union with christ

Week 15: Dwell in your Heart

“The great heart of the eternal Father,
the great heart of the eternal Son,
the great heart of the ever-blessed Spirit,
the great heart of the Trinity in unity,
beats with love,
with love to all the elect,
to all the redeemed,
to all the called,
to all the sanctified people of God.
We are quite sure of this.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon
 

A Helpful Word in Preparation of the Study

The following is an excerpt from Arthur W. Pink’s Sermon “God’s Jewels” on Malachi 3:17.   
Read the entire sermon here. It is worth your time.

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The Pearl Of Great Price is a mixed media by Gail Kirtz which was uploaded on July 30th, 2008.

Let us now endeavor to ponder this beautiful figure, and reverently enquire why the Lord has likened His people to “jewels.”

1. Because of their inestimable VALUE in His sight…
2. Because of their DIVINE CREATION…
3. Because of their RARITY…
4. Because of their BEAUTY…
5. Because of their VARIETY…
6. Because of their DURABILITY…
7. Because of their HISTORY…
8. Because of their glorious DESTINY. “You will be a glorious crown in the Lord’s hand, and a royal diadem in the palm of your God” (Isaiah 62:3). What marvelous words are these—for faith and hope to lay hold of, for our feeble intellects cannot grasp them! Wondrous is it to think of rough stones, which first look like small pebbles, being found in the mud and mire of earth; then cut and polished until they scintillate with a brilliancy surpassing any earthly object, and being given an honored place in the diadem of a monarch. But infinitely more wonderful is it that poor lost sinners, saved by sovereign grace, should be among the crown-jewels of the Son of God.
But He will yet “present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24). Then shall He say to the Father, “The glory which You gave Me I have given them” (John 17:22). Then shall be fulfilled that word, “When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe” (2 Thess. 1:10). “And they shall be Mine, says the Lord Almighty, in that day when I make up My jewels” (Mal. 3:17). That Day has not yet arrived, but it is not far distant: “For yet a little while, and He who shall come will come, and will not tarry” (Heb. 10:37).
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What is meant by “When I make up My jewels”? Is it not when the complete number of His redeemed are regenerated and polished? Is it not when He shall descend from Heaven with a shout, resurrect the sleeping saints and transform the living ones and rapture them together, so that we shall “ever be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:16, 17): “make up” (Mal. 3:17), “caught up” (1 Thess. 4:17)!

One once wrote: “Earthly jewels sometimes get separated from their owner, Christ’s jewels never: ‘For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life . . . nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord’ (Romans 8:38, 39). Earthly jewels are sometimes lost—Christ’s jewels never: ‘I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand’ (John 10:28). Earthly jewels are sometimes stolen—Christ’s jewels never: ‘in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal’ (Matt. 6:20).”

Are you sure that you are one of Christ’s jewels? Then seek to shine for Him now.”

Lyrics & Chord Sheets

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For the “Praise” section of each lesson, we look at a song from the WEPC Doxology Album. As a resource to you, here is a link to the lyrics for each of the songs.

Lyrics for Doxology Album

Chord Sheets are also available. If you would like them, please contact Tiffanie Chan.

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