The Bible overflows with benedictions (prayers for God's blessing) and doxologies (expressions of praise) yet preachers often use only a few in worship. Too often the benediction is seen as signal that the service has finished. A study of the NT benedictions should deeper our worship and make us long for heaven, where we will adore God for ever, with sinless souls and glorified bodies.
About the Author:
Stan Evers, a Londoner, has been in ‘full time’ Christian work for over forty years, and pastor of Potton Baptist Church, Bedfordshire, from 1986 until his retirement in 2011. He is author of Doing a great work – Ezra and Nehemiah simply explained (Evangelical Press) and Christ in Exodus (Grace Publications). He is editor of Grace Magazine. He and his wife, Maureen, have one son.