Grasping Your Place Greet One Another
A Necessity in Corporate Worship
Christians who get the most out of congregational worship services have learned the joy of greeting their brothers and sisters in Christ. At least four times in the New Testament Christians are told to “Greet one Another.” (Romans 16:16; 1Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Peter 5:14) Corporate worship opens the door of opportunity for Christians to find true satisfaction, joy, and fellowship walking in step with the Holy Spirit as they make time to “Greet One Another.”
Too often the Body of Christ extends financial support to pastors and their wives expecting them to be at the door and/or walking through the sanctuary or other places of worship greeting all who walk in. However, this Biblical exhortation is to all who claim to be involved in the church of Jesus Christ.
Quality hospitals, hotels, corporations and ministries of the Gospel of Christ have spent many hours learning the ministry of greeting people. It is an open door to the hearts of those needing ministering to. Those who have revelation of this ministry get to their place of ministry early, make themselves aware of what is taking place and are prepared to minister to all who may walk through the doors.
The Apostle Paul proclaims a powerful truth about his work with the Lord that the Body of Christ should take note of. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf…” All Christians are “Commissioned” to the work of the gospel of Christ in some way. William Barclay writes, “Here is the Christian’s proud privilege and almost terrifying responsibility.” The honor of Christ and His church are in the hands of Christians and how they greet those coming into their corporate services determines the impression visitors will have on the rest of the service. By their very words and actions they make mankind think more or less of the Body of Christ and their corporate worship services.
Are you fulfilling your part in greeting people?
Don’t Sleep In or Drag In Late!!!!!
Fulfill Your Place in the Greeting Ministry!
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