A forgotten spiritual weapon . . . let’s bring it back into action!
When people meet for church
And are allowed to freely
Tell what God has done
A spiritual weapon’s released:
The word of their testimony.
–“And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony . . .” (Revelation 12:11)
If birds can work together and soar in swarms without a leader controlling their movements; then people can work together and testify together in church, soaring in the Spirit, without a human leader controlling the service!
–It happens every Sunday morning at The Salvation Army Berry Street!
Berry Street meetings are more like prayer meetings than traditional church services:
–“Church services will become more like prayer meetings. One of the greatest indictments on the church today is that prayer is not the driving force. Today, people tend to choose churches based on the appeal of the teaching and the worship instead of the fervency of prayer. If the church was a house of teaching, or a house of worship, that would make sense, but it’s not. The church is a house of prayer for all nations. Every person in the church will function as a burning intercessor and the services will be marked by this unified groan of fiery prayer.” –John Burton predicting the future of the church.
Perhaps, instead of a 1-man micromanagement in church meetings, we could trust everyday people, empower them, and trust the Holy Spirit by allowing them to speak out in the meeting as they are led by the Spirit (according to 1 Corinthians 14:26). What if the reality of the living Jesus Christ is more easily caught in a participatory, interactive community than taught by a lecture?”
Come see this in action @ 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN 372o7 on Sunday mornings @ 10:45.