The new year is coming and it sounds like a good time to seek the Lord. Ok, it’s always a good time to seek the Lord. The Knights of Worship will be joining us on Saturday, January 2nd at 7:00 PM to lead us in thoughtful and joyful worship through music and fellowship.
Recently at Heritage Christian Church, we have been preaching on the 24th and 25th chapter of the gospel of Matthew. If there is anything that can be learned and applied from the “Olivet Discourse”, it is the idea that we must be ready to meet our God.
42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Whether this passage refers to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, or the 2nd coming of Jesus, or the moment when you and I will stand before the sovereign judge of all, its caution still rings true. Be ready!
So, you might ask, what does this have to do with a coffeehouse? Well, we begin with an understanding that the purpose and destiny of every Christian is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. This is portrayed for us in the book of Revelation as the multitude of saints participating in joyful and unencumbered vocal worship (Rev 4-5). Whenever we gather together as the people of God to worship together, we are preparing for the ultimate worship service. This preparation for eternity is not only meant to give us an experience of enjoyment, but it also is meant to incline our hearts to the worthiness of Jesus Christ, bringing us to a deeper understanding of His mercy and His love, expressed through His ultimate sacrifice on Calvary.
Let us be diligent in preparing our hearts for eternity by every means that has been so graciously provided to us by our Father in heaven. Gathering together as His people for the purpose of singing His praises is a perfect opportunity to do that. It has been my experience that these evenings with Knights of Worship have been a rich blessing and we hope that you will be able to join us.
Brian Fournier December 18th, 2015
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