Here is our church newsletter for January 2018 with an article on worship.
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Our Lord Jesus said to His Jewish opponents: Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father’ (John 10:37-38). Here, He is effectively saying that if you won’t believe in me on account of my teaching about myself; then look at my works which reveal who I am and thereby believe in Me.
Now that should be something that happens with regard to our churches; we similarly should be able to point to our works. There are many who will come into contact with us who will not want to receive our teaching. They might say it is obscure, strange, too strict, or whatever else. But we should be able to say to them that they should take a look at our works. There should be something about the life of the church that is qualitatively different from that which they see in the world. There should be a kindness among the people, an interest in one another, a sense of belonging among the community which is the church. The younger ones and the older ones have a caring intent in each other. There should be a generosity of spirit to those who do not fit in with society’s norms.
These works should be a demonstration that God is alive. If people ask: “how can I know that God is alive I haven’t seen Him do anything?” Then you should be able to invite that person to your church and say come and see. Come and see evidence that God is alive.
How is it with my church? How is it with your church? And come to think about it what am I contributing to that transformed community?