October 7, 2018

And when we rest, it does not mean wasting time. It does not mean being unproductive. Rather, our Sabbath rest is one of the most tangible and credible ways our faith is demonstrated. For as we rest from our labors, we rest in God. We acknowledge that all that we need comes from God. Not only so, we become intentional about giving thanks for all that God has done and continues to do, and all that he has given and continues to give.

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September 23, 2018

In other words, our worship is not good or bad because we sing old or new songs. Rather, the only important question is whether our worship exalts God’s work and character. Does our worship direct our heart’s longing towards the vindication and celebration of God’s glory over all people and things? Indeed, that is how we must worship. And that is how we are going to worship.

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September 16, 2018

In the Old Testament the “horn” is the oft-used symbol of strength. And notice what that God has given “praise for all his saints” as the “horn for his people.” In other words, praise is our strength. Praising the LORD is what makes us secure. Praise is our protection is this world, and the power of the ages to come. Praise the LORD!

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September 9, 2018

Indeed, the most important hour of the week is the hour God’s people gather to worship God. If everyone in the church had the same conviction, within weeks our nation will be a different place. So let this short hour transform our lives rest of the week. Come and worship the Lord. Then leave his presence with your hearts lifted up and warmed.

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August 26, 2018

The balance between Old and New Testaments at this point is interesting — a balance, not an exclusive approach. In the New Testament, the summons is to go out (Matthew 28:19); in the Old Testament the task is to attract in, to be the magnetic people of Deuteronomy 4:5—8. If your church and mine is not worth belonging to why should anyone want to join?

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August 19, 2018

The balance between Old and New Testaments at this point is interesting — a balance, not an exclusive approach. In the New Testament, the summons is to go out (Matthew 28:19); in the Old Testament the task is to attract in, to be the magnetic people of Deuteronomy 4:5—8. If your church and mine is not worth belonging to why should anyone want to join?

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