Looking Out for #1

Passionate, honest day about being the church at North Side.  2nd week into our “5 Things That Will Kill This Church” series and we stated the 2nd thing that could kill this church: “Looking Out for #1.”  When selfishness infests a church, it is a dangerous place to tread.

Today, we worshiped to:

Some of my favorite things about today:

  • Eagerness to Worship – Each week, I just see a deeper desire to focus on Jesus from moment one.  I love it.  You people sing out so much.  I love to hear it, and I can’t imagine what God thinks about it!
  • David Little Testimony – Before taking the offering, it was great to hear of one of our missionaries who we support as he leads churches to reach this community and people all over the world.  Love me some David Little and his team as they impact this area.
  • Pastor Prayer Time – We gave every person a church and pastor to pray for during the service (list of 12, each got their prayer request by what is their birthday month).  So great to be a part of the larger body of Christ and lift up our family in prayer.
  • Jeff’s Message – He preaches on anything great, but when he talks about the church something extra happens.  I can’t describe it – you just got to listen to it.
  • Invitation Time – It was great watching people come to the altar and pray for their role in this church.  I wrote the song, “Unite Us Together,” a few weeks ago because we needed a worship song that we could sing together committing ourselves to God and each other.  It was so great to hear our congregation sing beside each other, “O God, unite us together; Your church living as one; giving ourselves to one another; and this world will know us by our love.”

Can’t wait for the following 3 weeks.  Today, tonight, don’t go to church – BE THE CHURCH!

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.

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15 Comments

  1. Bonnie Travis Kelley

    What occurred to me is that while each of us come with the intention of "pouring ourselves out, for others", none of us should leave empty…someone​(s) has poured into us!!!! We are refilled as we empty ourselves…am I right???

  2. Travis Agnew

    What impacted you

  3. Tracy Fernandez Jamison

    It's not about me getting filled up, it's about me pouring myself out. Boy did I need that reminder t

  4. Bonnie Travis Kelley

    What occurred to me is that while each of us come with the intention of "pouring ourselves out, for others", none of us should leave empty…someone(s) has poured into us!!!! We are refilled as we empty ourselves…am I ri

  5. Regina Roach Boyter

    SELFLE

  6. Dennis Erskine

    I need to pour myself ou

  7. Karl Nichols

    I find that in God's economy, it's in my own best interest to live as selflessly as possible. To date, however, it's mostly theoretical to

  8. Travis Agnew

    SUNDAY UPDATE: I am so thankful for an example of being the church tonight. I was joined by a crew of North Siders who were the hands and feet of Christ to a family in need. I am so thankful for each of you and so thankful we not only got to hear about being the church today, but we WERE the church

  9. What impacted you today?

  10. It's not about me getting filled up, it's about me pouring myself out. Boy did I need that reminder today!!

  11. What occurred to me is that while each of us come with the intention of "pouring ourselves out, for others", none of us should leave empty…someone(s) has poured into us!!!! We are refilled as we empty ourselves…am I right???

  12. I need to pour myself out more

  13. I find that in God's economy, it's in my own best interest to live as selflessly as possible. To date, however, it's mostly theoretical to me 🙂

  14. SUNDAY UPDATE: I am so thankful for an example of being the church tonight. I was joined by a crew of North Siders who were the hands and feet of Christ to a family in need. I am so thankful for each of you and so thankful we not only got to hear about being the church today, but we WERE the church today!

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