40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 27 – Worship & Fellowship

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18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.  Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit.  Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:18-20)

 

We had two great comments yesterday that provided excellent examples of how we benefit from Fellowship.  They are certainly worth checking out.

As we have done in prior weeks, we will take a break from Dear Libby today and focus on encouraging each other.  I believe we all benefit when we share favorite passages from the Bible that reinforce our practise of Disciplines.  At a minimum, the verses remind us that the 40-day journey we are on is Biblically based.

Today is all about Bible passages.

 

Today’s Request:

Please share your favourite Bible passages on Worship and Fellowship.

7 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 27 – Worship & Fellowship

  1. The Psalms have always been a source of inspiration for me when it comes to Worship. This particular passage also reminds me of fellowship because of the many times it refers to “us”. The passage is from Psalm 95:1-7:

    Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
    Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

  2. Like the previous commenter, many of my favorite passages arise from the Psalms. Pertaining to worship, the following passage reminds me of the heart I am to have when I worship God. The verse inspires me because it speaks of a type of longing for God that acknowledges how desperate we are for him. It also gives a beautiful reason for worship -we worship because God’s love is better than life! The passage is Psalm 63: 1-3 (NIV):

    You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

  3. Hebrews11:6
    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

    Phil 3:9
    ………and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

    • Hebrews 10:24-25
      and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

  4. Acts 2:42-47 NIV
    [42] They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. [43] Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. [44] All the believers were together and had everything in common. [45] Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he 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.

    To me this just raises the bar so much, and beautifully so. I have in fact had some such experiences, but oh, to live that way..

  5. In the oh Lord do I put my let me never be ashamed
    Let’s all continue praying for each other &continue to grow in faith
    Praising&giving God the Glory

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