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“Jesus Cared about the Lord’s Day. A lot.”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III
Our scripture lesson today comes from Luke 14. We will read the passage where Jesus is addressing a group of Pharisees with whom He is dining and the subject of the Sabbath comes up — the Old Testament Sabbath, the Hebrew Sabbath, the seventh day of rest which was appointed by God, commanded in Exodus and in Deuteronomy, a sign that set Israel apart from the nations around them.
David Strain, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson
Now if you would turn in your own copies of God’s Word or use one of the church Bibles and open them to Paul’s letter to Philemon. First and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews - page 1000 in the church Bibles. Then once you have your Bibles turned to the correct page, let’s bow our heads as we pray together. Let us pray.
At His Mercy
The Word of the Lord comes to us again this morning through the prophet Jonah. This is a wonderful little book, isn’t it? Four short chapters, and so many lessons to be learned for all of us about living out lives of Christian service. As I said before, our experiences are thankfully not as extreme or dramatic as Jonah, but we certainly can learn a great deal.