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Tuesday: Worshiping What You Know Not — 2 Comments

  1. Jason, thank you for your article that reinforces what the Sabbath School lesson had to say.

    It wasn’t just the woman at the well that Jesus was trying to refocus by His comments. There are other times and circumstances He did the same with His disciples although I don’t really believe His statement about the temple was one of them. As a church we tend to understand that statement as a historical one rather than dealing with theology.

    Here is a few of those other refocusing statements:

    “Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, ‘Who do men say that I am?’ So they answered, ‘John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered and said to Him, ‘You are the Christ’" (Mark 8:27-29 NKJV).
    Knowing Peter’s often quick knee jerk response, I rather doubt that Peter really understood the significance of what he said. To me the interesting thing is how Jesus drew His disciples to that statement.

    “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live’” (John 11:25 NKJV). The context of this text is interesting. At this juncture in Christ’s ministry as late as it was; I don’t think any of His disciples really understood exactly who Jesus was. To them He was their friend and God’s anointed one (Messiah) and the one who was to sit on David’s throne. I don’t see them understanding that their friend actually was God Himself. That is a concept Jesus was trying to put across to them in verse 25.

    "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me” (John 5:39 NKJV). So the whole Old Testament points to Jesus! And what can we say about the road to Emmaus.

  2. Our salvation is too much near,all who are journing home must totally self surrender & look to Jesus at all times.Thats the worship needed now .Our time is too short to waste(Rom13:12,13)


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