This past Sunday, February 15 our Christian-Education classes at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, continued their studies: Our adults pursued their discussion and examination of Christ and Culture, and our Redeemer Kids persevered in their Catechism learning. To catch up in the adult class, read this handout used with last week’s discussion.
For our worship service at 10:30 am, our senior pastor continued preaching in Deuteronomy 12. He opened with some Valentine’s Day statistics of how much Americans spend on their loved ones, citing this Washington Post article. For when we love, we want to give; likewise, our worship of God should be the same way, as seen in Deuteronomy 12:5-7.
But you are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go; there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, what you have vowed to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks. There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you.
The last few weeks we’ve looked at several truths about worshiping God. This week, we heard that worship must be a time of sacrificial giving. Listen to the whole sermon here.