1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
Resolved! Be praying for a number of our collegians from RCG who will be attending the Resolved Conference in Palm Springs this weekend (June 22-25). Speakers include John MacArthur, Al Mohler, Steve Lawson, C.J. Mahaney, Rick Holland, Jonathan Rourke and Austin Duncan, and they will all be focusing on the theme of “The Church”.
Please pray specifically that Jesus Christ would be magnified through the preaching of His Word, that believers would be strengthened and purified in their faith and obedience to Him, that unbelievers would be brought to faith and repentance, and that God would be all the more glorified as He builds His church.
Live-streaming of the general sessions has been available at past Resolved Conferences, and will hopefully be available again this year. Check back on the website this weekend, and make note of the conference schedule for the general sessions.
sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Sing to the LORD, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.”
Through the Apostle Peter, the Lord calls His people in 1 Pet. 1:3-16 to think much upon the riches of His glorious, life-transforming mercy in Jesus Christ. Focusing our minds upon these truths in God’s Word strengthens our faith, enlarges our hope, intensifies our joy, and motivates our obedience. In a sermon entitled Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing, Alexander MacLaren offers these encouragements:
“The reason why so many Christian people have only religion enough to make them gloomy, or to weight them with a sense of burdens and unfulfilled aspirations and broken resolutions, and have not enough to make them glad, is mainly because they do not think enough about the [great truths] in which they might ‘greatly rejoice.’ I believe that most of us would be altogether different people, as professing Christians, if we honestly tried to keep the mightiest things uppermost, and to fill heart and mind far more than we do with the contemplation of these great facts and truths which, when once they are beheld and cleaved to, are certain to minister gladness to men’s souls.”
Let’s be praying for, and encouraging one another to think upon, and cleave to the mightiest things!