A Discussion about the Sabbath 01-21-18

Good morning everyone. We have come a long way but we still have a long way to go. Don’t forget to keep the dream that Martin Luther King had alive. As I started this day the thought of why we do certain things at certain times popped in my head. There are many reading this very message that don’t have a clue who Dr. King was or what he did. Some where not born during the time of “the struggle” or some maybe just don’t care. Some may think that he wasn’t all that. To those I say take this time to read and study about the man God used to help start a movement to free people of color from blatant discrimination. As I said earlier, the struggle continues. Most times we do things out of tradition and not know what or who started the tradition and we sometimes get very legalistic about the situation. Now we are going to the manual to get an example and my hope is that we all get something out of it.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, You have instructed me through your word to not be anxious, worrisome, overly concerned for any thing…but instead to bring everything to you in prayer and thanksgiving. If I do this, you have promised me that your peace, which passes all understanding, shall keep my heart and mind through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7). I come to you now for myself and on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ, and  for those who suffer so much due to anxiety and depression. I pray that you will fill us with your peace; that you will touch our minds and remind us that we do not need to worry. You are our God and maker. You will handle it for us. Worrying does no good. May we lean into you, talk with you, spend time in your Word and before the throne of grace. May we fellowship with other believers, those who will encourage us, even more so as the day approaches. Right now, this day, we give you our concerns and ask that you will work out all to our good and your glory. Thank you, Father, for loving us and carrying our burdens. Thank you, Father, for providing our needs. Thank you, Father, for Jesus Christ our Savior and the hope He has given. For its in His name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

A Discussion about the Sabbath


Mark 2:23-28

One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grain fields, his disciples began breaking off heads of grain to eat. But the Pharisees said to Jesus, “Look, why are they breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?” Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He went into the house of God (during the days when Abiathar was high priest) and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests are allowed to eat. He also gave some to his companions.” Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”

Quote of the Day

A church that sets out to win over the world is tempted to divest itself of everything that might offend the world, to promise forgiveness without confession and renewal without repentance. It markets joy without awe and love without accountability for justice. Some compromise is inevitable, but a congregation needs to be aware of the point at which its compromises begin it serve itself more than God.

Daniel Frankforter






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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