Meditation

08/01/2022

Sing praises to the Lord, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.” (Psalm 9:11 – Evangelism Through Worship Experiences)

Although you can worship anywhere. Throughout history, people have successfully worshiped in caves, in homes, in open air venues, and yes, even in churches constructed for this exact purpose. Worship reaches its highest level in the corporate worship of God’s people. Int that worship setting, we are to ‘proclaim among the nations’ God’s wonderful deeds of salvation. Worship and evangelism go together and complement each other.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, it is not the location of where worship is held that is the main point, it is that all who father do so to worship with fellow Christians. Therefore, when we come together for the purpose of worship, we should participate fully and without fear whatsoever. It you see someone new, allow the Holy Spirit that we have been given to reach out to them and help them to understand everything that is going on and why, so that they feel a part of the congregation and feel comfortable to worship fully and without abandon. Today we continue to pray troops serving in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, that a peaceful solution might be found and let the fighting be silenced. We also pray for those who are suffering in body, mind, and/or spirit, with friends, family, for those we don’t know. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

The easiest way to bring up a child in the way they should go is for us to be traveling that same route. This applies to new people in our churches, too.”

KNOWING GOD:

Shout with joy to God, all the earth!” (Psalm 66:1 – Evangelism Through Worship Experiences)

In the midst of the worship experience, it is fitting to praise God for who He is, His steadfast love, and His grace which brought salvation. Out of His great love and mercy, redemption springs. Worship and praise should always move us to share that glorious realty with others. True worship and praise result in the evangelization of others.

I AM:

When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonicia, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. ‘This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ, he said. Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent women.’” (Acts 17:1-4 – Evangelism Through Worship Experiences)

Open and honest worship of God helps make on receptive to the Holy Spirit and is thus a significant context in which to evangelize. Note that Paul reasoned with the Jews, and when questions came up, he explained the answer to them and because he did not attack them, they listened until they no longer had questions. You should also note there was a significant number of of prominent women in attendance as well.

2ND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

And he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it a den of robbers.’” (Mark 11:17 – Evangelism Through Worship Experiences)

It has been said many times that true worship begins when we sincerely seek God. That is why God’s house was knows to Israel as a “house of prayer.” That principle must not be corrupted if evangelism is to be effective in the worship of God’s people.

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