“If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
From doing your pleasure on My holy day,
And call the Sabbath a delight,
The holy day of the Lord honorable,
And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,
Nor finding your own pleasure,
Nor speaking your own words,
Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord;
And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,
And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.
The mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Continue reading
Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, “What evil thing is this that you do, by which you profane the Sabbath day? Did not your fathers do thus, and did not our God bring all this disaster on us and on this city? Yet you bring added wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.” Nehemiah 13:17-18 Continue reading
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD. Ps 122:1
If you are a born again believer and don’t go to church, you’re going to miss something wonderful! Continue reading
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity. 1 Tim 5:1-2
I got to thinking about some people that have made a difference in my life. I’ve mentioned before my grandmother Swanson and Aunt Sarah, but they are both family.
Looking outside the family I can remember Jerry Welch. Continue reading
Lately I’ve noticed how much time is spent on planning for the next future event. Everyone does it.
On Facebook it looks something like this, “I can hardly wait. Next week I’ll be lying on the beach soaking up the sun.”
Or this one, “I’m not looking forward to next week. I’ll be having tests run.” Continue reading
Our first meeting at CrossRoads was on a Thursday night. It was a small Bible study and I didn’t want to interfere with the Wednesday night meetings of the other churches around the area.
That was April/May 1999 but the inevitable was bound to happen. Continue reading
It was over 10 years before I pastored again. This time I didn’t push; it was a God-thing.
My grandpa had started going to the barber in Etoile, some 16 miles from our community. Continue reading
I’m back from the cruise. It was an experience of a lifetime and there is much I can (and will) write about; but where to start?
I could tell you of the food or the dolphin swim excursion. I could start with the Continue reading
Is it a violation to not worship God on Sunday and not the Sabbath day?
It is written in Ex 20:8-11 – Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. Continue reading
Last time I said I was not a big fan of the word Easter.
The word “Easter” can only be found in the Bible in one place and one widely used translation; Acts 12:4 King James Version- And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
However it is a wrong but right translation. Continue reading