Tag: Worship

Yeshua’s Mission In A Few Words

 

dawn over calm atlantic ocean in floridaTo describe completely all that Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus Hebrew name) accomplished, did, was, and is would take more books than the whole world could contain. (John 21:25).  However, Isaiah offers a very encouraging description of it in a few verses;  “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise

Two Responses to Yeshua

livingwater_altlessred“Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed.  ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?’ they asked.  ‘Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?  Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?  Aren’t all his sisters with us?  Where then did this man get all these things?’  And they took offense at him.  But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.’  And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.” (Matt. 13:54-58).

Contrast this with the Samaritan woman

God’s Care Sovereign and Particular

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To fear God, and to stand in awe of his justice; to trust and depend on him in all conditions; to submit patiently to his will under all afflictions; to pray to him for the supply of our wants, for the relief of our sufferings, for protection and defense; to love and praise him for the blessings we enjoy, for peace and plenty, and health, for friends and benefactors, and all prosperous successes:  I say, these are not the acts of reasonable men, unless we believe that God has the supreme disposal of all events, and takes a particular care of us.

For if any good or evil…

Jim and Casper Go To Church

41ixsibkj8l“Most christians have been immersed in church culture for so long that they have no idea how non-Christian guests might interpret what they see and hear at a worship service, or what might inspire them to come back.” 

Is the Christian worship service for God’s pleasure or a sales meeting?

Are Christians to conform to the ways of this world?

Is it a “what” or a “Who” that might inspire a non-Christian to come back?  If it is a person, is it a marketer disguised as a Christian, or is it Yeshua/Holy Spirit?

What does scripture…