One of God’s defining characteristics is His omnipresence – that He is universally present everywhere. There is not a limited supply of God!
Simultaneously, though, we as humans experience different levels of what you can describe as His tangible presence.
As mysterious and paradoxical as it sounds, the experience of God’s people down the ages is that there are certain times when His presence is especially tangible/ thick/ weighty/ sensed (language tends to fail us in describing these things).
For instance, we read in 2 Chronicles 5:13-14: “The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: ‘He is good; his love endures forever.’ Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.”
Or Jesus put it very simply like this, in Matthew 18:20: “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Worship | Prophecy | Healing | Evangelism
Over these next 4 posts, we’re going to look at different ways – worship, prophecy, healing, and evangelism – in which we can push further into the tangible presence of God. This is especially vital in this season, where we are either gathering online, or only in smaller groups in homes (gardens) for worship.
Today our focus is on worship, and how that is a very specific pathway into experiencing more of God’s tangible presence.
In the video above, we share some Biblical teaching on this topic, and give you some very practical tips and ideas for how to do this well in your group, whatever its size.
Wherever you are leading at the moment, what is your next step in worship that could help people more deeply experience the tangible presence of God?
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Proven Coaching on Developing a Missional Culture
As you prepare for this new church year, the reality is that COVID is going to be with us for most, if not all, of that time. One implication is that church services as we knew them are not coming back anytime soon.
As churches face restrictions on public services, there is a huge opportunity to develop a culture where we empower people to live on mission right where they live, work, and play.
This has been our area of practice and expertise over the past 20 years, and we would love to come alongside to help you, your leadership team, and your church move further into a missional direction.
We have a wide range of options – from courses, to training for elders and staff, to starting, developing and multiplying missional communities – and would love to hear more about your situation and needs.
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