Fully engaged in drawing together
Posted: 20 October 2017
Christian worship is an act of defiance. It is the daring [statement], in the midst of a lost, divided, unbelieving and disordered world, that despite appearances to the contrary, evil has been defeated and has forfeited its dream of conquest. Sin does not have the last word... Christ has conquered... All this is to be anticipated in our weekly worship experience.
— Bruce Milne
Last Sunday I launched a new series called Worship in Every Direction. It's based on the idea that worship involves our whole selves and our whole lives in ascribing worth to the God who made us and redeemed us. If you missed the message, go and check it out here.
This Sunday we are looking at what it means to worship God by drawing together. In an age of busyness and of virtual reality, never before have we so needed the reminder that the church is the gathering of God's people physically, who meet in His presence, hearing His word, indwelt by His spirit so that they might love, serve and build each other up. You might like to have a read of Hebrews 12:18-13:8 as preparation for church on Sunday.
Also, don't forget to get your copy of the series guide which has daily reading notes, next steps, and space to take notes during the sermon and your community groups. You can get a pdf version here.
Finally, I want to wish the best to all the women going along to the Girls' Getaway this weekend. You're in for a great time, and I'm praying God would use the weekend to strengthen relationships and build spiritual depth.