Making scripture reading a regular rhythm is crucial in establishing a firm foundation in our lives. Just as the wise man built his house upon the rock, we must use build upon a firm foundation. That foundation comes from the knowledge and practice of reading scripture.
Author: Pastor Mike Halstead (Mike Halstead)
So what is the matter with being in a rut? There is an old saying “a rut is just a grave with both ends kicked out!” We talked in the Sunday sermon about habits or Rhythms that we get into. Some good, some bad, and some, . . well just our routine.
Certain habits in our lives can lead to ruts. These rhythms waste time and get in the way of the right things. How can you work to change the old rhythms and focus on your next spiritual step?
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
While we are still sinners, Jesus restores us to Him. He calls us to relationship with Him. Our response is to acknowledge Jesus as most important!
There is something big going on here. Jesus knows that as he rides into Jerusalem, even with the parade, there will be a trial to come. The people will reject him. Jesus comes in with humility, an example to us.
We may not be facing the same kind of persecution as the early church, but what we are going through right now is like the scattering of the early church is many ways. How can we help others and connect as the church during this imposed time of isolation?
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