CAN I GET A WITNESS? - The BodyShop Part 6

So often in our spiritual lives we talk about what we want God to do for us; but did you ever think about what you can do for Him?  Did you know that you hold the key to God's heart?  And that you have the ability to put an everlasting smile on His Face?

How?  The key to any father's heart is his children.  And as members of Christ's Body, we have the opportunity/responsibility to be witnesses of God's love to the world around us.  And that's what evangelism - the 5th and final pillar of a healthy church member - is all about.

God isn't looking for salesmen; He's looking for witnesses.  Check out the video above to find out what it means to be a witness and what we need to do to accomplish.


"God uses COMMUNITY to lead us to MATURITY."

God's plan for humanity has always been clear - that we "may GROW UP in all things into Him who is the head—Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).  As any parent, God isn't content for us to merely be born into His family; He desires that we would grow and reach the point of maturity.  His desire is that we wouldn't just grow OLD, but that we'd grow UP as well.

How does that maturity happen?  I believe that a major portion of the process takes place in the context of community.  Without community, you'll never reach the level of spiritual maturity that God desires for you life.

How can I say that?  Check out Part 4 in The BodyShop series as we continue to look at the different markers that make for a healthy member of the Body of Christ.

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.

MANY MEMBERS, ONE BODY - The BodyShop Part 2

We began our exploration of what does it mean to be a "healthy" member of God's Body on earth by delving into the topic of COMMUNITY.  Community is one of those things that every church talks about but very few church members actually find.  It's one of those church "buzz words" that just sounds good and looks nice on our websites.

But is that all community is?  Just a buzz word?  Or is it something that we can actually find in our church?  And if so, what do I need to do to find it?

Those are the questions that we discussed this week in the 2nd message of The BodyShop.  We talked about what community means and where it comes from and why you can't be a healthy member in the Body of Christ without it.  Check out the video above and hopefully it'll open the door for you to deepen your relationships with the fellow members in the Body of Christ.

Welcome to The BodyShop - Part 1

If rain, sleet and snow won't stop the US Postal service, then it certainly won't stop us either!  We had a foot of snow in the DC on Saturday and that stopped us from being able to meet together in person; but it didn't stop us from Church!

Because as we saw in yesterday's message, the Church isn't a place we go... the Church is who we are!  I am the Church and there is no greater honor than for me to say that and identify myself as a member of the "theanthropic" Body of Christ (big word explained in the message).

That's the point of our newest series, The BodyShop.  We'll been given a great honor in being part of the Body and every week in this series, we'll look at a different aspect of what it means to be a HEALTHY member of that Body.

Welcome to The BodyShop!