Category Archives: Satisfaction Sundays

How can we find greater and greater satisfaction in God? By knowing that, through the work of Jesus Christ and the Spirit, God the Father finds great satisfaction in all who follow Jesus by faith in Him.

In this series I will be highlighting this amazing love as we read through His Word over the year.

God’s love for His people because of Christ should be our focus every day, but it’s especially appropriate for Sundays.

Most Christians observe the Lord’s Sabbath (rest) on Sunday probably because the early church intentionally moved their worship from the historic sixth day Sabbath to a first day Sabbath. (Acts 20:7 and 1 Corinthians 16:2) Why? In Old Testament times, they looked forward to the rest they would receive from God through the Messiah. Now we recognize that we look back on what the Messiah, Jesus, has accomplished in His death and resurrection. And we look forward to His return when we will come for His people to live with Him in perfect joy forever.

For Jesus said, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Luke 12:32-34)

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A Word for the Week: “Understanding” (Nehemiah 2:1-2)

In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king.  I had not been sad in his presence before, so the king … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Truth” (Luke 10:38-42)

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Trust” (Mark 10:17-26)

  23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”  And the disciples were amazed at his words.  But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Training” (1 Corinthians 10:1-6)

For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.  They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Thanks” (Luke 7:44-47)

Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman?  I came into your house.  You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Tension” (Matthew 18:14-20)

In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.  “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you.  If they listen to you, … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Symbols” (Philippians 2:5-8)

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Support” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:  If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.  Also, … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Structure” (Ephesians 4:11-16)

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Strength” (Exodus 17:11-13)

As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.  When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it.  … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Strategy” (Proverbs 6:6-8)

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!  It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. (Proverbs 6:6-8)   If you’d like to … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Stewardship” (1 Peter 5:1-4)

To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed:  Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Stability” (Matthew 7:24-27)

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Slake” (Isaiah 55:1-3)

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Sovereign” (Matthew 20:25-28)

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.  Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Silence” (1 Kings 19:11-13)

  And (the Lord) said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Sensitivity” (1 Corinthians 12:21-26)

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are … Continue reading

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Devotional topics on Resting, Wresting, and Wrestling in Christ: Paradoxes of Peace in the Wilderness of this World

Rest and peace sound wonderful, don’t they?  They are, of course. If I’m completely honest, though, when I think of those words I often think of longer weekends, less conflict, the occasional nap, and awesome times with awesome people.  The … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Safety” (Psalm 23:1-4)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside still waters.  He restores my soul.  He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Sacrifice” (Ephesians 5:1-2)

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2)   If you’d like to know more about who … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Risk” (Philippians 4:4-8)

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Restoration” (Revelation 22:1-5)

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Responsibilities” (Luke 15:4-7)

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?  And when he has … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Remember” (Revelation 2:2-5)

‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.  I know you … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Relevance” (John 8:31-32)

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)   If you’d like … Continue reading

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