I’m not talking about your mode of transportation, I’m talking about your method of preparation. Do you go to our Sunday gathering prepared? Maybe you have never considered how to prepare for our gathering beyond your attire and getting the kids out the door.
Here are some ways you can prepare for our weekly Sunday gathering:
When I was in the 10th grade I was in a play called Thurber’s Carnival. I had only one line, and in spite of rehearsing that one line over and over again, I still barely managed to say it. If you asked me today I wouldn’t be able to tell you my line in spite of rehearsing for several months. In the same way, I forget the gospel. Of course I don’t forget the basic truth of the gospel that Jesus died for my sin, but I do forget the gospel in many, many other ways.
Sexual intimacy between a husband and wife is a reflection of the intimacy God desires with his people. Intimacy with God is shown by the fact that He lives in us (Rom. 8:10; Gal. 2:20; John 17:23). Therefore, the physical intimacy of a husband being inside his wife is a physical picture of the spiritual reality for believers.
Some may wonder where in the bible can one find this connection between sexual intimacy and spiritual intimacy. While the bible does not explicitly state this, we can see it implicitly.
WARNING! Hyper-grace makes Christians lazy. Hyper-grace leads to Christians-gone-wild living. Hyper-grace gives Christians license to sin.
What is hyper-grace? Hyper-grace is too much grace. Hyper-grace is excessive grace. Grace is good, but too much grace is a problem. Grace needs to be balanced; all in moderation.