Mission Statement

Cyber Sabbath's goal is to begin to mend the division between Christ and the world (society) that Church has created through reflections, sermons and devotionals

Cyber Sabbath is a place for the stifled Christian voice to be heard. Media gives way to much time to the extremist - over looking the theologically educated and/or the moderates in favor of what sells their view point. Here, politics aside, a pastor reflects on God's voice in every day life.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

25th

  Mathew 18: 6-7 stumbling blocks
“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!


Woe to the one who puts stumbling blocks in front of others.  We are called as Disciples to pave the way for Christ.  We are not called to make other people’s lives harder.  This however is often a practice.  How often do you give someone a task, perhaps not that necessary just to “see” if they are competent?  With our relationships how often do we play games that put walls up between us and others?   In this passage we are reminded that we shouldn’t be doing that.  As disciples we should be making a path smooth stone not a rocky path that trips people up.   Or perhaps you are on the other end of this?  Perhaps you feel that rocky stones are put before you, find a smoother path!  A true disciple would not be setting a rocky path.     

Friday, March 24, 2017

24th


1.       Matthew 16: 24-28 Kingdom of God

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

 

Lent is a wonderful time for us to reflect on what it means that our Lord is Risen.  Advent we prepare for the birth of Christ and what it means for us to truly be ready to have Jesus in our life.  Lent however Jesus is here, we rejoice in that fact!  We also look toward the end of the story – the resurrection, Easter morning.  How wonderful it is to know that through our Risen Christ not only are our sins forgiving but that he opened the way to the Kingdom of Heaven!  That is something we must rejoice in; but also reflect on.  What does that mean for us?  What does that promise truly mean in our lives?  Is the promise something we look forward to or fear?