Why should you go to church?
To get away from it all of course! It is so relaxing to be around people who really love God. It is so refreshing to hear what people who are getting better and better acquainted with God have to say to each other. It is so energizing to hear about the wonderful things God is doing in the lives of real people.
The Redeeming Light Ministries was born from a desire to have a place where the God-chasers could gather to encourage each other. When Jesus was here people gathered wherever He was just to be
around Him, just to listen to the wonderful things He had to say. Things haven't changed. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Jesus was fascinating 2,000 years ago and He is fascinating today. The only difference is that He has taken up residence in individual people who, empowered to experience God by the Holy Spirit, are the Body of Christ in the earth. Amazing. Everyone, every individual, in the Body of Christ has a ministry. The Bible tells us in Romans 12 that we have many members in one Body and all members have not the same office. Each one is
different. At the Redeeming Light do not plan to be a hearer only. Don't come and expect to sit comfortably and be entertained. Instead come full of the Holy Spirit, ready to distribute to the necessity of the saints. Get prayed up and be ready to speak a word in season. Let the Holy Spirit use you to minister to the Body and allow the Holy Spirit to use others to minister to you.
If you are the kind of person who likes to be handed a program as you come in the church door, expect to be disappointed. Instead, open your heart to the possibility that the person sitting next to you has been sent by God to fulfill a need in your life and you likewise have been anointed to bring healing and help to those around you.I was reading an article the other day about the liver. The liver is an amazing organ. It not only contributes digestive juices, but liver cells have a lot of smooth endoplasmic reticulum which is a cell organelle that plays a major role in detoxifying the body. In other words, harmful poisons that would otherwise destroy the body, are removed by liver cells.
Think about the people in your life who have helped you get rid of poisons like unbelief and unforgiveness that can and will harm you if not dealt with. God has anointed His Body to heal itself and you are a vital part of that. When you go to church do you see the sheep muzzled? Does the pastor do all the ministering and do the musicians do all the praising? At the Redeeming Light come ready to open your heart and let the love of God flow to those around you.
Have you ever been bored in church? It is boring to sit on the sidelines all the time. Things get interesting when you jump up and become a player in the game. Whether you met God for the first time yesterday, or if you have been knowing God for 50 years, the same Holy Spirit works through all believers and the whole picture can only be assembled when all participate. If you haven't met God
yet, well, you must be lonely for Him and He is certainly lonely for you. Whatever your situation, be assured that you are more than welcome at the Redeeming Light anytime.