The problem of sin has brought the consequences of the curse – one of which is that the ‘new’ never lasts (or costs too much to keep new). New houses lose their magic after a mortgage payment or two. The new car smell generally wears off after about two weeks. Honeymoons don’t last forever. Even in the spiritual realm, the newness of conversion and church wears off all-too-soon! The only exception is what God does in the lives of His children. 2 Corinthians 5 speaks about how God seeks to renew us, if we will allow Him. During my sabbatical, I made this a serious matter of prayer…
The word "spirit" in Jn 4:24 is not referring to the Holy Spirit - it has to do with your heart (emotions, feelings, affections). Worship is extravagant LOVE (meaning: ‘to kiss at’). We love Him because He first loved us (1 Jn 4:19) - our love is both responsive and reflective. Mark 12:30 says God gave us emotions to use for His glory - just like He gave you a body and mind. Do you worship God with your heart?
Romans 6:14-15 - *Notice the use of the word "under" Proverbs 30:5 *Every word of God has purpose – “God breathed” none of it is filler “Under” whether its: Under the weather & under the circumstances…we’re always living under something Past: Under the Law – Grace gives a New Motive Romans 3:10-19 Before grace…Unrighteousness, ignorant, … Continue reading Grace, Down Under
Article by Tera Winchenbach Why do you go to church? A friend and I were discussing this topic a few weeks ago. She seemed like something was missing from her church or her relationship with God. So I posed the question, “Why do you go to church?” Her response, after some thinking was, “It’s what … Continue reading Why Do You Go to Church?