Tomorrow I’ll be preaching on 1 Timothy 5, and I’ll be concentrating on the first two verses. I will have what is called a two-pronged approach to my message. Hope everything turns out well.
On other things: It has been become a practice in the church I go to to have a Bible study before the morning service. This year we tackle the Heidelberg Catechism. We are now at Questions 62 to 64:
Q. 62. But why cannot our good works be our righteousness before God, or at least a part of it?
A. Because the righteousness which can stand before the judgment of God must be absolutely perfect and wholly in conformity with the divine Law. But even our best works in this life are all imperfect and defiled with sin.
Q. 63. Will our good works merit nothing, even when it is God’s purpose to reward them in this life, and in the future life as well?
A. This reward is not given because of merit, but out of grace.
Q. 64. But does not this teaching make people careless and sinful?
A. No, for it is impossible for those who are ingrafted into Christ by true faith not to bring forth the fruit of gratitude.
Advance Happy Lord’s Day, all!