Johnathan and David were true friends and they showed unfailing kindness to each other as God gave them the opportunity. In this sermon we see that friendship shows unfailing kindness and that means being willing to speak up when a friend is in mortal peril. That means being willing to warn them of the mortal disease that all people have, which is called original sin. After warning them, we have the joy of showing them their Savior, who is the best friend of all sinners. We also get to show them how Jesus is ruling every day in their lives.
The Sabbath rejuvenates us with true worship, not the worship of our sinful nature or the ways of this world. That means God is rejuvenating us with his Word which assures us of our forgiveness and our salvation. It also rejuvenates our toils with a joyful harvest.
The branches that remain true are pruned so that they produce more fruit, while the branches that don’t produce are removed. The whole vineyard prays, produces, and proves that they are connected to the vine.
We see God’s flock in action among the tyrannous wolves of this world, taking care of each individual with unity, focused on the resurrection and grace.
God was Christ’s greatest good so you can take refuge in him. Christ delighted to make you majestic. Through Christ you are elected to eternal life. Christ has kept the LORD before him so that he is your counselor. Christ’s security has secured you.
The Reformation gives all glory to the true redeemer by showing Christ has finished all the work for your salvation; we see that all the work of the law has been completed for us, and the work of removing our sin has also been completed for us.
The Lord’s Supper is a fellowship meal that unites us all together, it is a time for self-examination, and it is a true presence of the Lord’s body and blood. We also see that it is worship as we face trials because it nourishes and strengthens our faith.