Worship: For Heaven’s Sake Having discussed studying the Bible precept upon precept, next was line upon line. “Line upon line,” means word upon word, says Pastor Flemons, as he quoted Psalm 19:1-4, after asking two important questions: What shape is the earth? And What shape is the world?
If you see a Scripture, he says, read the text above it and below it. Never isolate a verse and pull it away from its context. Using Acts 10:1-6, 9-19, and verse 28, he illustrated what happens when you fail to do that and why you shouldn’t. It’s about our attitude, as well, he says. Isaiah 29:13 lets us know that our attitude determines our altitude in understanding God’s Word.
In its teachings, the Bible is consistent from Genesis to Revelation, says Pastor Flemons. We just need to be humble and be willing to follow wherever Christ leads, even if it means leaving our mother church.
Worship: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that you can relieve stress with diet. A diet of sugary foods causes the body to assume and remain in a fight-or-flight state of being. The body can endure long abuse. However, over time abuse debilitates the body. Blood pressure is raised. Heart rate is increased. Muscles remain tense.
The way out is a total plant-based, whole foods diet, says Pastor Flemons. He says you should eat lots of raw foods, lots of vegetables, and whole grains. Vary the grains, he says. Especially include quinoa and millet and cous cous. They are high in the B vitamins, he says.
He also advises eating lots of sprouts. He specifically named alfalfa sprouts, but encourages eating other kinds of sprouts as well. By all means, however, you must stop eating sugary foods. Even naturally sweetened fruits may need to be avoided until the body has been reset.
Chia seeds in grape juice is a wonderful treat and way to include the omegas in the diet. Omegas also reduce stress. Pastor Flemons shared a quick and easy recipe for gelling chia seeds in grape juice or in a stevia sweetened lemonade for those with sugar restrictions. He says, “It’s delicious!”
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TOPICS THIS WEEK – February 24 – March 2
Worship Sunday – How to Study the Bible, Part 1; Monday – How to Study the Bible, Part 2; Tuesday – How to Study the Bible, Part 3; Wednesday – How to Study the Bible, Part 4
Wellness Sunday – Less Is More; Monday – Elderberry Better Than Flu Shot; Tuesday – Relieve Stress with Exercise; Wednesday – How to Relieve Stress with Diet
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Words of Encouragement
Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 64.)
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 60.)