Monday, April 13, 2009

May This Unworthy Post Lead Us to HIM Alone Who is Infinitely Worthy...

Grace & peace to you all!

Once again I have been caught slacking off in updating this poor old neglected weblog.

As a very quick update on what the Blacktown Care Group has been up to:

Straight after finishing the series of lessons based on John MacArthur's book "How to Survive in a World of Unbelievers," we jumped into and are now in the middle of a series of lessons based on John Piper's book "Don't Waste Your Life."

We praise and thank God for allowing us access to such engaging, challenging and provocative lessons from very Christ-centred Biblical Pastors such as John MacArthur and John Piper.

May others be encouraged to go through these preachers' materials as well.

Many of Pastor John MacArthur's resources are freely available at the Grace To You Ministry website:

(Please right-click on any of the links for the option to open them in a new window.)

And pretty much all of Pastor John Piper's
resources are freely available at

Pastor Piper's many
books and study guides can be accessed free of charge in pdf format at the DesiringGod website.

I hope to update thís weblog with a rough summary of our current series of lessons sometime, um... soon. (I just realised that I haven't even finished summarising our lessons on John MacArthur's book yet, as well!)

In the meantime, please enjoy this very classic message, by
Jonathan Edwards entitled "The Excellency of CHRIST."

Be blessed, dear beloved!

"And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

Saying with a loud voice,

"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."

Revelations 5:2-12

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