Weekly Worship Meditation

April 2019

How might you be wasting YOUR life?

The battle became fierce against Saul. The archers hit him, and he was severely wounded by the archers. Then Saul said to his armorbearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised men come and thrust me through and abuse me." But his armorbearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword and fell on it. —1 Samuel 31:3-4 Saul’s death was a sad end to a sad life—the life of a man whose potential and...

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Resurrected out of dead religion

Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but is risen!” —Luke 24:5-6 Many things changed when Jesus rose from the dead.  One of them was that mechanical practice of religion gave way to a living faith in a risen Savior.  Before Christ there were two religions.  Of course there were countless man-made religions that were all false.  There was also...

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Parenting permissively or restrictively?

For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knows, because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them. —1 Samuel 3:13 Who created us and ordained the family, including parent/child relationships?  God, of course. Who is the perfect Parent, and therefore knows how parenting is to be carried out?  Again, of course, God. Where then ought we receive instruction regarding family and parent/child relationships? ...

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Are there instances in which we should not keep vows?

30 And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD, and said, "If You will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hands,  31  then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD's, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering."... 34  When Jephthah came to his house at Mizpah, there was his daughter, coming out to meet him with timbrels and dancing; and she was his only...

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