I know you want to! I know that sometimes during a church service (and/or sermon) you have something come alive in your heart and you want to share it! You desperately want to tell everybody in church about the amazing insight you just received from God. (That used to happen to me a lot!)
But there is no opportunity for you to say anything. You feel like you have to resist that desire to share and be quiet (even though the Bible says: "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so."). There is no place for you to say anything.
That can be frustrating. (And Spirit quenching.) You deserve the opportunity to share the insights God gives you.
At The Salvation Army Berry Street, you have the opportunity to speak out in church. Rather than adhering to a set program, ordinary people are allowed to show and tell what God has done. The results are always amazing, inspirational, and awe-inspiring.
So, hey, take a load off. Check us out on Sunday mornings at 10:45 -- 225 Berry...
June 4, 2013, Tuesday, 5:10 A.M. I woke from a Dream with the words, "See how the body works together," thinking about the body of Christ. "See the strengths and weaknesses and pray."
As I got up to write this down, I thought, It is like a family to see how each member works together. A verse came to mind, 2Chronicles 20: 12b, Neither know we what to do but our eyes are upon Thee.
Prayer: Lord what are You saying to me this morning?
I quiet down, focus on You Jesus, tune to spontaneity and journal.
I came across a 1971 book by a Baptist pastor that describes a participatory style church service:
“One winter morning I stopped for worship at a small East Tennessee rural church . . . The singing stopped and he (the pastor) said: ‘Do you have anything you want to say to the church?‘ One man requested prayer for his wife, another told how the prayers of the church helped him find a job and a woman said: ‘I’ve had a problem which I could not discuss, but now I can thank God that the patience and prayers of my friends in this church helped me solve it.’ Another woman began weeping. She said: ‘I’ve done so wrong in my attitude toward some people in this church. I want their forgiveness and I want you all to help me have a right attitude.’ One rugged wheather-stained...
The place to be in Nashville!
A place of hope, healing, and joy . . .
There's a place in Nashville for people to gather and share a song, tell a story, lead a prayer, or provide an insight for learning and encouragement. This all happens because the Holy Spirit has permission to weave together demonstrations of His presence and power. He directs the meeting through various individuals resulting in a beautiful tapestry of hope, healing, and joy.
The place -- The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., 37207 -- gathering on Sundays @ 10:45
Benjamin Franklin would have loved sermon-free church because it gets people actively involved and transforms them from passive pew-sitters to spiritual go-getters!
Ben said: “I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works. I mean real good works; not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing, or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments”
Experience sermon-free church for yourself in Nashville, Tennessee at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center, 225 Berry Street on Sunday mornings at 10:45.
Movies and TV shows grab and hold Americans' attention . . .
Church does not.
Sports capture the passion and enthusiasm of Americans . . .
Church does not.
Music takes hold of Americans' hearts and won't let go . . .
Church does not.
Let the American church to break out of cultural irrelevance
And bring the thrilling presence, power, and love
Of the living God to the hearts and minds of Americans!
There is a new attention grabbing form of church
The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center is hosting an official National Day of Prayer prayer meeting on Thursday, May 4.
225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207.
(in East Nashville near downtown)
Please come and pray with us for our nation!