“How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.” (1 Corinthians 14:26, NKJV).
“Well, my brothers and sisters… When you meet, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in an unknown language, while another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must be useful to all and build them up in the Lord.” (NLT).
I was thinking about the above Scripture after our worship service this past Sunday morning at Beausejour Community Church. Even though our numbers were down (I don’t like the snow/cold weather simply because of how it hinders people from being able to get out to church on Sundays!), we had a great time of celebrating together. Let me tell you what I mean:
First of all, Laura‘s worship team led us into the presence of the Lord, with Laura, Sandra, Patti and Tyler on vocals, Brian and Uncle Mack on guitars, Patti on keyboard, and myself on drums. We had a spontaneous time of worship where Laura led us in some prophetic singing. Our church family called up and prayed over 10 of our 12 Costa Rica team members as each of them introduced themselves. Then two of our team members – Uncle Mack and Rosanne – shared their personal testimonies.
Then Kathy – one of the prayer warriors in our church – shared a vision from the Lord that He had given her during worship. After all of that, there were only about 15 minutes left in the service, and so I shared a Spirit-led message centered around Acts 10:38: “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”
After that, we went into a spontaneous time of praying for people to receive healing, provision, peace, restoration in relationships, and a fresh touch from Jesus. We closed our service with Andy leading the congregation in the singing of the hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” That’s 20 people right there, not including our important children’s ministry & nursery workers, ushers and greeters, sound & Easy Worship techs, morning facilitators and prayer team.
Finally, we set up tables in our sanctuary for our Soup Sunday, which was both a fundraiser for our Costa Rica mission team, and also a great time of sharing food and fellowship with our church family. (A huge thank you and God bless you to everyone who supported the mission team in this way!). Although we didn’t get to the message on “Being Filled with the Spirit,” I think everyone who was there would agree that we experienced it! Praise the Lord!
If you want to listen to the audio MP3 from the service, click HERE.
EXCITING NEWS: HOME GROUPS START THIS WEEK!
This is the one and only announcement I must share with you this week. I want to challenge you to prayerfully consider getting involved in home groups for the next 12 weeks. That’s not a long time to make a commitment, but it’s a great opportunity for you to:
- Connect with other Christians from church to pray together and encourage each other.
- Study God’s Word together and ask questions and grow together.
- Be challenged and inspired to go deeper in your relationship with the Lord.
- Find fellowship, help, hope, support and encouragement from the Lord and His people.
A Heart Ablaze: Igniting a Passion for God:Leader: Andy & Tracey Home: The Wurch’s Farm Description: Riveting insights to help you ignite and maintain a passion for God. The Holy Spirit will transform you as the fire of God touches your soul. For those who want to enter a stronger relationship with God than ever before.
Drawing Near: A Life of Intimacy with God:Leader: Nettie Home: Adolf & Sandra’s House Description: Discover the most amazing invitation of all time! Learn how you can be truly intimate with the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Explore true intimacy and worship, and discover friendship with God. Happening every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.
Praying God’s richest blessings on you and your family!
Pastor Chris Jordan
(I had SO much fun filling in on the worship team this Sunday morning. My son Caleb normally plays on this worship team, but he had to work this day, so I got to worship on the drums).