This past week we had the opportunity to help Lake Russell Baptist Church with their new church facilities. I want to say a special thanks to Brandi, our do all, amazing staffer... Also known as our administrative assistant. She was there almost every day keeping things straight. she was a huge blessing to me because I wasn't able to be there nearly as much as I needed to be. Thank you so much Brandi. Also, a huge huge thanks to my wife for still loving me after this crazy week. I had a ton of stuff going on with my business, we have a home study for our adoption process that we have been trying to get ready for, and we had the mission week with Lake Russell. Not to mention that all of this took place on the week of her birthday and I didn't get home on her birthday until 10pm. She is amazing! And also, thanks to all of you who helped this past week. Lake Russell was so appreciative for all that you guys invested in their church and the kingdom.
Here are a few highlights from today's message:
Often times, we worship the sabbath instead of worshiping Jesus.
3 things we need to know about the Sabbath.
#1. -We are no more holy or right whether we observe the sabbath on Saturday, Sunday, or any other day.
#2. -We value the object lesson over the lesson.
The fact is, God has given us the example of the Sabbath to teach us about heaven, and we completely miss the point. We end up being more excited about keeping our day than we are about celebrating Heaven as the true sabbath rest.
#3. -It's a shortcut to righteousness.
-Observing the Sabbath makes us feel good about ourselves.
-Going to church on Sundays can often times be nothing more than something to make you feel good. As if you have done better than those who didn't go to church.... because it's the right thing to do.
-It doesn't matter if you observe the sabbath for yourself... for your own ego... If that's why you go to church, then you would have been better off to just stay at home.
Does your faith go beyond Sunday?
What do you do when you are not at church... and why do you do those things? Is it to honor God or to puff up your ego?
P.S. Hey... Perfect religious people... get over yourselves... you're not that great!