Good morning!

Text: 1 Corinthians 12-14; Psalm 100
These passages in 1 Corinthians speak to how we live, serve and worship together as a family – the Body of Christ.  We see unity in diversity and order in spontaneity.  One verse got me thinking about how we worship:
When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. (1 Corinthians 14:26)
In these words there are three powerful precepts.  The first is that we are to worship together… “When you come together.”  Our Sunday worship gathering is a must.  Second is that our worship is participatory.  It is not a show to be watched but rather a symphony to be joined. We should come to worship not to get, but to give.  Finally, our participation in worship has a unifying purpose – “for building up.”  When we come to church we do so to encourage one another.  So, this next Sunday, show up.  Sing loud.  Bless someone with a testimony, a smile, a hug, or even a holy kiss.  Be the rising tide that lifts all the boats.
in Him, Mike