Thoughts I’m wrestling with…

These are just some thoughts I’ve been wrestling with lately, mostly on account of my Emerging Trends in Worship class taught by Brad Andrews. I feel like God is just really working a lot of things out in me concerning the church and my role in it. I definitely don’t have all the answers, but would love to hear your thoughts. Here are some of the most recent thoughts rolling around in my head…

-How much time would Jesus spend in an office planning a weekend worship gathering

-Do you think that God created the Church as a community of believers who care for each other and are devoted to Him with the intentions of it later becoming an entertaining, hour-long service?

-Jesus’ biggest request was not that the Church would elect the right president or tell people they’re sinning, but that they would be ONE.

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”            Acts 2:42-47
-What sets a corporate worship gathering apart from our own personal devotions, and what is significant about each? 
-The Pareto Principle- 80% of our results flow from only 20% of our efforts. Why are we spending so much time in our offices, behind our closed church doors creating ways to get the unchurched to come to us instead of devoting more time going to them?
“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.'” Mark 16:15 

 

 

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~ by Brittany Howard on March 26, 2009.

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