Absent from the 1st century church are exciting church
programs that appeal to the masses today.
No youth programs
No celebrities or bands
No special effect shows
So, what do visitors from the community see when coming
here to worship our Lord?
Simplicities of the 1st century.
Beyond that, what?
Is there anything appealing to the true seeker?
In other words, do
others see in us a genuine passion for our God when we worship and
serve Him in our daily lives?
Passionate in Song
do we sound like?
Disinterested or filled with the Spirit? Eph.
5:18-19; Jas. 5:13
NOTE TO SONG LEADERS: Lead, lead, lead:
Set the proper tempo
Lead with passion!
Passionate in Prayer
Reflect the joy of going to God in prayer. 1
Pour your heart out when in need.
Rend your heart when confronting sin and Godís
graciousness to forgive us. Joel.
2:13; Lk. 18:13
Passionate in The Word
Passion for Godís word:
Regard it as the sweetest form of nourishment that
satisfies your soul. Psa.
Passionately feed on it. 1
Passionately search it like the Bereans. Acts
Passionate in Serving
Passion for simple/pure ministry (service).
A passion to reach the gospel to our neighbors. Matt.
A passion to edify fellow our brothers and sisters in
God gave us emotions to express our love, appreciation,
use it with one another each day, use it with our God.
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
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