This is a Leap Year….thus the theme of my sermons in 2008 thus far has been that this should be a Leap for Joy for salvation year (like every year since the resurrection of Christ). Reformed Christians should not be the “frozen chosen,” as sometimes is said, but the “blissful blessed” (a phrase I coined for one of the sermons in the series). This should be a given since it is so apparent in Scripture. Why then, do the Reformed have a reputation for sitting or standing still? To be sure, we do not want to have emotionalism run amok but we should be excited about salvation in Christ. And we do need to be silent and still sometimes to listen to God, but having heard from Him we cannot help but respond with praise.
If you are interested in listening to some of the sermons in this series, you can find them at https://revmarple.com/joy.