For those of you, like me, who had to learn the Westminster Shorter Catechism in order to join the church, (although, to be honest, I think I only had to learn about one-tenth of it), you may remember the first question: What is the chief end of man? (Or as we might say today: the chief end of humankind?) The answer: Humanity’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy God forever.
We are made to glorify God. It is our one true purpose, and yet glorifying so many other things often comes more easily. This week, we wrap up our worship series on the Lord’s prayer. The conclusion of the prayer, as we say it, sounds a lot like a doxology—a singing of praise to God. As we explore what it means for God to be the center of our praise and how we make our praise known to God, we’ll be centered by the anthem the choir offers, The Lord’s Prayer, by Haye Malotte. And we’ll spend time with the letter to the Ephesians, wrestling with how we say thank you to God when we come to realize, “with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.” How do we really give God glory?
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Sermon: “For Thine is the Kingdom the Power and the Glory Forever”
It’s a special day at DHPC, as we welcome Betty McIntosh into membership.
I look forward to glorifying our God who’s loving surpasses all understanding with you. See you in the pews,