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, March 20, 2017

20th


     Matthew 10:1-4 the names of the disciples

Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

 

Interesting about the naming of the disciples is that the gospels do not actually agree.  If you were to put them side by side the names of the 12 disciples are slightly different.  This may bother some people; others explain that many people were known by different names (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek were all languages of the day) so they are not really different people.  I find it to be comforting that there are differences.  It allows us to better connect and bring ourselves into the story.  As followers of Christ we are called to do all that the disciples do; from learning from Christ to following Jesus to the cross, from going out to spread the Good News to standing in awe of the Risen Lord.  We are called to not just sit on the side lines of the Bible but to engage the Bible in a conversation, a conversation that includes us.  We are disciples.  You and me, me and you!  Identify the most important lesson you have learn from Jesus – be it to be more confident, to find strength, to trust in the Lord, to forgive and let go, or perhaps to love.