Re-Gathering: The Goal

Matt Evans

Posted June 2, 2020
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Well … it’s finally here!

The opportunity to begin re-gathering physically as a church starts this weekend at all of our campuses. Whether you are joining us in person or online, we must remember ultimately the goal is worship.

Yes, we will be excited to see other people (or stay in our PJs if we’re watching at home). Yes, we will be practicing social distancing at all our campuses. Yes, our services will be intentionally different.

But our goal is to do what we were created to do and forever will do—worship the living God.

So this weekend, how can we maximize the privilege and opportunity we have to worship?

Remember the cost God paid for us to be able to worship Him.

We, the church—the people of God—were literally “purchased” with Christ’s blood (Revelation 5:9) to “proclaim [God’s] excellencies” (I Peter 2:9).

Remember that God does not want us to “social distance” from Him!

“… let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

“You will call to me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you.” (Jeremiah 29:12-13)

Remember that corporate worship (and all true worship) involves sacrifice that magnifies God’s worth.

In other words, we do not make worship services about us—our preferences, our wants, even our traditions—we submit all those things in order to make it all about Him Who gave His very Son for us to be able to call Him “Father” and to be the temple of His Holy Spirit!

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.” (Romans 12:1)

Click here for details about regathering in physical locations and to reserve your spot.