Tuesday Gatherings — 14th September 2021
I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go into the house of the LORD."
[Psalm 122:1 NKJV]
There was a leading from the Spirit in this week’s Gathering to ‘come into the House of the Lord’ either by Psalm 122 verse 1 or by our opening praise “We have come into this house”. Indeed, this was very much a praising meeting as you will see from our song list below. Here are our notes of what was shared, expanded slightly and with scripture quotes (bold and in italics). We pray that we have caught the spirit of the gathering:
A HOLY CONDITION
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Spiritual Growth Is A Group Project
The psalmist said, ‘I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”’ Do you feel that way about God’s house too? And if not, why not? Paul writes: ‘God is building a home. He’s using us all – irrespective of how we got here – in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day – a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home’ (Ephesians 2:19-22 MSG).
There are times when you need to be alone with God in prayer; there are times you’ll only find the answer you seek when you’re with God’s people. When those who are indwelt by God’s Spirit meet for worship, teaching, encouragement and service, God shows up in a powerful way. You grow spiritually as you experience His presence, hear His Word, and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ. Every time you gather with other members of Christ’s body, it reminds you again that you’re on the winning side.
It’s hard to celebrate by yourself. When you’ve something worth celebrating you generally call people together so you can share the joy, right? Jesus is so excited about His victory at the cross, that He calls us together every week to celebrate what He accomplished for us. And celebration, like spiritual growth, is a group project.
You can listen to this devotional from
UCB Word for Today
by clicking on the download file below:
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.
Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.
Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
1 TIMOTHY 4:12-16
GEORGE and GILL STEWART
for Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Kilmartin
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