Christ’s exalted rule empowers, guides, and extends the church in accordance with the prophesied word.
God’s plan was evidenced in the death and resurrection of Christ and provides life and healing and hope for Jews and Gentiles.
The outpouring of the Spirit confirms Christ’s exaltation and the fulfillment of the plan of redemption; through that Spirit, there is life and witness and growth and joy in the church.
Prayer and praise are the church’s work in conjunction with witness. It is what God uses to make his reign and kingship known.
The church is extended through the word being preached by the apostles, as they witness to God, His supremacy in the face of idols, His grace in the face of man’s sin and misery, His plan right through all the devices of principalities and powers.
Michael Dewalt serves as a humanities teacher at Cair Paravel Latin School and Adjunct Professor at Faith Theological Seminary and Lancaster Bible College. His undergrad studies are from Word of Life Bible Institute and Clarks Summit University, and his graduate studies from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Faith Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the American Society of Church History and winner of the Zwingli Prize Award at the Calvin500 Conference & Tour in 2009. Michael blogs here at Gospel-Centered Musings, has written numerous articles for Logo’s Calvin500, Place for Truth a voice of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and Heritage Book Talk and is published in the Puritan Theological Journal. He and his wife Emily have been blessed with one son, Wyatt Cash.