Here are some thoughts from Local Church Evangelism, edited by David Wright and Alastair Gray. Worship comes first. “Praise is the primary form of the communication, the sheer enjoyment of the grace of God in our lives – all other communication is an overflow of this, the spread of its scent, affirming in appropriate ways, […]Read More Looking up to God and looking out to our community
“Come to him … be yourselves built into a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:4-5). This speaks to us of personal conversion and life in fellowship with God’s people. The life of holiness, to which we are called, is to be lived in fellowship with God’s people. We are to encourage one another to live a […]Read More Faith, Holiness, Worship And Witness
“Fulfil your vows” (Nahum 1:15). * Faith We’re going to think together about our Church membership vows. These vows can be summarized in five words: Faith, Worship, Devotions, Giving, Witness. The first vow is the foundation upon which the others are built. The other four vows are the practical implications of the first vow: our […]Read More Fulfil your vows.
We look at the first seven chapters of John’s Gospel. Our seven words are (1) Who; (2) What; (3) Wind; (4) Worship; (5) Wholeness; (6) Word; (7) Witness. (1) Who is Jesus? Chapter 1: (a) the Word (v. 1); (b ) God (v. 1); (c) the life (v. 4); (d) the light of men (v. […]Read More Seven Words On Seven Chapters (John 1-7)
– We are to be believers in Christ. We receive the Spirit by faith (Galatians 3:14). – We are to be followers of Christ. We are to live the life of a disciple. We must always remember that “faith without works is dead” (James 2:17). True faith expresses itself in a changed life – “I […]Read More “What are we to be in Christ?”
We ask the question, “How are we to worship God?” We must also ask the question, “How are we to witness for Him?” Worship and witness belong together. * Worship which does not lead to witness is incomplete. True worship does not end the moment you step outside of the church building. True worship shapes […]Read More Worship and Witness
In all of our witnessing for Christ, we must never forget that the Christian’s concern is not simply with winning an argument but with leading others in the entirety of their existence to faith in Christ.In our witness for Christ, the most important thing is love. The importance of having love in all that we […]Read More Witnessing For Christ