Something NEW we are doing by popular request :)
A Few weeks back we had placed our congregational singing of Psalm 119:65-72 into our Bible Study, because it was aiding in the communication of the message, this helped to generate inquiry as to ‘What do you guys do on Sabbath other than have a bible study?’.
So I am putting this post out to make every one on the blog aware of where to go to find these additions:
Click the link for the service page and stay tuned : Congregational Worship, Psalms, Resuscitation
This first one is not a complete service, we are not exactly equipped to for all this tech, but we will get better as we go.
A thought on Sabbath ‘keeping’… What does it mean to ‘keep’ the Sabbath?
Because so many Christian denominations have rejected the Law of God, especially Sabbatarianism (regardless of day) when folks begin to take the Sabbath seriously they often tur the day into nothing more than a ‘day of rest’ for man, which it is, as a matter of fact Jesus said in Mark 2:27 “The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath”, this means the Sabbath has a purpose and that God in fact made the Sabbath day for man to use. That is an impressive thought? The LORD GOD YHWH maker of heaven and earth made the universe to produce lights, and lights to produce days, and days to be divided in to periods of time, such as sabbaths all for the use of man!
Wow, an impressive thought, and too think some would declare the Sabbath day to be ‘taken away’ from Christian worship, as if Christ the Eternal Word has no place to be worshiped now in the week… a sad cosmology held by ‘Christians’, that the Lord of the Sabbath, even Jesus Christ, need not be praised for his work in creation.
Consider this as we sing the words of Psalm 8:3-6 (see below) in light of Jesus statement in Mark 2:28:
“Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.”
Perhaps you would like to sing along with us?
Psalm 8 is the second song in the audio.
The words are below, just listen to the audio and catch the tune!
1 How excellent in all the earth,
YAH, our Lord, is thy name!
Who hast thy glory far advanc’d
above the starry frame.
2 From infants’ and from sucklings’ mouth
thou didest strength ordain,
For thy foes’ cause, that so thou might’st
th’ avenging foe restrain.
3 When I look up unto the heav’ns,
which thine own fingers fram’d,
Unto the moon, and to the stars,
which were by thee ordain’d;
4 Then say I, What is man, that he
remember’d is by thee?
Or what the son of man, that thou
so kind to him should’st be?
5 For thou a little lower hast
him than the angels made;
With glory and with dignity
thou crowned hast his head.
6 Of thy hands’ works thou mad’st him lord,
all under’s feet didst lay;
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and beasts
that in the field do stray;
8 Fowls of the air, fish of the sea,
all that pass through the same.
9 How excellent in all the earth,
YAH, our Lord, is thy name!
If you liked the unhindered doctrine of the Psalms in you worship to
perhaps you might even want to join us some time in Sabbath worship?
If you do not worship with some one, at least 1 (Mat 18:20) or more other person you need to reconsider.
The sabbath day is not to be turned into a self centered day of rest, you should repent of such a mentality. And Psalm singing and scriptural resuscitations are a biblical way to easily affect 1Cor 14:40, “Let all things be done decently and in order.”
So, Gather your family at the very least (fathers), and your neighbors with them if they are willing, and even those travelers who are willing to come and worship God “decently and in order” on the day you all set aside (sanctify) to Him.
And let www.renewedcovenantministry.com help you where we can to get started:
We aren’t wanting to rule your faith we are wanting to help Christ take dominion
one family at a time through his Word.
The sabbath is a day of rest for our physical bodies after a work week of 6 days (Exo 20:8-9, Ezk 46:1), but what are you taking this time of Sabbath ‘off’ for?
See Leviticus 23:
1. Remembering the Sabbath in you dwelling
2. keep the Sabbath
3. hallowing the Sabbath
4. festival worship
5. holy con-vocation (assembling for calling out: hearing and speaking God’s word by prayer, song, and scriptural instruction)
6. offering the Sacrifice of praise (calves of the lips)