As we close out the series, "Rhythm: Following the Way," we end with REST. The rhythms of Reading God's word, Prayer and Gathering all point to REST—also known as SABBATH. I leave you with this as we get ready for Sunday: "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath."
The word "church" in the Greek is actually the word Ekklesia, which means "gathering." The church is quite literally a gathering of brothers and sisters in Christ. But how important is our gathering together? How important is our attendance in church? Hebrews 10:25 says, "[Do not give up] meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Join us this Sunday as we unpack Acts 2, where Luke bookends this incredible chapter with the importance of gathering together. Hope to see you this Sunday at . . . The Gathering.
Jesus uses an interesting phrase when speaking about prayer in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus says, "When you pray ...." The implication is that we should be leaning into prayer. But the question we might have is, "Why?" Why is prayer so important? This Sunday, we will unpack prayer and discover why prayer is so integral to our lives.
Rhythm is a Pattern, a Flow, a Tempo, a Cycle. And whether we know it or not, there are hundreds of rhythms in life. But did you know that there is a rhythm to having a relationship with God? However, unlike some of the other rhythms of life that God has set in motion—like our circulatory system or the rhythms of the solar system—the rhythms that can draw us closer to the Lord are actually set in motion by us. You see—God always gives us a choice when it comes to knowing Him and having a Connection with Him. This Sunday, we will focus on the rhythm of Reading God's Word and why it is vitally important.