Jesus in the Middle

30 01 2015

2011-10-21_12-40-43_148I was inspired this week by the teaching of Ed Silvoso on Jesus’ promise to be in our midst with two or three. I used to think of that as a convenient excuse for having a small church. It was used somewhat apologetically. “We may only have a few here tonight, but at least Jesus showed up.”

However, I ask you: When are your greatest experiences of church?For me, most of the best have come in the smaller groups. In fact, you could make a case that the more people gathered, the less true church fellowship, communion and connection to God.

Of course it is wonderful to worship with thousands in one accord, but you don’t really have much personal “church”. Let me put it another way. If you had to choose between being at the feeding of the five thousand or having lunch with Jesus and a few disciples, which would you choose?

We need large meetings for teaching and encouragement. Jesus did it. But the real shared life comes with intimacy. The good news is that we don’t have to choose, we can have both. Just make sure you know the difference. My guess is that most Christians are completely missing the best part.

Two or three is not some inadequate minimum or quorum for Jesus to show up. It the optimum situation that Jesus is longing for: real intimacy in fellowship and love with us! He especially loves those times.

“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)

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2 02 2015
Israel, Here We Come! | Elisha Vision - Commentary

[…] For Yehovah has chosen Jerusalem; he has desired it for his home. “This is my resting place forever,” he said. “I will live here, for this is the home I desired. I will bless this city and make it prosperous; I will satisfy its poor with food. I will clothe its priests with godliness; its faithful servants will sing for joy. Here I will increase the power of David; my anointed one will be a light for my people. I will clothe his enemies with shame, but he will be a glorious king.” Psalm 132: 13-18 NLT Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE) […]

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3 02 2015
Ray Buker

May the Lord bless you and the time you have together in His Holy Land. I’ll be with you in spirit and praying for your time in those precious places.

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