It is generally admitted that the theoretical benefits of setting clocks to an hour earlier during the summer months have never worked out in practice. But it's a habit that's hard to kick. Kind of like smoking; many governments say the want to quit, they are going to quit, but they can't quite get themselves … Continue reading Fast time follies
Thank you Adam for this straightforward and Biblically sound explanation of the Sabbath.
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We generally think of Sunday as the last day of the “weekend”. On the calendar it is the first day of the week. It was observed by the early Christian as a day of rest and worship. It is not a “left over” from the sabbath. It is not a replacement for the Sabbath. The Old Testament sabbath was a foreshadow of the “Sabbath” we find in Christ, the Messiah, fulfilled by Jesus.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8) is oft quoted for a reason to refrain from working and doing business on Sunday. I am unaware of any New Testament commands teaching on keeping the Sabbath. I am afraid some professing Christians are honoring the “letter of the law” but missing the “rest” that is found in Christ… the “sabbath” of our dispensation.
Sabbath; From a Hebrew word meaning…
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I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (Gospel of John 17:15-17) Neville Chamberlain returned to London September 30, … Continue reading In the world but not of the world
photo credit By SriMesh (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons The Manitoba Maple (Acer Negundo), aka box elder, is found in yards and parks all over the Canadian prairies. It is a relatively fast growing softwood maple, valued for the shade provided by its wide spreading branches. Those sturdy, spreading … Continue reading Manitoba Maple – beauty and bugs
Death is an enemy. The Christian who has lived his life at peace with God and with his fellow man does not experience death as an enemy, but the doorway into eternal happiness. But for those who he leaves behind death is an enemy. Someone who has been part of their very existence has been … Continue reading Funerals
Amos Herr (1816-1897) lived on a Lancaster county, Pennsylvania farm that had been in the Herr family since 1710 when his ancestors fist arrived from Europe. In addition to being a farmer, he was a minister of the local Mennonite congregation. One wintry Sunday morning about 150 years ago, he awoke to a raging blizzard … Continue reading I Owe the Lord a Morning Song
Followership in the Christian sense is another word for discipleship. Do we need another word? If it helps us take another look at just what discipleship is, then I believe followership is a useful word. Jesus told His disciples, “All authority is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and make … Continue reading Followership = Discipleship
I have discovered a new word - followership - and I'm looking it over to discover what it can do. Sort of like acquiring a new tool and trying it out. It's really not a new word, online dictionaries say it is almost 100 years old. Yet it is not in any of the published … Continue reading Followership
We entered this world as helpless babies and we were totally self-centred. We had to be. We needed nourishment, we needed help when we hurt, we needed help when we were afraid, but we could not provide any of those things for ourselves. So we were vocal about our needs and our parents had to … Continue reading Self-centred or God-centred?
When Queen Elizabeth spoke, her words were not erudite (scholarly) or recondite (difficult to understand). She never used words like that, at least not in her public discourses. She did not have a university education; it has been the conviction of the British Royal Family that they do not want to learn a language that … Continue reading The Queen’s English