A sermon on Worship
How important is worship? This longer than usual sermon just barely scratches the surface. Worship of God is your primary purpose.
The Silence and the Noise of Palm Sunday
Not a message for the faint of heart. We Christians need to ever guard against religiosity. Sub title for this sermon: Things that Make God Mad.
After 11 years of taking Friday off I’ve switched my day off to Monday. It feels strange to say the very least. Sabbath is very important. I think most people fail to recognize how important it is. Sure they say, “I need a day off.” or they say “Thank goodness it’s Friday (unless they decide to break another commandment)”; but I think even then they are trivializing the serious need for unscheduled time.
When it comes to Sabbath I’m a recreationalist; that is I believe it is a day for recreation, as rest too. I worship God on Sunday just like everyone else except my seat is in the front but on my day “off”. I do something entirely different, I work around the yard, spend time with my wife, or if time permits I go fishing. Which I did this week.
The day was gorgeous, the company was good, and the fish were somewhat agreeable. I am refreshed and that is the idea for as scripture says the Sabbath was made for man not man for the Sabbath.