LET'S GET TO WORK - The BodyShop Part 3

God gives power to the Church.  The Church gives power to the members.  The means by which this power is distributed is called LITURGY.

That was the main message in our 3rd message in The BodyShop series as we continue to look at the different markers that make a healthy member of the Body of Christ.  This week's topic...LITURGY, our communal response to God.

We talked about WHAT liturgy means (much more than a just bunch of prayers said in a church building on Sunday mornings).  We talked about WHY liturgy is something we should desire to be part of (it gets results, it brings joy, it prepares us for heaven).  And at a very practical level, we discussed HOW we can get the most out of liturgy (hint: it requires more than just showing up).

So check out the message above and hopefully it'll open your eyes to a new level of worship and prayer as a member in Christ's Body.

Liturgical Prayer - Extreme Makeover PRAYER Edition, Part 8

"Liturgical prayer is where we exchange our life for the life of Jesus Himself."

Wrapped up the Extreme Makeover: PRAYER Edition series yesterday and we finished with a bang!  The highest room in the house - the place of most intimacy and oneness with God - LITURGICAL PRAYER.

Check out the video below to see what Liturgical prayer is all about, where it came from, and most importantly, what the result of that prayer is when done according to God's instructions.

And, as always, if anything stands out to you and you think it's worth sharing, be sure to use the hashtag #PrayerMakeover when you share it.

Spiritual Sweat Part 6 - WORSHIP

Worship - a word that means many different things to many different people.  Yesterday I spoke about what the word means to God and what God is looking for when it comes to us worshiping Him.  From the earliest days, who/what you worshiped determined whether or not you belonged to God's family or not.  The people of God worshiped the One True God and they did so in the way in which He prescribed.  We need to check our worship to make sure it's in line with what God is looking for today.  

Take a look at yesterday's message, the 6th part in the Spiritual Sweat series, and let me know what you think.