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Visiting First Presbyterian, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

19 October, 2009

corcpicsmallI’m in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the moment for a family reunion of sorts. We’re staying in a place called Strayhorn House, a historic officer’s home on a century-old military post. A brief stroll away, the building that used to be the post chapel is now First Presbyterian Church (PCA). That’s where my mom and I worshipped yesterday.

Unfortunately, First Pres is currently without a pastor, but as Covenant College is in the area, there’s quite a few good options for pulpit supply. This week, Covenant’s chaplain Aaron Messner was leading the service, and it was very, very good. The congregation’s liturgy is great, and Messner preached on the measurement and description of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:15-21, and the significance of the symbolism as a figure of the Holy of Holies in which all God’s people will dwell with him forever (Exodus 26), because of our great high priest Jesus Christ (e.g. Hebrews 9:11-14 with Leviticus 16), who has borne us with him before the throne of God (cf. Exodus 28:15-30). Revelation was written for the encouragement of a suffering Church, and that’s exactly what this at first glance obscure passage — about a vast cube-shaped city built of strange stones — speaks even today to the Lord’s beloved.

It is good to be with the people of God.

One Comment
  1. 19 October, 2009 8:06 pm

    wish we were there! gives us a call now that you’re an american for a day.

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