How to Make Church Exciting
People today have their own opinion of what Church should be like. Many today have even gone as far as to create their own church in their own way. What is Church? According to the New Testament, the Word Church in the Greek is ekklesia, which is defined as “called out,” ek “out,” kaleo “to call or literally to call out a gathering; an assembly; a congregation.
Unger’s Bible Dictionary has this to say about the Church. The word church is employed to express various ideas, some of which are scriptural, others not. It may be used to signify:
(1) The entire body of those who are saved by their relation to Christ
(2) A particular Christian denomination
(3) The aggregate of all the ecclesiastical communions professing faith in Christ
(4) A single organized Christian group
(5) A building designated for Christian worship
The Word of God says that Christ is the head of the Church: Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
The Word of God says the Church belongs to Christ: Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
HOW CAN I MAKE CHURCH EXCITING EVERY TIME I COME? Note the Following:
VERSE 41: COME TO CHURCH EMPTY: Again, what do we mean here? There are some things one will have to empty to make church exciting. They are:
Þ One must empty themselves of Pride
Þ One must empty themselves of self
Þ One must be empty of the World
Þ One must be empty before God can fill us
John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
VERSE 42: COME TO CHURCH WITH AN OPEN MIND READY TO LEARN:
Þ Come to Church ready to learn
Þ Come to Church ready to fellowship
Þ Come to Church ready to pray
Psalms 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
VERSE 43: COME TO CHURCH EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN:
Þ Come to Church Expecting someone to get saved
Þ Come to Church Expecting God to
Þ Come to Church Expecting God to speak to you personally
VERSE 44-45: BRING SOMETHING WITH YOU WHEN YOU COME: What do you mean, “Bring Something with Me”? Here are a few things you can bring with you when you come to Church.
Þ Bring an exciting spirit with you
Þ Bring a hunger for the Word of God
Þ Bring a positive attitude with you
VERSE 47A: ALWAYS COME TO CHURCH READY TO PARTICIPATE:
Þ Come to church ready to participate in the singing
Þ Come to church ready to participate in the Worship Service
Þ Come to church ready for God to call you into service
Þ Come to church ready to get involved