Be Still and Know - Sunday, 7/18

AM Service_7/18
 
Ephesians 2:10 NLT
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago

  

This scripture sums it up for me after this morning's service.  So many moments were undeniably set aside for God’s glory!   He was at work in our ‘house’ and more names were added to the Lamb’s Book of Life this day.  Hallelujah!
 
Pastor presented Part Two of the ‘Legalism’ sermon he started last week.  He posed these questions: “Why do you do what you do?  Do you do it because other people do it?  Do you know why?   What do YOU believe?   Do you do it according to the Word of God?   Whose rules do you throw out?"  He asked us to keep our own tradition and relate to the Bible. 
 

We did learn a new term today: ‘Reduction ad absurdum’, which refers to anything pushed to absurd extremes.  "Consider it a peaceful way of settling an argument or a discussion by concluding that your opponent is right then walking through it to the end to see it out", Pastor Randy said.   I like that, it may be a tough stand to take at times - especially when you are in a heated or offensive situation, but practice becomes habit.

 

Throughout my notes from this Sunday’s service I keep being reminded of Psalms 46:10-11: ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.  The Lord God Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.  Selah' ('selah' means to “pause and calmly think about that”).  When you find yourself in a conversation you don't agree with, consider the peaceful way of settling it and be still - know that He is God.  

 

In a nutshell - what I’m learning is that we never stop learning if we want to do it right.
 
Best quote of the day:

“I believe in the power of Jesus…I live by it”   -Pastor Randy Scroggins