Statement of Confession: I believe in the Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit; The Three are One in the Father. I believe that Jesus is the Savior to those that accept Him in genuine repentance of their sins through faith as their Lord and Savior. I believe that baptism--immersion, burial--is an outward show to the world of their acceptance of salvation by Jesus for His dying, resurrection and His sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven. This ministry is FREE.
SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014 | EASTER SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A First Reading Acts 17:22–31 Psalm Psalm 66:8–20 New Testament 1 Peter 3:13–22 GospelJohn 14:15–21 Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.
May 25 Longing and Being 1 Chronicles 16:1–17:27; 2 Timothy 1:3–18; Psalm 84:1–12
The general sense of what worship “is” is widely known, but the specifics of what it means are a little vague. Aside from obedience (i.e., avoiding sin and following what God asks of us), there are specific ways to show God admiration. In 1 Chronicles, during David’s many great acts, we get a glimpse into ancient worship practices that are still applicable today. We know that the biblical “editors” favored these practices because they would later ascribe countless [Psalms] to David. His way of worship was deemed “the way to worship.”
After David and his comrades journey to Obed-Edom to bring back the [Ark] of the [Covenant]—the symbol of Yahweh’s provision and advocacy for His people—David appoints “some of the Levites as ministers before the [Ark] of Yahweh” (1 Chr 16:4). The Levites, the tribe designated as religious teachers, are first to “invoke”Yahweh (call upon Him). They are then to do what should b…