Prayer and Praise Sunday – This Sunday October 25
October 25, 2020
Greetings once again Church,
It is a blessing to be able to once again sit to share with you a word from the Lord.
As I look to our church calendar, I am reminded that this Sunday, the last Sunday of October is the Christ’s Chapel monthly day of ‘prayer and praise’! With the reinstitution of last Sunday – prayer and praise, Christ’s Chapel is once again dedicating this day each month to prayerfully seeking the mighty hand of God and worshipping Him in the spirit of praise as we join together.
In looking to the word of God for our understanding of our call to worship, we find our Lord Jesus offering teaching to the Samaritan woman (John 4 ESV) at the well of Jacob in the land of Sychar. In part, he taught, (v 24) ‘God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth’. As he revealed to her that he was the Messiah – called Christ (v 26), she went away into the town, witnessing and giving testimony of Jesus. The account given here states (v39), many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony… and when they came to him…because of his words many more became believers (v 40-41).
Let us remember that to worship God is to praise, glorify, reverence, exalt and to commune with Him. Jesus is teaching that in your call to worship, as the worshipers of God Almighty, you are to worship in the Spirit, giving to us the understanding: God is Spirit,… a divine person and is to be worshiped from spirit to Spirit, within and from the temple of the Holy Spirit (1Cor. 6:19). You are called to glorify God with your whole being (Mt. 22:37) – worshiping in the Spirit, and in truth – ‘for the Father (v 23) is seeking such people to worship him’. Jesus, God the Son, is the way, the truth, and the life (Jo 14:6), no one cometh to the Father but through him. In Christ, the Word (Jo 1), your living water – your salvation is found. We worship our Lord God – we give praise and thanksgiving for His sacrifice – for His redeeming grace – for who He is.
As you come before the Lord in this day of worship, may your prayer be before the Lord God, ‘Let me say of you O’ Lord, you are my refuge, and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Let my praise be a testimony that may draw others to believe upon your truth’.
Sunday ‘Prayer and Praise’ will begin at 10:30AM. Come believing! Be reminded, sermons are posted on the website (cc-fga.org) each week. We also ask for your continued prayer on behalf of the ministry of the Church.
Pastor Simeon Strauser