Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Vision (3.27.14): A New Series of Grace Points

Note:  This week I recorded seven new one minute “Grace Points” devotionals that will begin running three times per day on Monday-Tuesdays-Wednesday on the local talk radio (AM 1260; FM 107.5).  Below is the script for one of the devotions on the Regulative Principle of worship and here’s a link to the audio:

 Welcome to Grace Points, a ministry of Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Charlottesville:

Imagine you go to your favorite restaurant where you order the biggest, juiciest steak on the menu.  The waiter returns and sets a covered plate before you, which he then slowly uncovers to reveal…chicken!

“What!” you exclaim, “I ordered a steak!”  “But, you don’t understand,” the waiter responds, “I prefer chicken.”

We sometimes approach the worship of God like that waiter.  We think worship is about presenting to God what we prefer rather than what God commands.

At Christ Reformed we believe in the Regulative Principle of worship.  We strive to give to God in worship only those things he orders or commands in Scripture.

In Deuteronomy 12:32, God says, “What things soever I command you, observe to do it…”

Christ Reformed meets for worship each Sunday at 10:30 am at the Covenant Lower School, 1000 Birdwood Rd., just off the 250 bypass.  They can also be reached on the web at, where you’ll find audio sermons and more Grace Points.

The other new devotions include:

Join in praying for these Grace Points spots as they are broadcast over the next 13 weeks.  Pray that they might minister to those that hear them and that they might be used to draw guests to worship with us.

Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle

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