Jewish High Holy Days and their relevance for disciples of Jesus
The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
If you were asked to describe your prayer life,what would you say? Would you use words like inconsistent, shallow, repetitive, forgetful, lacking time, or overwhelming?”
These very words have described my prayer life from time to time.
When is the last time you heard a sermon on hell or the second coming of Christ? What will heaven be like and will the lost suffer eternal torment? What faith do I need for today? What could God be waiting for to end the world?
The Central Ministry Center of the Chicago Church of Christ presented a powerful set of sermons this summer on Heaven, Hell, Faith and the Speed His Coming. You can download, listen and share them for your quiet times, car rides, exercise inspiration, etc.
"Speed His Coming" was originally delivered at the 1988 Midwest Evangelism Seminar in Chicago the first time God filled the Medinah Auditorium with 4,000 people. It has been my most requested and most commented on sermon. The newest version is an update for our churches today.
To create the greatest worldwide worship service ever for God's glory, Jesus taught the original disciples to pray a petition for God’s reign to be over all the earth.
“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
I am fascinated with time. Not simply in the sense that there never seems to be enough of it, but rather the means of leveraging its properties. I am fascinated that we only ever have this one point in time with which to do anything. It’s as if the eternal nature of our souls, while suspended in these earthly bodies must focus the entire singularity of eternity along this thin rail we call time, from the first heartbeat to the last.
"Our Father in heaven..."
From start to finish, this model prayer contains many thoughts to stir worship and praise to our Father in heaven. This is the second short devotional reflecting on these inspired, prayerful words uttered by the King of Kings. As we get our heart and thoughts into the word of God, may the word of God get into our thoughts and hearts.
When we share the gospel, we want it to be as clear and simple as possible. Paul asked people to pray for him in Colossians 4:4 in his evangelism : "Pray that I may proclaim it clearly as I should."
"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name..."
From start to finish, this model prayer contains many thoughts to stir worship and praise to our Father in heaven. This will be the first of a series of short devotionals on these inspired, prayerful words uttered by the King of Kings. As we get our heart and thoughts into the word of God, may the word of God get into our thoughts and hearts.