First in a four week series on the Ten Commandments.

Exodus 19 speaks of God establishing a covenant, a promise, with his people; his sons and daughters. That’s relationship. Our identity is given to us freely by God.

Then in Exodus 20 God gives us the Ten Commandments. Only after he has established the relationship does he call out our obedience.

In other words, 19 comes before 20…

1529MartinLuther

Martin Luther and The Reformation

The sparks that lit the Modern World

Thursday Nights 6:30-8 pm

study led by Pastor Dana

Bring snacks to share, beverages provided…

September 14  The Protesting Professor

September 21  Trouble, Trouble, Trouble

September 28 Heretics Trial

October 5        Martin Luther: A Legacy

October 12      Special Movie Night!

Rick Steves: Luther and The Reformation

Wednesday, January 20

Gratitude

Spend five minutes focusing on a couple of things you appreciate and thank God for them.

Word

Revelation 22:1-5

Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit,[a] with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.

3 No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him. 4 And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads. 5 And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever. (NLT)

Connect

When Jesus tells us to join him (“take my yoke”), we know we are living our lives with him working through us when we are joyful, kind, gentle…

So, when he says we will work with him and reign with him for eternity, we get a clue about eternal life  being more than sitting around, relaxing, and getting lots of rest. There are things we will be doing together.

Me

We can do many things in our lives where it is not necessary to receive supernatural help. What are you doing right now that you couldn’t do unless Jesus was there with you? Think about those things and if there isn’t anything you can think of, think about what that might mean.

Recent news accounts about this “crisis” in the newer generations when it comes to being active in their faith has everyone scrambling for explanations.

Besides the fact that surveys always depend on how you ask the question and what the questions are, and how the questions are understood, there is someone else who might have a differing opinion on all of this…His initials are H.S.