A reflection on thou Church (attendance and offertory)

Reflections for the day

Luke 4:16

 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom.

 

2 Timothy 2:15

 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

 

Spurgeon’s “boiler room.”

 

 Five young college students were spending a Sunday in London, so they went to hear the famed C.H. Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, the students were greeted by a man who asked, “Gentlemen, let me show you around. Would you like to see the heating plant of this church?” They were not particularly interested, for it was a hot day in July. But they didn’t want to offend the stranger, so they consented. The young men were taken down a stairway, a door was quietly opened, and their guide whispered, “This is our heating plant.” Surprised, the students saw 700 people bowed in prayer, seeking a blessing on the service that was soon to begin in the auditorium above. Softly closing the door, the gentleman then introduced himself. It was none other than Charles Spurgeon.

Our Daily Bread, April 24.

 

 

 

A reflection on thou Church (attendance and offertory)

Heavenly Father,

Thou hath created thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by all of Mankind. Thou art Our Heavenly Father who knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who sees all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is in possession of all thou facts.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of an attendance at thou holy place known as thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind about thou Church, and that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind what thou Church is for. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind that all of Mankind are called to gather as a community, and that a gathering is one that is known to all as thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a gathering as thou Church is one that thou desires for a self, and we are able to see in a way that is clear thou desires for all of Mankind to be at one with thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that by drawing closer to thou, thou glory is one that is revealed. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou formation of thou Church is one that can be described as fundamental to a faith in thou, and that through a faith of thou a self can be led into a relationship with thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where thou is worshipped, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where a self can pray to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where thou Holy Spirit moves, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where a self can be nourished in a way that can be described as spiritual.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is a difficulty in attending thou Church on what can be described as a basis that is regular. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is what can be described as an activity that occurs on thou Sabbath, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that an activity that occurs on thou Sabbath is one that a self feels a need to attend. We acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spoke, and in all that is done, and we acknowledge that in order to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spoke, and in all that is done, that there is a need to attend thou Church on a basis that is regular, and a basis that is regular is each Sabbath day.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before all of Mankind to reflect upon an attendance at thou Church, and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind will turn to thou always, and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind will put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spoke, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is a difficulty in understanding the nature of sin, and that for some there is a difficulty in recognising the error of a way. We acknowledge that in order for all to be prepared to praise thou, and in order for all to be prepared in a worship of thou, that there is a need for a self to confess all sins to thou, and that in order to be cleansed from all sins, there is a need for a self to say sorry for the error of a way, and there is a need for a self to say sorry for the error of a way at a time a self enters thou holy place.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is led daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to see the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide a self to say sorry for the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide a self to make the changes in a life of a self that are necessary in order to show a repentance.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou provides all Mankind with all of a need that is spiritual, and we acknowledge that there is a responsibility to thou by all of Mankind, and we acknowledge that a responsibility to thou is one that is described as a stewardship, and we acknowledge that in a stewardship there is an offer to thou of finance, and that an offer of finance to thou is symbolic.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that for many there is a difficulty that can be described as one that is financial, and we acknowledge that there is a desire of a self to give in a way that is financial. We hope and we pray that a self will reflect upon a giving, and we hope and we pray that a self will give in a way that can be described as freely.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, is thou advocate for all who are of thou world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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Posted on May 30, 2012, in church, Church (attendance and offertory), responsibility and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Daphne Williams

    Loving Father, we thank you for the Church which is at the heart of our community and ask that its influence is felt widely throughout our country particularly with the politicians, that they may act wisely in thou name. The Church teaches us to pray for those who are under-privileged and need care and sustenance by others and helps us to live in harmony with our fellow men. Amen

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