Aug. 22, 2020
“Regular corporate worship” is the final characteristic of the post Pentecost Church. They met together consistently in the temple courts for times of corporate worship; there was and is an energy when Jesus followers gather to proclaim what they believe as true about him – reminding each other of who God is and what the story of God and God’s people is really about. This is the heart of corporate worship – to rehearse with the faith community the story of God. Regular corporate worship is a practice that keeps us deeply connected to Jesus: outward strength flows from inward depth. Personal worship of God – rehearsing who God is for our own individual lives is absolutely an important practice for stepping deeper with Jesus. But ENERGY to stand strong is found in rehearsing who God is IN COMMUNITY – with others on the journey with us.
As you read the following psalms watch for and learn the “repeated refrains.”
MONDAY (08/24): Psalms 42-43
TUESDAY (08/25): Psalm 107
WEDNESDAY (08/26): Psalm 145
THURSDAY (08/27): Psalm 148
To prepare for our next times in worship, read the following scripture passages and pay attention to the ways depth with God allows God to make things grow.
FRIDAY (08/28): John 7:37-39
SATURDAY (08/29): Acts 2:42-47
SUNDAY (08/30): Ezekiel 47:1-12