What does Sunday mean to you?
Some people grew up where Sunday was just another day of the week. Nothing special.
Others look at Sunday as a day to enjoy sports. To watch football or basketball.
For some Sunday is a day to play hard, engaging in some form of recreation. And ending the day exhausted. Continue reading
Last week we published a post, “Are the Ten Commandments Binding Today?” In response one of our regular readers asked us to write about our position on the 4th commandment.
If you haven’t read last week’s post, click here to read it first. Continue reading
Filed under Sunday, Worship
Worship is a frequent theme of the Psalmist.
“…I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple” (Ps 5:7)
“Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” (Ps 29:2)
” Exalt the Lord our God, And worship at His footstool —He is holy” (Ps 99:5).
No wonder the this man of God could affirm, “I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” (Ps 122:1) Continue reading
“I do not find that Sunday is a hallowed day in and of itself. Acts 20:7 and Hebrews 10:25 do not–at least explicitly–say the day is hallowed. Why do so many of us consider the day “the Lord’s day,” or “hallowed?”
This question, from a reader, is the second of a two-part question that I began answering in yesterday’s post. Both were motivated by Monday’s “Word of the Week: Hallowed.” Continue reading
We often hear the expression regarding some activity or outing, “that’s family time.” It is good to set aside times in our families just to be together without outside intrusion.
Well today it’s family time. Time to meet with my spiritual family. It has been for as long as I can remember. I’m talking about my church family. Continue reading
Back in 1990 Paul Newman came to Kansas City to film the movie Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. His presence caused quite a stir in the area where he was staying. It was reported middle-aged women were up walking their dogs at 7 a.m. because it was reported Newman walked his dog in the park early in the morning. Continue reading
Filed under Sunday, Worship
With such an emphasis today on the “week-end” as a time for travel, recreation, or sporting events it is easy to forget that Sunday is the first day of the week.
It is a unique day in history. It is a day sanctified in Scripture. It is a day special to all Christians. Continue reading
John Wooden, the late, legendary basketball coach for UCLA always kept a cross in his pocket. When asked why, he responded, “To remind me that there is something more important than basketball.”
I really enjoy the game of basketball, but I need to realize some things are more important. I don’t want to be like the fellow who watched so much basketball that his wife said, “I think you love basketball more than me.” To that he thought for a moment and responded, “Yes, Continue reading
“Worship is the believer’s response with all that he is–mind, emotions, will and body–to all that God is and says and does.” writes Warren Wiersbe. Continue reading
In his book, When GOD Builds a Church, Bob Russell suggests there are four things we should legitimately expect from authentic worship. (1) A sense of God’s Presence. (2) A Conviction of our Sinfulness. (3) A Joyful Reminder of God’s Grace. (4) The Inspiration to Serve. While there may be other expectations, I can’t disagree with these four. Continue reading