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.

Monday, October 24, 2011

My first post on my "new and improved" blog

It is interesting that this weeks reading is on hypocrites (Matt 23: 1-12). It is for this reason that I feel so passionate about starting this blog.  For I fear that somewhere in the trying to live like Christ, somewhere in the hope that we go to heaven and are not damned to hell, somewhere in the last 2000 years we have lost the message that Christ worked so hard to spread.  THE MESSAGE OF LOVE.  Just as the Pharisees had lost sight of the God for the average person so too have we as Christians lost sight of the God of grace.  We are so involved with trying to control our own destiny, that we have lost sight of the fact that God is in control. This need to know, this need for control and this fear of the unknown has led us to make huge generalizations, take the bible out of context and corrupt the Word.  The Word is suppose to be Living.  But it cannot live if we do not engage the Word in conversation - authentic and real conversation.  We have created black and white rules for following a religious leader who lived beyond the rules and who turned them upside down.  We have created a saved versus the damned scenario in which we have become the judges and at times placing ourselves before Christ.  This has to stop - Jesus is today calling us out!  Saying we have let ourselves fall into the very same hypocritical place that the Pharisees were.  Yet, there is still time to change! So let us begin to live today with a new purpose - a purpose meant to spread love. Amen