If God’s ultimate purpose for his creation is the new heavens and the new earth where there will be no more tears, why is the journey to that kingdom so long and difficult? Why are there so many tears on the way?” Well, brothers and sisters, this is where the real issue of Christianity comes out. I have been reading Ryle and he helpfully has reminded me that, “No doubt Christ’s way to eternal life is a way of pleasantness. But it is folly to shut our eyes to the fact that His way is narrow, and the cross comes before the crown.” Of course, we saw this same conflict in many of the Saints of God throughout the ages, but none more so than in the life of our Saviour. And when Satan gave Him the opportunity to opt out of the pain Jesus rejected the temptation, and he set out on the long and difficult journey that would take him to Jerusalem and to the cross. Because when we wait on the LORD the day maybe long and hard, but the glory to God will be unmistakable!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons David of Grace (1 Samuel 16:1-13) August 14, 2016 Spirits Working (1 Samuel 16:14-23) August 21, 2016 Testing the Champion (1 Samuel 17:12-30) September 25, 2016 Colossal Fight (1 Samuel 17:41-58) October 16, 2016 Plotting Against the LORD (1 Samuel 18:17-30) October 30, 2016 Peacemaker and Providence (1 Samuel 19:1-10) November 13, 2016 Sovereign Spirit (1 Samuel 19:11-27) November 20, 2016 Fear and Faithfulness (1 Samuel 20:1-23) December 18, 2016 Family or Covenant? (1 Samuel 20:24-42) January 1, 2017 What David Did (1 Samuel 21:1-9) January 15, 2017 Nadir to Apex (1 Samuel 21:10-15) January 22, 2017 What Antichrist Looks Like (1 Samuel 22:6-23)… (read more)