“Call the Sabbath a Delight” – 4

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For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. - Ephesians 2:10 NIV As I sought God for how to delight in an activity that would rest and refresh me on the Sabbath, I was introduced to the sport of falconry. Now the...

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“Call the Sabbath a Delight” – 3

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Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalms 37:4 NIV Falconry, first experienced on an anniversary trip with my wife in Scotland, had become a part of my normal Sabbath in Virginia! I was out in nature with a wild animal chasing other wild animals, and my...

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“Call the Sabbath a Delight” – 2

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Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalms 37:4 NIV Yesterday, I talked about hiking with a hawk in Scotland. This hawk flew along above my wife and me and other tourists as we walked through the fields and, when called, he would fly to my arm to get a...

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“Call the Sabbath a Delight”

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. . . if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way . . . then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your...

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Personal Evangelism – 2

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And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. - Acts 2:47 NIV I have read this verse a thousand times at least, but never noticed the sentence right before today’s verse. At Faithwalkers East this year, Berk Wilson was teaching on these core church verses...

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Personal Evangelism

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. . . and you will be my witnesses. - Acts 1:8 NIV At Faithwalkers East each year Tom Short asks, “Who has read the Bible every day the past year?” This year I was teaching on “A Vision for Your World,” which is, basically, “Do you see a lost and dying world that...

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Sabbath for Relationships

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Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. - Exodus 20:8 NRSV Many of us have listened to and read the books of Peter Scazzero. One of Peter’s main topics is the importance of the Sabbath rest growing our love for God. I have been practicing this discipline more...

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