Today is Sunday, the first day of a new week, and many will be attending churches all over the world. Especially since today has been designated as “BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY.”
CHALLENGE: as you listen to the sermon, have your bible or e-bible open and follow along. Take notes, write down references for reading and studying later. Don’t only read or skim the verse or verses given, read the WHOLE chapter. (after church, of course) Then, if you truly wanna get your spiritual feet wet in the word, read the WHOLE BOOK.
Speaking of examining scripture as a WHOLE- some treat the “Old” and “New” testaments as if they are each standing alone in their messages. This is far from the truth and, I believe, one of the greatest deceptions of the Adversary. The truth is, the Old Testament should have never been dubbed the “old” to begin with. From that, I believe we are psychologically tricked into thinking the “old” is obsolete. The message of our Messiah and the gospel is woven loudly all throughout the “old” Testament. The mere naming of those scriptures as “old” is a play on words that may cause some to ignore the validity of the “old” Testament.
“Here is what Adonai says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask about the ANCIENT PATHS, “which one is the good way?’ Take it, and you will find rest for your souls, But they said, “We will not take it.'” (Jer. 6:16) (all caps emphasis mine)
So, you ask, what exactly is the narrow way and what “ancient path” should I be on? What is “the good way?” I recently did an in-depth study on Jeremiah 6:16 and will be sharing my notes in the next post.
Until then, I pray blessings on your week ahead! Thank you for taking the time and reading my newest post! Please be in prayer for me as I am praying about whether to use a vlog format. I’m going to be honest and say that I really don’t want to, but it seems that fewer people read blogs and more are turning to listening to and watching video messages. So, I’m praying about this decision.
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