Have I Met With God Today Personally?

  Worship is an opportunity for us to praise God and experience fellowship and unity with others. As we lift up the name of the Lord with gladness we are lifted up in Spirit and in Truth.

Hebrews 10:22-25 gives five exhortations for courage and strength to those who trust in the Lord. We are persuaded to:

·  spend time with God and seek His face
·  hold steadfast to our belief of salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
·  have tender consideration and concern for each other 
·  gather together as a body of believers
·  support, watch over, and lift one another up in word and deed   
Following these instructions will yield an invaluable harvest. Lucy Sizemore says “My husband and I work a lot in children’s ministry and we went on a mission trip this summer. We enjoy coming together to worship. It’s easy for all of us to get caught up in serving, serving, serving; what we really need to get caught up in is worshiping."
In order to be well-rounded disciples of Christ, we should participate in some aspect of each of those four words. If any of the four parts becomes weighted too heavily, the imbalance will make us ineffective in our individual ministries.

All of the ministries at First Baptist are designed to help us use our God-given abilities to serve others or to equip us to engage our worlds in a meaningful way—everywhere we go, with everyone we meet.