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.
The visitor gave the invitation, “We’re from the local church, We’d like to invite you to join us at our church services. The reply was unhesitating – “I can worship without going to church.” The visitor, continuing to extend the invitation, said, “We’d like to strengthen your worship by giving you the opportunity to share […]Read More What are we doing when we gather together to worship God?
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 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
Many people, who never attend Church, claim to live by the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. They don’t make time for worshipping God, but they tell us that the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) is their favourite Bible passage. This is because the Beatitudes contains the ideals by which they live their lives. Are we […]Read More Let us worship the Saviour and live for Him.