Pastor’s Letter – April 28, 2020 – The Throne of His Glory

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Matthew 25:34

Dear Church and Friends,

Sometimes you just have to be plain and direct. Jesus ends this chapter with a very plain vision of the future. He is returning and when he does, this is what will happen. Notice how often we have the word “his” in the passage. It is his glory, his holy angels, his glorious throne, and his sheep.

While we are told it is the Son of Man who is coming, the entire vision is of the glorious God of eternity. This combines both the Godhood of Christ with his humanity. Also, notice that he has sheep and he knows who they are well enough to separate them from the goats. He is head over the church to his great glory.

We know this will happen at the end of all things. We will all be there on that day. Do you find yourself in the crowd? Will he call your name or will you be separated out with the goats? A sobering thought for a sobering time.

Music: The music today, Lay It at His Feet is by the Bluegrass Experiment.

Prayer Requests: Please pray today for Lois Lunsford who is experiencing chest pains and a fever. Lift up her daughters, the doctors, and the hospital staff who are caring for her.

Catechism: The Principles of the Christian Religion.

Question 99: What are the ordinances ordained by Christ in the New Testament?

Answer: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Question 100: What is Baptism?

Answer: The ordinance of our admission into the church, sealing unto us our new birth, by the communion which we have with Christ Jesus.

“It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.”

All my best.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Matthew 25:41

Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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