Discovery Church, Discovery Prescott

RHYTHMS OF MY TRIBE PART 3

Week 1 Rhythms Of Prayer
Week 2 Rhythms Of Purpose
Week 3 Rhythms Of Promise
GO TO THE RHYTHM MAKER
 
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Matthew 11:28-29 (MSG)
“If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together.” – African Proverb
“I Can Do Things You Cannot, You Can Do Things I Cannot; Together We Can Do Great Things.”  – Mother Teresa
“None Of Us Is As Smart As All Of Us.”– Ken H Blanchard
What scripture says about coming together.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
 

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

 
How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!

 

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

1. I can’t seem to “get IT together”.
The church is not built on the people who come and go,
it’s built on the people who stay and serve!
When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.
Acts 2:1-4 (the message)
2. SO MANY PROMISES…….UNREALIZED.
There are so many promises in scripture that we will never be realized in this lifetime if we only understand that they are intended for us as individuals…many of the promises of God can only be realized when the entire church gets together.
Psalm 78:41   They limited the Holy One of Israel.
When you isolate yourself from the flock you paralyze the promises of God from your life.
The promises of God are not written to ME…they are written to WE!
It was his intent that through the church the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms…according to his  eternal purpose that he accomplished inn Christ Jesus – Ephesians 3:20
3.  TOGETHER WE CREATE A RHYTHM WHERE GOD CAN WORK.
The Fellowship of the Believers
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47 
The Fellowship of the Believers
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47 
4. Jesus was BROKEN APART on the cross so we could COME TOGETHER as His Church.
 
JESUS WAS BROKEN IN PIECES SO WE CAN COME TOGETHER.
What God did through Jesus on the cross by allowing him to be broken to pieces is what holds us together.
 
And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. ! Corinthians 11:24-26
Communion
Walk with me   –  work with me watch how I do it.
KEEP HIS PACE AND RECEIVE HIS PEACE.
 
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