18 Aug My Inheritance in the Saints
Last Sunday, Ronnie Morris preached the sermon: “Be Supremely Satisfied,” from John 4:1-42, and exhorted us to turn from any sin and counterfeit gods and unto Jesus, who supremely satisfies authentic worshipers.
Read: Romans 11:36-12:8
This Sunday, Jason Elvington will preach from Romans 11:36-12:8 and will show us that authentic worshipers grow together as the church. In preparation for our Sunday gathering, let this devotional from Milton Vincent lead you to a renewed appreciation for your inheritance in the saints of God. Praise God for the gift of each other!
Reflect: “My Inheritance in the Saints”
The gospel is not just a message of reconciliation with God, but it also heralds the reconciliation of all believers to one another in Christ. Through the death of Christ, God has brought peace where there was once hostility, and He has broken down the racial, economic, and social barriers that once divided us outside of Christ (Ephesians 2:14-16; Colossians 3:11; Galatians 3:28; Revelation 5:9).
Also, when God saved us, He made us members of His household (Ephesians 2:19), and He gave us as gifts to one another (Ephesians 1:18). Each brother and sister is a portion of my gospel inheritance from God, and I am a portion of their inheritance as well. We are significant players in each other’s gospel narrative, and it is in relationship with one another that we experience the fullness of God in Christ (Ephesians 3:17-19; 2 Timothy 2:22; 1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 1:22-23).
Hence, the more I comprehend the full scope of the gospel, the more I value the church for which Christ died (Ephesians 5:25), the more I value the role that I play in the lives of my fellow-Christians, and the more I appreciate the role that they must be allowed to play in mine.
“My Inheritance in the Saints,” in A Gospel Primer for Christians, by Milton Vincent
Sing: Song List for Sunday
1. “All Creatures of Our God and King,” Arr. Sovereign Grace Music
2. “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery,” by Matt Boswell
3. “Jesus, Your Mercy,” by Sovereign Grace Music
4. “All Glory Be to Christ,” by Dustin Kensrue
5. “Behold Our God,” by Sovereign Grace Music