5. HABIT OF COMING
How Can We Be a Church Jesus Wants To Attend?
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PASTOR PHIL MCCALLUM ASKS,
"Why are so many people happy and singing on a Sunday morning?!" Because Jesus is here. We want to be a church marked with God's felt presence.
People don't sing much these days. We prefer to be just an audience. Yet God asks us to sing because he loves it and it is good for us. It says in the Bible, "...You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9
You will see people clapping, raising hands and even swaying to the music. If you can do it to cheer on the Seahawks, then it's okay to do it at Evergreen.
What you wear is up to you. God is more concerned with what's on the inside of our lives than on the outside. Jesus said, "…True worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks." John 4:23
We use songs that feel like the radio station the average person listens to in their car. Words on screens, plus a sound system better than the one in your car, are just a few things we use to make it easy for you to sing along.
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