October 8th: Special Guest...The Lord With Two or Three

Greetings Brothers and Sisters…and little ones too,

How many times have you been to church where you had a special guest come to visit? The visit was special because this guest was not normally part of your church gathering, typically came with accolades and promotion and was anticipated by the congregation with eagerness. And when all was done, all were blessed and spiritually uplifted and looked forward to any future return of this special guest.

Well I am excited to announce that tomorrow during our Lord’s Day gathering we too will have a special guest and that special guest is none other than Jesus our Messiah. He too comes with accolades and promotion:

Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!"

How do I know ahead of time that Jesus, Yeshua will be our special guest? Because He says so:

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in the midst of them."

The difference between the special guest that comes and goes, our special is there EVERY TIME WE GATHER! Charles Spurgeon in his sermon The Lord With Two or Three describes Jesus as already present when He says “there I am”…meaning He is waiting for us.

Spurgeon went on to say:

“And does not this gathering into His name mean that we are, first, to be known by His name, and then to get close to one another by drawing more and more near to Him? The way to be gathered together is to be gathered together by Him and to Him. If all press to the center, they all press to one another. If each man’s aim is personal fellowship with Christ, personal knowledge of Christ, personal trust in Christ, personal adoration of Christ, personal service to Christ and the getting of personal likeness to Christ, then we are all coming together. While our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ, we also have fellowship with all the saints. This should be our great objective of all our gatherings, to be brought more fully into Christ—and all of us must, meanwhile, believe that Jesus is in the midst and we must come together unto Him.

So in preparation for tomorrow and our gathering together to Him and with Him, please bring your praises and prayer requests to share. We will continue with Paul Tripp’s The War of Words and of course celebrate the Lord’s Supper and share a meal together.

Brothers, if you have a short teaching that you would like to share, please be prepared.

Sisters, you do such a great job with our shared meal each week, I don’t think I need to say anything except thank you! To those that might be first time guests, if you can, please bring some food to share.

See you tomorrow,

In Christ,

Chris