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Summary: A good preacher friend of mine passed away and he always said "It's Good To Be Here". This sermon is a look into the reasons why it's good for us to go to church. Matthew 17:1-8

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In Matthew 17:4, Peter speaks to the Lord during the transfiguration and says these words, "...Lord, it is good for us to be here:...". Why was it good for them to be there? I want to take a few reasons why I believe it was good for them to be there and apply them to reasons why it is good for us to be in the house of the Lord.

It's Good For Us To Be Here because of:

I) THE POWER OF GOD - (vs 2) "And was transfigured before them:..." The power of God was on full display on the mount. In the house of God we can also see the power of God.

a) A Healing Power - (Mark 5, 7, 10; John 11)

b) A Saving Power - (I Peter 1:5; Romans 4:21)

II) THE PRONOUNCEMENT OF GOD - (vs 5) "...hear ye him." The voice of God was speaking clearly to the disciples on the mount. In the house of God, God speaks to us through his word. His word speaks of

a) A Savior's Passion - (John 3:16; Romans 5:8)

b) A Savior's Purpose - (Luke 19:10; I Timothy 1:5)

c) A Savior's Promise - (John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13)

III) THE PRESENCE OF GOD - (vs 7) "And Jesus came and touched them,..." The disciples were in the presence of God on the mount. When we come to church with the right heart and attitude, we are in the presence of God. The bible says in Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

a) An Unfailing Presence - (Hebrews 13:5)

b) An Unchanging Presence - (Hebrews 13:8; Malachi 3:6)


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