Weekly Worship Meditation

November 2015

Sleeping or Praying?

November 8, 2015 Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." —Mark 14:37-38 Peter and the others were sleeping when Jesus had asked them to pray.  Two thoughts: First, there are times when we might be so sleepy that trying to stay awake to pray is rather fruitless.  In those moments,...

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Fearing unfruitfulness

November 1, 2015 “…and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” —Mark 4:19 These words are part of Jesus’ explanation of the Parable of the Sower.  This verse is Jesus’ explanation of what happens that leads to spiritual unfruitfulness.  Note the three items: (1) The cares of this world.  We have responsibilities in this world, but...

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