Would you like to see God’s glory in your life and in your church? The key is not a conference or a curriculum, not a program or a performance, not marketing or methods, not a better strategy or harder work. The key is much closer to you than any of that. The key is Christ alive in you (and with you) — the hope of glory. Stir up the gift of Christ inside of you! Stir the cold coals into flame and let Christ burn and blaze brilliantly in your midst.
Ed McMahon used to introduce Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show by saying the words: “And now, hereeeeee’s Johnny!” Perhaps, since Jesus is alive and present when we gather in His name, we should introduce church services by saying: “And now, hereeeeeeeeee’s Jesus!” and then letting Jesus, Himself, direct the meeting.
And now, hereeeeeeee’s Jesus! Right here with me and right there with you! (That’s what the Bible says.) So if Christ is really with us, why don’t we include Him in an active role in our church services and programs? If Christ is really alive and present when we gather in His name, then we should be in for quite the remarkable demonstration of His power and love, every Sunday morning — unless, of course, we make Him step aside before He is finished with His part of the program. Experience Jesus running a church service on Sunday mornings @ 10:45 and Thursday nights @ 6:30 at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN — 225 Berry St., 37207.