From Earth to Glory: Psalm 23
If a poll were taken of Christians, Psalm 23 would no doubt be one of the most popular portions of the Word of God. ‘From earth to glory’ presents ‘comfortings thought from Psalm 23’ with the author considering the psalm as a description of the journey of the Christian through life. Each believer has the assurance that when this life is over and the journey is complete, we have a heavenly home awaiting us. As believers, we know the best is yet to come. Heaven is our final destination. The author states, “But it is the journey, described in the first five verses of this Psalm, that we often struggle with. We can sing about ‘the sweet by and by’, but it is ‘the nasty now and now’ that gives us trouble”. ‘From Earth to Glory’ is a delightful consideration of Psalm 23. ABOUT THE AUTHOR As a young man he responded to the call of God to Christian service. Entering the Irish Baptist College in Belfast in 1972 he graduated three years later. On completion of his biblical studies he received an invitation to minister the word in Carryduff Baptist Church, just outside Belfast. There he exerised a fruitful ministry for twelve years. In 1987 Denis began his ministry in the iron hall assembly on the east side of Belfast, pastoring the work for eleven years. In 1998 he moved outside Belfast to Lurgan Baptist Church, where as a teenager he had been greatly influenced by his spiritual mentor Pastor William Mullan. Denis has had the privilege of preaching in Romania, Australia, South Africa and in more recent years the southern states of America. Denis is married to Catherine a staff nurse and has two married children and one grandchild.