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Anchor of Truth

There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships. Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality. The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
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Jan 24, 2019

Episode 139 Meeting with God

Jesus said where two or three are gathered together in His name, He would be in the midst of them. What does it mean to gather in His name? Why do we do that? What are the evidences that He is present? What should we expect? To gather in the name of Jesus is more than just having a meeting, singing some songs, and hearing an encouraging message. That activity can all be done without God’s presence or leading.  God is looking for something more than that. I believe He is looking for us to meet with Him, commune with Him, worship Him, and hear Him speak to us. It is possible for us to just go through a form of meeting, but miss the real purpose of meeting together. Today we want to look at some of the key elements that need to be present in order for a meeting to be meaningful to God and us.

  • Why gather together?
    • Love draws us together (Heb. 10:24,25)
    • The church is the temple of God (Eph. 2:21)
    • To commune with God together (I Cor. 10:16)
    • To worship God (Heb. 13:15)
    • To hear God speak to us (Rev. 2 & 3)
  • What does it mean to gather in His name? (Matt. 18:20)
    • Jesus is the basis of our gathering
    • To gather in the nature of God
    • He is the focus of our gathering
  • What should we expect when we gather?
    • The presence of our Lord Jesus by the Spirit (Heb. 2:12,13)
    • The Holy Spirit in control (I Cor. 12:11)
    • Men available for God to use as He chooses (I Cor. 14:1)
    • The authority of God in ministry (I Peter 4:11)

 

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