Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

january 30, 2010

A little late in posting this weeks sermon notes blog.  Some weeks are just like that ….

(If you want to check out last weeks, click here)

Grab your Bible, as I won’t be posting all of the scriptures.  I  feel that it is important to look the scriptures up in your own Bible –  to stay familiar with the love letter that God has given to us.  (If you don’t have a Bible let me know.)

Read 2 Chronicles 5:13-14

When we gather together, Christ is present in our midst.   I have never seen a cloud though.  I believe there are levels/degrees in which the presence of God can be sensed.  I believe God touches the hearts of His people every time we gather to seek His face.  Whether it is visibly seen or not – God is at work.

The Spirit of Christ dwells in our hearts.  We gather in the spirit of unity.  God’s presence is here in a powerful way.  Scripture tells us that where two or three are gathered in His name, He is there.

Disunity hinders the presence of God.

Don’t let a bad morning keep you from coming.  But when you enter the sanctuary place your eyes on Jesus.  In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy.  Don’t leave  the way you came in.  We are changed in God’s presence.

As we move forward with the desire to grow in God, God is with us.  Every time we come together, God is here wanting to move in our midst.

Challenge:  You contribute your part — by joining together and by worshiping God.

“Worshipping God is not a spectator sport.”

Super bowl – yes that is a spectator sport for most.

“We do not gather together to watch people worship. ”

The power of God is manifest in our midst to the proportion of those who are entering in. 

When we gather together for worship –  participate.

You, from your heart, in spirit and in truth worship Him.  Acts tells us  ‘they were as one.’

Acts 1:4  & Acts 2:1    in one accord

God impacts our lives.  The power of God fills our hearts, fills this place, and then the power of God goes with us into the community.

Acts 4:23-31

There is power when the people of God gather for prayer.

We are called to be one in worship, one in prayer, and one in spreading the gospel.  We are called to share the message – proclamation of the love of God.

Come Celebrate – Go Proclaim!

til next time

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