You Can’t Go Your Own Way
I was told today that many people would not get my reference to Stevie Nix in this morning’s sermon:
first of all Stevie is wrong (see Scripture below after the video).
Here it is
Isaiah 58:13-14 13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, 14 then you will find your joy in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” The mouth of the LORD has spoken.
The rest of the sermon will come later this week.
I was sent this youtube clip today:
A few nits I would pick:
Jesus had issues with “religious men” not the Religion of Judaism – which is given by God in books like Leviticus.
Jesus absolutely had problems with self righteousness – but he also had huge issues with people’s lack of personal holiness.
The author seems to have his favorite groups to pick on – no telling what his motives are (my guess is he actually is hardest on groups he belongs to) but “there are none without sin, no not one.”
All that aside this clip is a powerful mirror that can expose our own personal fall into self righteousness. It is a reminder that the expression from scripture, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ likewise means – “I can do no worthy thing without Christ strengthening me.”
The Blessing Life begins when we acknowledge our “inability” and embrace God’s “ability”.
Come with me on this journey and get locked into the 40 Days of Blessing project. If you are not a local there will be daily devotions on this website that you can engage in. If you are local then; get the prayer guide, get in a small group, and (if you don’t have a church family) come and see us on Sunday.
All are welcome to the 10:10 am breakfast at 522 Green St. Thibodaux, La 70301. We will discuss and roll out the program fully at that time.