As we worship together "from house to house," we proclaim the glory of God whether we are in our building in our cars in the church parking lot or inside our homes. We give honor to our King. We worship Him as the Lord of all.
As you gather together this Sunday in our own home, we invite you to sing along with the worship videos. We encourage you to take the Lord’s Supper. In this way, we can take communion together even though we are apart. Pray for one another. Watch my message about Radical Faith. Accept the challenge to allow faith to change your reality. Respond to the invitation. Enjoy the bonus video.
Here is a possible communion prayer to say before you take the bread and the juice, "Father, might we be devoted to your Word, one another, communion, and prayer like the early church. Might we demonstrate that devotion by our focus and dedication as we take the Lord's supper. Strengthen our devotion. In Jesus' name, amen."
Take the Lord's Supper.
Pray for one another. As the early church prayed, we see many examples in the New Testament of the believers praying for one another. Pray for devotion, health, holiness, courage, perseverance, joy, peace, and fervor. Pray for the fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Pray for revival.
“By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies,
was not killed with those who were disobedient.”
Hebrews 11:31 NIV
Write down in a column 4 ways you have changed because of your faith. Write down 4 things that still need to change because of your faith in another column. Write down the difference between the 2 columns in the space between the columns. Determine actions that will move the second column into the first. Pray for the active faith that demonstrates that we are changed.
It is our custom to offer an "invitation" following the preaching of the Word at Kenwood Church. You may want to follow Jesus. You may want to proclaim your faith. You may want to repent (stop doing ungodly things and start doing Godly things). Perhaps you want to be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. If you have been moved by the Holy Spirit to make a decision in your life, I encourage you to speak with me via phone (248-476-8222) or an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would be honored to speak with you about what God is doing in your life and try to connect you with a community of faith in your area.