READ “On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight. There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered. (Acts 20:7-8) THINK ‘Church is the people and not the meeting’, so the old adage goes. I guess this … Continue reading ACTS 20: DO WE REALLY NEED TO GATHER AGAIN AS A CHURCH?
“In the same way that, according to Jesus, you cannot find yourself until you lose yourself, so also you cannot find excellent corporate worship until you stop trying to find excellent corporate worship and pursue God himself.” D.A. Carson Continue reading A challenge from D.A. Carson on gathering for worship.
One of the most remarkable changes that I’ve seen, over my lifetime (I’m starting to sound a little old, aren’t I?), is the changing expectation people have around Sunday church services. When I was a kid, people were just there on a Sunday. I’m sure for some it was just religious duty, but for most of the people I knew it flowed from knowing the importance … Continue reading Kingdom Scheduling (p6): Gathering for Worship