the highs and lows all work together to serve our good.

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Author: John Piper
Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:00 pm
The Son Inside the Solar Eclipse

Today many Americans wait with bated breath for an event that has not happened in the United States in 38 years, and will not happen again in this country until 2024: a total eclipse of the sun. From Oregon to South Carolina, viewers will watch the moon pass before the sun completely in “the path of totality.” Some have driven hundreds of miles to see it, and stand ready with their special solar-eclipse glasses.

Part of the literary beauty of the Bible is how the writers used natural objects and events, like an eclipse, as metaphors to carry across and communicate spiritual truths. Whether it is Isaiah’s use of an ox’s familiarity with its master to draw a biting indictment to Israel’s lack of knowledge (Isaiah 1:3) or Jesus’s use of the mustard seed to explain the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 13:31–32), writers and commentators of Scripture also use God’s creation to impart an impactful truth.

John Owen’s glimpse into the total eclipse (in his remarkable work The Glory of Christ) is fitting for today, as well as two brief glimpses from Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon. When you look into the sky today, or scroll by pictures in social media, will you only see what everyone else sees? Or will you see more, with the eyes of faith?

Owen: See the Humility of Christ

When the sun is under a total eclipse, it loses nothing of its native beauty, light, and glory. It is still the same that it was from the beginning, a “great light to rule the day.” To us it appears as a dark, useless meteor; but when it comes by its course to free itself from the lunar interposition, to its proper aspect towards us, it manifests again its native light and glory.

So was it with the divine nature of Christ, as we have before declared. He veiled the glory of it by the interposition of the flesh, or the assumption of our nature to be his own; with this addition, that he took on him the “form of a servant,” of a person of mean and low degree. But this temporary eclipse being past and over, it now shines forth in its infinite luster and beauty, which belongs to the present exaltation of his person.

And when those who beheld him here as a poor, sorrowful, persecuted man, dying on the cross, came to see him in all the infinite, uncreated glories of the divine nature, manifesting themselves in his person, it could not but fill their souls with transcendent joy and admiration. And this is one reason of his prayer for them while he was on the earth, that they might be where he is to behold his glory; for he knew what ineffable satisfaction it would be to them forevermore. (Works of John Owen, 1:344)

Edwards: See His Death and Resurrection

‘Tis an argument that the eclipse of the sun is a type of Christ’s death. . . . The sun can be in a total eclipse but a very little while, much less than the moon, though neither of them can always be in an eclipse; so Christ could not, by reason of his divine glory and worthiness, be long held of death, in no measure so long as the saints may be, though it ben’t possible that either of them should always be held of it. (Notes on Scripture, Yale edition, 15:291)

Spurgeon: See Your Total Security in Him

A total eclipse is one of the most terrible and grand sights that ever will be seen. But thank God, whatever eclipse happens to a Christian, it is never a total eclipse. There is always a ring of comfort left. There is always a crescent of love and mercy to shine upon God’s child. (New Park Street Pulpit Sermons, 4:151)

Stop to See the Son

Today’s eclipse will last under two hours and then the sun will again be seen at full strength. What a picture of the glory of Christ! His glory was veiled by the moon of human flesh. He had no form or majesty that we should look at him and no beauty that we should desire him (Isaiah 53:2). He was worthy of being esteemed yet He was despised and rejected (Isaiah 53:3). Total eclipse.

Let the total eclipse be a great pointer today. As the moon covers the face of the sun, let it remind you of Christ’s humiliation on our behalf, and of his death on the cross for us (and that death could not hold him for long!), and of our unshakable, utter security in him.

Author: Lewis Guest IV
Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:01 pm

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Taking it to the World

Jesus made it clear that our love for each other was to be the greatest sign to the unbelieving world that we are His disciples. John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:00 pm
We have been learning in our study of Mark’s Gospel about Jesus’ authority over sickness and the demonic realm. Unlike the teachers of the day He taught as one who had authority. Jesus identified Himself as God incarnate by taking the name Son of Man from Daniel 7:13-15. In that passage the one like a […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: February 23, 2017, 6:56 pm
Every year I am more and more thankful for the landmarks the calendar forces us to experience: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We are to be a people who are thankful because of the Incarnation – God becoming a human being so we can become like God – godly! Forever! And New Years reminds us […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:17 pm
Pastor Carl’s Prologue: I have always maintained that everyone should have a plan, a goal. Goal-less individuals seldom take risks and furthermore, people without goals rarely achieve anything close to their potential. The Apostle Paul had plans that he and others believed honored God. Bible scholars call Paul’s plans “Missionary Journeys” and the Book of […]
Author: Jim Burke
Posted: October 2, 2016, 3:59 pm
In a recent sermon on Paul’s prayer in Colossians chapter one I pointed out the phrase so that in verses 10 and 11. I use this phrase to keep my prayers on target. When I pray I might say, “Dear God, please help me in my study today so that the sermon will be an encouragement or […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: September 1, 2016, 10:00 am
It’s summer! When I moved to Florida I thought summer would be inconsequential – not so. The humidity sends many northbound to cooler temperatures. Vacations are taken at this time of year. Businesses and organizations change their pace. As a church we try to give time off to those who have been so faithful the […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: June 28, 2016, 5:26 pm
In April we hosted Transforming Prayer, a seminar with Daniel Henderson of the 6:4 Fellowship.
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 1, 2016, 4:01 am
March 2016 was an amazing month for the church.
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: April 1, 2016, 2:40 am
Easter is a very special time for the Church – I would say  the most special service of the year. At Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Jesus did not rise from the dead then we have nothing to celebrate. The Apostle Paul wrote that if Jesus did not rise then we […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: February 26, 2016, 6:42 pm
I have been writing February monthly newsletter articles for years; I still find it impossible to get away from the subject of love in some form. The theme of our church this year is #befruitful2016 and the fruit of the fruit of the Spirit includes nine characteristics – the first one being love. The theme […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: February 1, 2016, 11:00 am

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Taking it to the World

Jesus made it clear that our love for each other was to be the greatest sign to the unbelieving world that we are His disciples. John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:00 pm
We have been learning in our study of Mark’s Gospel about Jesus’ authority over sickness and the demonic realm. Unlike the teachers of the day He taught as one who had authority. Jesus identified Himself as God incarnate by taking the name Son of Man from Daniel 7:13-15. In that passage the one like a […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: February 23, 2017, 6:56 pm
Every year I am more and more thankful for the landmarks the calendar forces us to experience: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We are to be a people who are thankful because of the Incarnation – God becoming a human being so we can become like God – godly! Forever! And New Years reminds us […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:17 pm
Pastor Carl’s Prologue: I have always maintained that everyone should have a plan, a goal. Goal-less individuals seldom take risks and furthermore, people without goals rarely achieve anything close to their potential. The Apostle Paul had plans that he and others believed honored God. Bible scholars call Paul’s plans “Missionary Journeys” and the Book of […]
Author: Jim Burke
Posted: October 2, 2016, 3:59 pm

 

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  Would you go to church if: you couldn’t go to the mountains, you couldn’t go to the beach, you couldn’t go on vacation, if the weather is not too bad, if your favorite team is not playing on TV, if you don’t have tickets to see your favorite team play, if this weren’t your only chance to catch an important film or fine arts performance, if the weather is too rainy for a hike or picnic, if you weren’t too tired, if you weren’t feeling bad, if you didn’t.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: April 4, 2017, 5:04 pm
Is God distant, maybe not as close as you would like? Is he an idea, a fleeting abstraction that when you use his name it sounds hollow? When you talk to your kids about goodness of God, do they either literally or figuratively roll their eyes? Is the idea of showing Christ to those you an illusive dream? So how do we clear the vision? How can we make God vibrant in our own eyes — so vibrant that our kids know we are genuinely compelled by our love for.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: April 3, 2017, 9:55 pm
Public opinion polls have the goal of finding out what is the most popular viewpoint. Politicians in particular are motivated by these polls; safety in numbers. Polls portend of danger ahead or indicate where most think safety lies. The road with the most people on it is the one leading to security or to at least to an election victory. But Jesus has some warnings about public opinion. John’s gospel tells how Jesus had won the popularity of many at the beginning of his public ministry. “But Jesus would not.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: April 1, 2017, 1:12 am
Tim Challies argues that “pornography reshapes our very understanding of sex, manhood, and womanhood.” Tim is right. Pornography views people as objects whose purpose is to serve the wants and desires of others. Relationships are valued for what pleasure they produce. Pornography ignites a passion for self-gratification and little else. Our children are growing up at a time where self-sacrifice is viewed as fool’s game. Sex exists to serve personal cravings. In this cultural climate all relationships suffer, but none more painfully than marriage. Tim Challies has written an essential.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: March 29, 2017, 8:21 pm

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