My brothers and sisters, when I first came to proclaim to you the secrets of God, I refused to come as an expert, trying to impress you with my eloquent speech and lofty wisdom. For while I was with you I was determined to be consumed with one topic—Jesus, the crucified Messiah.
I stood before you feeling inadequate, filled with reverence for God, and trembling under the sense of the importance of my words. The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit.
For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but by trusting in his almighty power. (1 Cor 2:1-5)
The word on everyone’s lips right now seems to be: “What will the Church look like after lockdown?” What are people ‘really’ looking for?
Many will just go back to what they know. Clever preaching. Amazing worship. Great crèche for their kids and a chance to meet up with friends and mates and have a laugh over a good cup of coffee.
But … in the pattern that Jesus gave us, isn’t Church meant to be about standing with each other in Awe as our Gracious Father speaks the truth into our broken lives, while He mends our hearts, minds and bodies through His Holy Spirit? ❤️