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Lessons from the Feast: What Really Matters

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June 2nd, 2018

Truth Bytes – Psalms 7-8

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TRUTH BYTES — PSALMS 7-8

God Delivers the Just

Lord my God, in You I put my trust;
Save me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me
Psalm 7:1-5

We can have confidence when we live faithfully. For then we can trust God will deliver us.

God Knows our Heart

Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the just;
For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.
10 My defense is of God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
God is a just judge,
Psalm 7:9-11

We rely on God because, unlike false deities, he knows our heart and mind – our motivation.
He is just and cannot be bought, or bribed.

God Hates Injustice

God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he does not turn back,
He will sharpen His sword;
He bends His bow and makes it ready.
13 He also prepares for Himself instruments of death;
He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.

Psalm 7:11-13

God remedies injustice. So don’t worry over the injustice that is outside of your control.

Delusion Begets Misery

 The wicked brings forth iniquity;
Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit and dug it out,
And has fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His trouble shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.
Psalm 7:14-16

When people embrace a lie, they blame God for troubles that are merely cause and effect.

Just Dust — Without God

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
Psalm 8:3-4

As physical beings we are insignificant.
But God has given us a grand purpose that is beyond our ability to grasp fully.

A Crown Demands Responsibility

For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honour.

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet…
Psalm 8:5-8

You are crowned with glory and honour by God. Care for his creation.

September 23rd, 2017

Lessons from the Feast: What Really Matters

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Lessons from the Feast: What Really Matters

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    God Loves You (the most important lesson)
    In the months before my father died, I would go with my youngest son, JJ, who was 6 years old, and give Grandpa a big hug and a kiss before bed. This had been my nightly ritual from my earliest childhood. But, in his last months, my usually undemonstrative Dad , perhaps as a way of saying goodbye if that night were to be his last, said every evening, “Always remember I love you. ” It was something that has stuck with me…

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February 18th, 2017

Passover Controversy

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Passover Controversy
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A Personal take on the question of Passover observance – When, How, and Why?

There was a time in the early church when the Quarto-deciman/Passover controversy was front and centre in the minds of those who followed the scriptures, the scripturalists. They were having to defend their practice of keeping the New Covenant Passover on the 14th of Nisan and the 8 day Passover festival, instead of celebrating Easter. They were being accused of “Judaizing.” Yet Paul, the apostles to the gentiles, made in clear in scripture that the Corinthians were keeping unleavened bread/Passover and his only admonition was that they keep these Holy Days in the right spirit, for the right reasons, so as to profit from them spiritually speaking. Today in the churches of God there continues to be controversy, and it also stems from a negative attitude towards those perceived as “Judaizers.” Here are some notes from a recent discussion on this topic: More

March 26th, 2016

Hebrew Calendar Valid Today?

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Hebrew Calendar Valid Today?

March 2016
I had a visit from our friendly neighbourhood Jehovah’s witness today offering me a chance to join them in March for their Passover memorial…this created a question in my mind as I’m anticipating Passover in the end of April. So why the difference?
It reminded me of an article by John Ogwyn, a thoughtful gentleman that my husband worked with for a few years.
I think he addresses the question of when we should observe the Holy Days with insight and clarity, and in accordance with the scriptures. Here is his original article with some subtitles added.
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The Hebrew Calendar

By John Ogwyn

Since 1986, the calendar has been a recurring source of doctrinal controversy in the Church of God. Many articles and papers have proposed different methods of calculating the dates of the annual festivals, and at least a half-dozen different calendars and calculation methods have been offered.
This has troubled many sincere brethren who want to do what pleases God. With all the controversy, they are unsure. But does God really expect each individual Church member to become an expert on calendar matters? read more More

November 15th, 2015

Slippery Slide Down the Slope of Moral Relativism

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death-cartoonSlippery Slope of Moral Relativism:
Wow, it’s amazing what happens in just one weekly news cycle! Should we cry or laugh?

A full two-thirds of Canada’s doctors are opposed to participating in the Supreme Court’s newly discovered “right to die” by doctor-assisted suicide. In fact only 29 percent of doctors surveyed said they  would even consider providing such a “new procedure.”

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October 28th, 2015

Truth Bytes – The Writings: Psalms 1-6

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Truth Bytes – Psalms 1-6

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Scripture plants us firmly beside living waters. Stay grounded in life by turning to God’s word for advice that lasts.

 

Those “whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditate on his law day and night … [are] like a tree planted by streams of water.” Psalm 1:2-3

 

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