What glorious time we had at last night's revival!
Our revivalist, Bobby Scott, set the tone early in his message for what I am calling a very powerful and relevant sermon for churches of all ages. In his intro our speaker pointed out that the essence of worship is us giving to God and, therefore, that we should not come before God empty handed. One thing that he said in his introduction that really stuck with me is that when we gather together as God's redeemed people, it is for the purpose of meeting God. We should come before Him with reverence, praise and thanksgiving. I see the praise, I hear the giving of thanks, but where is the reverence for God in the church today?
Our revivalist used 1 Timothy 3:14-15 as his background Scripture for how we are to conduct ourselves in the church of God. His exposition primarily came from 1 Timothy chapter 2:1-15. From these verses, Pastor Scott showed us 5 ways God calls the church to offer Him acceptable worship:
- We need to pray, 1 Tim 2:1.
- We need to be holy, 1 Tim 2:8; Col 3:1-7.
- We need to adorn ourselves appropriately (When we worship, we are gathering to meet God. Our attitude and attire should reflect that) 1 Tim 2:9.
- We need to listen to and learn from God's word (In full submission) 1 Tim 2:11-14.
- We need to model Christ likeness, 1 Tim 4:11-12.
To my Peace Chapel family, thank you for your commitment to learning from God's word. Your return on this investment is going to be great!
There are still two more opportunities left for you to attend this revival, tonight at 7pm and Sunday at 3:30pm.
Tonight our revivalist will be clearing up some common misconceptions about worship. Do we have to speak in tongues to worship? What does my money have to do with my worship? Find out tonight at the revival.
Yours in His service,