Weekly Worship Meditation

March 2014

Our Presumption and His Patience

March 23, 2014 Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him. —Matthew 20:20  Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him…”  A key word to understanding the drama of this woman’s question is the word “then.”  “Then” means after what immediately preceded.  What immediately preceded this “then”?  Jesus had just instructed the...

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Worship before service

March 16, 2014 Now when Jesus had come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them. Matthew 8:14-15 This passage is often cited to instruct us that once we have received the Lord’s touch, we should respond by serving.  That is true, but if that is all we understand, we are missing an all-important intermediate step.  Worship. As Peter’s mother-in-law...

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The Christian's priorities

March 9, 2014 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  4  Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.  5  Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.  6  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.  7  Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.  8  Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.  9  Blessed are...

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A reason to rejoice

March 2, 2014 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. —Isaiah 61:10 Christians should be the most joyful people on the planet.  Why?  Because our sins are forgiven!  That is the best news of all—except maybe to the ears of one who...

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