The fifth sermon “Rule #3: Practice the Means of Grace” in the “Blueprint for Becoming Disciples” sermon series is now up. You can listen to it on my podcast here.
This sermon discusses the third General Rule “Attend Upon the Ordinances of God.” This sermon discusses those practices that enable us to fulfill the first part of Jesus’ double commandment to love God and neighbor. The sermon looks at the public worship of God, the ministry of the Word, the Supper of the Lord, family and private prayer, searching the Scriptures, and fasting as practices, or means of grace, that enable us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Again, I would love to hear your reactions to this sermon!
I have just finished listening to your five-part series on the General Rules. I have enjoyed them, and thanks for the work you put into them. I will likely listen to them again and again. Also, I am trying to figure out how I can do my own series on the General Rules (much harder over here since I am not at my three churches each week, but rotate).
By the way, the key to driving a stick-shift when on hills is the use the handbrand. I don’t know if that helps the sermon illustration, but it does keep you from going backwards.
Kevin Watson said:
Will – I am humbled that you took the time to listen to the first five sermons and I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed them. Just so you know, there are actually still three to come, though they are not dealing as specifically with the General Rules (I just put Week 6 up, and Week 7 will be up soon, which deals with small group accountability. I will preach Week 8 “Where Are You Going?” this Sunday.)
I bet it is interesting to be a truly itinerant preacher! I will be interested to check out the sermons if you preach them and they are available online.
Thanks for the tip on the stick-shift! I will try to keep that in mind next time I drive one. Though it might be best if I just stay away from them…