Sabbath

““For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”” (Matthew 12:8, NASB95)


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our SINGULAR focus

Psalm 100 is a very familiar passage of Scripture for Christ-followers. It has been the subject of many sermons. It gives us specific instructions on how to approach God. It tells us what our attitude should be as we come before Him. This Psalm gives us a clear understanding of God’s character, how He relates to mankind, and our relationship with Him. While it is important for us to learn, understand and implement these instructions into our worship, I invite you to read and meditate on this Psalm with a fresh pair of eyes.

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Pure Perception

““Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8, NASB95)

Oswald Chambers once said, “Seeing is never believing: we interpret what we see in the light of what we believe. Faith is confidence in God before you see God emerging, therefore the nature of faith is that it must be tried.”


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God’s Interests

From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.” Matthew 16:21-23

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Joy In The House Of The Lord

What brings you joy? A joy that bubbles up spills over and leaves your world just right. Maybe it’s taking a walk in a garden, in the forest or along the river. For some of you, it’s when you’re out in the boat fishing. For those of you that are young adults, it’s playing video games or sports. Possibly, it is the sunrise, sunset, watching kids at play, spending time with a friend, or simply that first-morning cup of coffee. It’s the moments we feel like our authentic selves, and right there in the middle of this moment, we feel it – deep and steady as a heartbeat – joy.


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