Restores and Revives

On a Saturday morning, I find myself sleeping in and spending more time in the Word. It is certainly a time of refreshment for me—the sleep and the time with God. We need rest. We need God. Today’s verse speaks about how God restores and revives. The actual word translates to mean restore, refresh, renew, … Continue reading Restores and Revives

Repentance and Renewal Outline

Early Church determined the Lenten season was period of fasting and renewal that corresponds with Jesus fasting (Matthew 4:2). Forty days back from Easter minus Sundays = Lent. Once Lent primarily viewed as period during which converts prepared for baptism on Easter Sunday but later became a season of repentance and renewal for all Christians. … Continue reading Repentance and Renewal Outline

The Sabbath

In Nehemiah 13, we read that the people were once again not keeping the Sabbath. Today, people do not understand the importance of the Sabbath. Many people consider that since most places are open on Sundays, that we need not celebrate the Sabbath. Some people may consider the Sabbath something people celebrated during “the time … Continue reading The Sabbath