Churches should gather not just to sing or hear preaching, but to meet Jesus

I hope you have been following along with Terry’s very helpful series of short interviews on the values that have driven his ministry for decades. If not, do visit his site and catch up on them. Today’s video is on the difference the presence of the Spirit makes to a church. Here are some extracts:

“The church is the place where the Holy Spirit dwells. . . The church should be open to the phenomenal manifestation of the presence of the Spirit. . . Some would say that it’s a private experience . . . but the manifestation of the Spirit is for the common good . . . you gather to the presence of the Holy Spirit . . . Jesus said I wont leave you orphans, I will come to you . . . we are looking for the awareness of the presence of the Spirit here. . . We are not coming to sing a few songs. We are not coming only for the preaching. We are coming to meet with Jesus. We are gathering to our risen Lord. . . doing church without Jesus is terribly boring. . . Now we are the temple of his presence . . . anything can happen, God is here with us!”

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