For the gospel in Chicago

If you’d like to see the good news of Christ spread in Chicago, please consider giving to help Immanuel Baptist Church buy the building they’re renting. For more details, check out this linkhttp://immanuel-baptist.net/give

And if you can’t give financially, please pray for them. To learn more about them, just go to www.immanuel-baptist.net. Thanks!

May Jesus Christ be praised

 

When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries:

May Jesus Christ be praised!

Ka­thol­isch­es Ge­sang­buch (Würz­burg, Ger­ma­ny: cir­ca 1744)

The universe exists so that the glorious Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, would be showcased in all of his strength and beauty and excellencies.

My hope and prayer is that–by God’s grace–this little blog would help you and others catch a better glimpse of his praiseworthiness.

For if we really see him as the Bible presents him, we should almost be speechless. Almost.

On the other hand, when we see him–although it drops our jaws on the ground in wide-eyed wonder, although we must repent in dust and ashes when we do–we must sing to him and about him, and sing his praises for others to hear about his greatness and majesty and kindness. When we see how patient he’s been with us, it makes us patient even with impatient people like us. When the Holy Spirit lets us see God’s glory in his face, our faces also begin to shine; and we long and live and die for others to enjoy this singular soul satisfaction in God forever.

So…

Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29 ESV)