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.

Do Not Be Afraid (sermon video)

Christ is risen!!!  WOO-HOO!!!!  And by His death, He has defeated death itself and given life and hope and joy to all those who believe Him and walk in His ways.

Because of that, the one expression that should fill the hearts and the mouths of His followers during these blessed days is DO NOT BE AFRAID.  But unfortunately, that isn't always the case.  Despite the fact that Christ defeated our greatest enemy (death), many still walk in fear today.

That's why I'm posting this sermon video today.  The title is simple: DO NOT BE AFRAID.  It was a sermon I gave on the first Sunday after Easter several years ago and I think it could speak powerfully to many people today.

Hope you enjoy!

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.