What do you do with a violent man? (Acts 8-9)

September 18, 2020

 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison. Acts 8:3

Brothers and sisters, I did not get very far in Acts 8 before God arrested my heart and mind. This past Tuesday I listened to a message on this text by a pastor who entitled the message, Crisis and lift. He said in the message, “the crisis was the persecution and the lift was the church launching outside Jerusalem with the gospel.”

Here is how Acts 8 begins: “A great persecution arose against the church.”

As I considered what was taking place, my mind went directly to the one guy who was spearheading the persecution. This man was Saul. According to Galatians 1:13-14, he was a violent man. According to his own self-witness we discover the following about this violent man:

  • He was advancing toward the highest position in Judaism.
  • He worked harder to protect and propagate his beliefs than did anyone of his contemporaries.
  • He felt a personal calling to destroy the church.

Question: What would you do with such a violent man? Here are three suggestions:

  1. Pray for such people.

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44.

2. Trust in the divine revelation of God.

11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel.[c]12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. Galatians 1:11-12

3. Share the gospel when the door is opened by God. I Peter 3:15

Take the time to read the account of Saul’s conversion in Acts 9. If the gospel could reach Saul it has the power to reach anyone. Be encouraged today to pray, trust God, and to share the gospel with those who seem the hardest to reach.

It could be your Saul will become a Paul. This is the power of the gospel.

When It Get’s Personal (Acts 7)

September 17, 2020

54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. Acts 7:54

Has anyone ever blasted you in a conversation only to end the blasting by gazing into your eyes and saying, please don’t take this personally? I am sure most of us have had this experience. When I was a younger man, I took everything personally. In my sinful state I considered everything said about me as an attack on my ministry. But then I came to realize it was not my ministry.

When that reality came, things changed in my life. Now the blasting did not stop, but my response changed. Here is what Jesus had to say about our discussion:

11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12

In Acts 7 we find the story of Stephen who had gotten in trouble for the gospel (See Acts 6 and yesterdays blog). In chapter 7 we read Stephen’s defense and we read about Stephen’s death.

Here a suggested outline of the chapter:

  1. Stephen simply recounted the steps of his ancestors, 7:1-50.
  2. Stephen confronted the sins of his people, 7:51-52.

The nation of Israel had been prideful and rebellious since their very beginning. Even Stephen’s own generation had followed in the same sinful path. In each generation Israel had either persecuted or murdered God’s messengers culminating in the crucifixion of Jesus.

At this point the people were angered by the truth they heard. The light that was shinning on their darkness, cut them and they pushed back. The anger began to boil over. Suddenly the crowd erupted and they began to pick up stones to kill Stephen.

At the same time we see Stephen in a totally different frame of mind. The man of God was:

  • Filled with the Spirit.
  • Focused on Heaven. Stephen saw the Glory of God and he saw Jesus standing in Heaven ready to receive Stephen home.
  • Filled with forgiveness in his heart.

Stephen was modeling what one Christ-hater would one day write:

12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:12-17

Oh the different response we can have when we are walking in Christ. Brothers and sisters, I have come to realize every moment of every day is to be personal.

Each moment is our moment to be different from the world and to be a delight in God’s eyes so that He can use us as His light bearer’s in the world.

How to Get in Trouble (Acts 6)

September 16, 2020

15 And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel. Acts 6:15

As a little boy, my grandfather was a giant in my life. I loved the way he always showed kindness to not only his own grandchildren but to every child that came into his country store. One of his sayings, when he sensed you were about to do something to get in trouble was this: “come over here where you can stay out of trouble.”

In God’s Word Jesus calls us to come over to him where we can get out of trouble: Matthew 11:28-30

The above sounds so amazing, that is until you try to live for Him in a troubled world. You and I have come to Jesus in-order to have peace with God and also the peace of God. But we must admit, this peace is not without trouble.

Let us understand this: the trouble now comes from a different source with a different goal. Trouble comes from our enemy who is Satan. He is the one who desires for our lives to be filled with trouble. Satan’s focus is simply to take us away from the purpose of God in our lives.

We see this in Acts 6 where we read about the beginning of the ministry of the first deacons (servants) of the church. Seven men were chosen to serve the needs of the people so that the Apostles could serve the people through prayer and through teaching the Word of God.

We notice Luke’s description of the seven men who were chosen:

  • They were men who had godly reputations among the people.
  • They were men who were filled with the Holy Spirit.
  • They were men who were filled with the wisdom of God in their daily lives.

One of those seven men was a man by the name of Stephen. God chose to use him in an amazing ministry. Here is what Scripture records about his ministry:

And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people

I can see him ministering to the sick and the poor. I can see him praying for and seeing the healing of many people. I hear him sharing the gospel and I can hear the cries of people saying, Lord, save me. I watch in my mind families being restored and demons being cast out.

By the way, this is how a person gets in trouble in a wicked world. The Bible records the activity of Satan in Acts 6. We read about Satan’s filling the religious leaders with jealously. These leaders incite the crowd to participate in a crooked mocked up trial that ends (chapter 7) with Stephen being murdered.

Several questions fill my thoughts:

  1. What kind of world must it have been where people hated those who loved them? We know it was a world filled with darkness.
  2. What possible purpose could God have in allowing Stephen to be murdered? We know the blood of the saints became the seeds of the church. Stephens witness would lead many to follow Jesus.
  3. What type of faith is required to live in dark times?

Some might respond to the last question by saying, we need a faith like Stephen’s. But wait, I am not Stephen and I cannot duplicate anyone else’s life. But here is what I can do:

  • I can evidence a faith that is fully submitted to the Holy Spirit.
  • I can evidence a faith that loves the souls of men.
  • I can evidence a faith that impacts as I serve at the pleasure of our Sovereign lord.

I wrote the following in my journal: “Small faith becomes strong faith when tempered in the fires of adversity.”

I guess my grandfather was right when he said, come over here and get out of trouble. It is Jesus who calls us to come over to Him and to get out of trouble by getting into trouble for the right reasons.

I believe Paul must have understood this through Stephens testimony. Paul later made this strong faith statement:

13 Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

I really do not know what trouble you are in today. However, I do know if you are in it for the right reasons, get ready for great things to happen as your faith gets stronger!!!

The Power of Surrender (Acts 4-5)

September 15, 2020

24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, Acts 4:24

Sixteen days ago JFBC committed to 21 days of fasting and prayer. Our goal was simply to align ourselves with the purposes of our Sovereign Lord. These days have been for me, the most impactful days of fasting and praying in my life.

Brothers and sisters, when Christians in unity come together to surrender to God’s purposes, a new way of life becomes evident and the people of God begin to live in this new way of life.

Adrian Rogers explained this better than I can when he said, “this new life is not a life where you surrender your will to God. It is a life where God’s will is your will.”

In Acts 4 we see an example of this. We read the story of how the Apostles were challenged by the leaders of Israel for simply preaching the Word in the Temple (Acts 3). The leaders arrest Peter and John and place them in the High Priests jail (strange to even write that last sentence).

On the next day these men were called to to give the reasons for their actions in Acts 3. Notice what happens when people are surrendered to God:

  • Peter boldly proclaims the gospel being filled with the Holy Spirit.
  • Peter boldly reveals his connection with Jesus. The people realize these men had spent their lives with Jesus.
  • Peter’s loyalty to Jesus is seen in proclaiming, we must obey Jesus.

The Jewish leaders had no other option but to let these men go. Luke records what happened next: Check out Acts 4:23-31.

The prayer meeting began with praise to the Sovereign Lord!!! These brothers and sisters knew who was in charge of all they were facing. In this prayer we see the power of surrender:

  1. The church surrendered to God’s way of carrying out His mission in the world.
  2. The church saw God’s hand in every second of every day. God was in charge of nations and its leaders.
  3. The church only sought for the power to carry out God’s plan.

This is why we read of a powerful church being formed. God always lends His resources to those who are surrendered to His will.

Today, join with all of God’s people and cry out, Oh Sovereign Lord, I surrender!!!

Brothers and sisters, power is coming!!! Victory is ours when we live a life where our will is His will!!!

Standing Up (Acts 2-3)

September 14, 2020

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. Acts 2:14

As my eyes once again came to rest in the books of Acts, I could hardly contain the joy in my heart as I anticipated reading Acts 2-3. When one first reads this text, he or she discovers a number of first for the New Testament Church:

  • There was the first giving of the Holy Spirit.
  • There was the first sermon.
  • There was the first converts, 3000 souls.
  • There was the first miracle (Acts 3).

Brothers and sisters there are many other firsts, but these stand out to me. Now some who are reading this might be thinking, this is not the first time that these things happened. We see these acts of God throughout the Bible.

This is so true, but we must remember that this is the beginning of the church in Acts 2. It was the first time for these things to happen in the church because it was just formed by Jesus.

Question: Are the first things still happening in the church where you serve?

The Bible teaches us that it was Peter who preached the first sermon in the church. As He begins, it is so clear that Peter is speaking in the power of the Holy Spirit. Here is how he began his message:

“Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.[b] 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    and your young men shall see visions,
    and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

The key to your church experiencing the first things is in your connection to the Holy Spirit. The prophet Joel promised the day would come (Joel 2:28-32)) when the Holy Spirit would come and reside with power in every true believer.

This happened on the Day of Pentecost. As Peter began the first sermon, he began here with the Holy Spirit. Here is what you need to know about the Holy Spirit:

  1. All who come to Jesus in surrender receive the Holy Spirit.

2. All who come come to Jesus in surrender are empowered with the gifts of the Holy Spirit:

a. The Holy Spirit empowers the church with leaders who prophecy (give forth the truth of God’s Word).

b. The Holy Spirit empowers the church with people who have understanding (vision) for our day.

c. The Holy Spirit empowers the church to have vision for their day and into the future.

It was obvious that Peter was preaching in the power of the Holy Spirit. Brothers and sisters, God has called you and I to experience the same firsts as did the first church. It is all about surrender.

I ask to join me in praying for understanding concerning this surrender. Tomorrow we will discover more about surrender.

Wasting Time (Acts 1)

September 11, 2020

11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11

As I knocked on the door of the house I was visiting, no one answered. I waited for a moment and then knocked a second time. As I completed the knock, I suddenly heard a voice across the street saying, “you are wasting your time, no one is home.”

Immediately I turned around to see who owned the voice. As I looked across the street, my eyes fell upon a teenager. It was obvious that this teenage guy was being nice to me. In an instant the Lord impressed on my heart, go and talk with him. He is the reason I brought you to this street. Within a few minutes this teenager came to know Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior.

Question: Was I wasting my time knocking on a door where no one was home?

Because you know the what happened next part of the story you would respond to my question with a no. But what would you have given as your answer, if you did not know the next part of the story?

Here is my point: We never waste any time when we are genuinely surrendered to walk where God calls us to walk.

In Acts one we are introduced to the beginning story of the New Testament Church. Each of you are familiar with Jesus final address to the church. In one sense it was the end of the beginning of the church’s ministry. Let you eyes feast on Jesus last words before ascending to the Father:

He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 

To this very hour, Jesus final address has been the marching orders for the church. For those who genuinely live by this assignment, their days are filled with importance. Such people will not be found wasting their days.

All of this leads me back to my question. Was I wasting time when I knocked on the door of someone who was not home? Here is the deal, if I was genuinely on mission with God, it was not a waste of time.

Not only did I get to lead a guy to Christ across the street, but I left material from the church in the door for the family who was not home. When they arrived at home, they were moved by the care of a church who would come to their home. This family is now faithfully serving the Lord in our church.

Please get this: Nothing is wasted when it is done in surrender and obedience to Christ!!!

Here is how I try to live each day:

  1. Every morning I begin my day in conference with God receiving my assignments for the day.
  2. Each day I attempt to live in surrender to His leading to complete my assignments.
  3. Each ay I come to end reviewing with God the day. Oh what a joy to lay down and sleep in peace.

As You Are Going (Matthew 28)

September 10, 2020

10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” Matthew 28:10

Several weeks ago in Beirut Lebanon, a major explosion took place at the port. There was extreme damage and lives were lost. Within minutes news outlets from around the world were reporting the events. Suddenly Beirut Lebanon was in the world spotlight.

Weeks have passed and for much of the world, Beirut has gone out of their minds. But for the people who have been affected by this tragedy their lives are forever changed.

Consider the people in the spotlight of Matthew 28. First there is Jesus who was raised from the dead and then after 40 days He ascended back to the Father in Heaven. Jesus last words recorded before going to the Father were these:

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Consider the women who were the first to hear of Jesus Resurrection. Jesus met them on the road and said, “Go tell the disciples…”

Consider the guards at the tomb who fainted when Jesus was raised from the dead. These went to the elders and reported the news. The elders chose to reject the news and then they paid to have the news covered up.

Consider the 11 disciples who heard the news and who saw the resurrected Jesus. The Bible records in the book of Acts how the Apostles carried the gospel to ends of their world.

If I had to give headings to the people who heard the news of Jesus resurrection, it would be like this:

  1. There were those who heard the news and rejected the news.
  2. There were those who head the news and believed the news.

Notice how both groups responded differently: Those who rejected the news covered it up and moved on. But those who believed the news went out and told others the news.

This morning, I have heard the news, Jesus is alive!!! The first time I heard it was over 50 years ago and still today it is the best news and the most impactful news I have ever heard. Each day I am called to share this news because it is fresh news because people are being saved because of Jesus.

I love the lines of that wonderful hymn: Jesus saves. They fit this today:

1. We have heard a joyful sound,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the gladness all around:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land,
climb the steeps and cross the waves;
onward! ’tis our Lord’s command:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

2. Waft it on the rolling tide,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, ye islands of the sea,
echo back, ye ocean’s caves;
earth shall keep her jubilee:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

3. Sing above the battle’s strife,
Jesus saves, Jesus saves.
By his death and endless life,
Jesus saves. Jesus saves!
Sing it softly through the gloom,
when the heart for mercy craves;
sing in triumph o’er the tomb,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

4. Give the winds a mighty voice,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free
to every strand that ocean laves;
this our song of victory,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

I want to believe? (John 20-21)

September 9, 2020

29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. John 20:29

As this couple sat in front of their 60-inch flat screen tv, it was with sadness that they looked at each other and almost at the same time commented, “I don’t know what to believe.” I wonder, do you find yourself struggling to figure out what is true and what is not true?

In John 20 the disciples were struggling with what to believe. Jesus had died and now the reports were coming in that He had risen from the dead. It was first the women who had been at the tomb who came. Peter and John had never known them to lie, so they went and found the tomb empty. The Bible says, “John believed,” 20:8. But the other disciples were still in doubt.

It was Mary of Magdale who also was struggling to believe (20:11-19). She was so broken by Jesus death that she did not at first recognize Him. But when she did, she went to the disciples with amazing news: “I have seen the Lord.”

Brothers and sisters, even in Jesus day, people were struggling to figure out what was true and what was not true. In our day, we wonder does our media ever tell the entire truth. In this election year we wonder, does either presidential candidate tell the entire truth? We have breakfast with someone and we wonder, are they telling the entire truth. We attend church or we watch it online and we wonder, is this the truth.

Every day you and I have to decide what we believe. Maybe you find yourself in a situation where you really don’t know what is true and what is not true. Here is one thing I know I can believe every moment of every day: I can believe in His Word.

Notice how Jesus overcame the disciples doubts: He revealed Himself to them. He came into the room where they were meeting and He said: “Peace be with you.”

Oh my friends, Jesus was the peace in the room that led them to have peace outside the room. I want you to truly get this: You can trust the prince of peace.

Brothers and sisters, God’s Word is truth. John 17:17 “Your Word is truth.”

Brothers and sisters, God’s Word always passes the test. Matt. 7:24-26. It stands the test.

Brothers and sisters, God’s Word transforms our ways of thinking, acting, and living, Rom. 12:1-2.

Brothers and sisters, God’s Word gives us discernment and wisdom, II Timothy 3:16.

In every room where Jesus entered, peace and perspective came to those who believed!!! Today, our enemy spreads fake news into our minds and hearts (I Cor. 11:3). His goal is to take you away from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

2000 years ago, Jesus peace was enough for the church. Today, I write to you, His peace is enough for us. “Trust in the Lord forever, because in the Lord, the Lord Himself, is an everlasting rock,” Isaiah 26:4

Oh how I challenge you to be in His Word every day-Start the Day with the Word. Stay in the Word through-out the day by hiding it in your heart where the Devil cannot take it away. Walk in faith in the Word knowing He keeps His promises!!!

The Passion We Need (Luke 24)

September 8, 2020

32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” Luke 24:32

As my eyes focused on Luke 24:32, I could not keep from speaking out loud. I was taken back that I actually spoke out loud so early in the morning. I wondered if I had awakened Sherry and John. But I could not contain myself. I just had to say, “Lord, I want my heart to burn this way. I want to have passion to meet with Jesus.”

Even as I write, I don’t know if Sherry and John are awake, but I am awake!!! I am right now asking God to speak to me so that I can know, obey, and share with others what He shares with me.

In Luke 24 the followers of Christ had been crushed by the events of the cross. When Jesus met the two disciples on the road, Luke records they were still sad (Vs: 18). Luke later comments, “they had lost all hope,” (Vs: 22).

As I consider those two followers of Christ, they lead me to consider Christians in our day. I think sadness and a loss of hope accurately describe many within the Christian family. I offer to you what Jesus said all those years ago to these sad and discouraged disciples:

 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”

Brothers and sisters, do you and I believe the Bible?

  • Jesus said He would suffer and He did. The prophets said He would, Isaiah 53.
  • Jesus said He would die and rise from the dead and He did, Mark 8:31; Luke 24:1-6.
  • Jesus said His church would suffer (John 15:17-21) and she has and continues to suffer (I Peter 3:14-21).
  • Jesus said His church would prevail and she is (Matthew 16:18).
  • Jesus said He would be with us and He is (Matt. 28:18-20).
  • Jesus said He would return and He will (Acts 1:8-11).

Do you believe these things? I know you just responded with a yes. But here is reality:

Some days we allow the circumstances around us to choke out the convictions within us.

Please allow me to challenge you to lean into God in days when you don’t feel like it. God’s people need daily time with God in prayer. When we pray consistently, God moves in and we move forward.

E.M. Bounds gives us great insight into our subject for the day:

“No learning can make up for the failure to pray, no earnestness, no diligence, not study, not gifts will supply its lack.”

When you and I get too busy to pray we get bogged down in a powerless life. But when we enter our closets and pray, Gods power is released into our lives!!! Oh, Father I want to live a passionate life with you and for you!!!

When the Sabbath Passes (John 19; Mark 16)

September 7, 2020

16 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.  Mark 16:1

Each time I read Mark 16:1 I pause and reflect on the phrase: “When the Sabbath was past…” Here are some headlines from the day after the Sabbath past: Jesus arose early on the first day of the week, 16:9. The discouraged women were forever changed. The disciples struggled to believe that Jesus was indeed raised from the dead.

These were just a few of the headlines when the Sabbath was past.

Now, for a few moments consider with me the hours leading up to when the Sabbath began. John 19 is my reference point for our consideration:

  • Jesus was beaten beyond recognition, 19:1-5.
  • Jesus became a rejected king, 19:6-16.
  • Jesus became our crucified Lord and Savior, 19:17-30.
  • Jesus died and was buried in the tomb of Joseph, 19:31-42.

As the Sabbath began when the sun went down on that good Friday, I cannot imagine the anguish the disciples and other followers were in. The Savior of the world had died. Even though Jesus had told them on three occasion’s that this would happen. They hoped the Sabbath would not come.

Brothers and sisters, in our lifetimes we will face many Sabbath’s events and experiences. The question is, do we believe Christ has the power to get us beyond our Sabbath experiences.

The disciples in disbelief wondered if Jesus could come-out of the grave. Had they forgotten the Son of the widow in Luke 7? Had they overlooked the daughter of the religious leader being raised from the dead in Luke 8? And how could they forget Lazarus raising from the dead in John 11?

Brothers and sisters, sometimes our Sabbath experiences can be so dark that we forget what we know to be true.

Take heart from Mark 16:

And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 

Because He lives you and I have living power to get beyond every Sabbath experience. Here is how John communicates this truth to us:

4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? I John 5:4-5

Here are three actions to take from what we have read today:

  1. Seek the Lord’s resurrection power in your Sabbath moment.
  2. Claim God’s victory over your life.
  3. Share with others what the Lord has done in your Sabbath moments.