Its in St Paul’s letter to the Galatians that he talks about reaping what you sow. A familiar text. What may be less familiar is the connection St Paul makes between that sowing and serving.
Bible readers often consider Psalms on their own, as individual songs or poems or laments. In today’s sermon, Pastor Jerry Croyts concludes a two-part talk on Psalm 1 and 2. As he explains, these two Psalms most likely were written as one and were only divided into two by later editors. In Psalm 2, the author suggests we consider three conversations: one between the “kings of the earth”, a second is the contemplations of God in heaven, and then the psalmist himself is offering some thoughts to the reader.
When St Paul uses the word ‘finally’ in 2 Thessalonians 3 he actually means it! This is not always the case with St Paul. And so how does he summarize his letter to the Thessalonian believers? Pray and Obey. List as Jim Scullion walks us through the end of his series on the two letters to the Thessalonian believers.
Music. Songs. Singing. There is something about music which moves us in ways little or nothing else can do. Think of The Ohio State fight song; the lyrics alone may move some one a little, but combined with the music and you can have a whole lot of people energized! People who follow Christ are similarly moved, energized, consoled, and much more, with songs and singing. In fact, the Bible commands it, as Pastor Jeff explains.