Rendezvous

Church buildings may be architecturally grand, cathedral-like, or as simple as a retrofitted storefront.  Congregations meet in leaders’ homes and rented auditoriums.   Many houses of worship are somewhere in the middle – modestly beautiful buildings that have been loved, cared for, and developed by generations of members.

All these places where believers gather are sacred.  They are holy ground.  They are sacred because of what happens in them.  It is the worship, fellowship, teaching and learning, spiritual growth, budget decisions, program planning, laughter and fun, personal prayer, and lives encouraged and transformed.  All this and more, over years of honest human experience, is what makes a building holy.

Think of the church as a rendezvous.  A rendezvous with God.  A rendezvous with people who want to know God in a personal way.  A rendezvous with friends old and new who are drawn to this unique person Jesus of Nazareth and the way of life he taught and embodied.

The Acts of the Apostles, in the New Testament, recounts how the gospel spread from the Middle East to Europe.  It is the story of one rendezvous after another.  Here’s what happened when Paul and his group arrived at the city of Philippi in Macedonia:  “On the Sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there” (Acts 16:13). 

A remarkable Jewish businesswoman named Lydia listens, is convinced by the gospel, and brings her whole household to be baptized.  Paul and Silas proceed to another rendezvous (in the local jail!) and then . . . where do they go?  “After leaving the prison they went to Lydia’s home; and when they had seen and encouraged the brothers and sisters there, they departed” (16:40).  Lydia’s house had become a church!  They could have named that rendezvous “The Church of the Encouraging Word.”

One Response to “Rendezvous”

  1. Ellian098

    My brother was not ready to agree because he had a blind faith for his spy camera. Then I suggested him to install a spy cam in his restaurant so that he could see the mischief with his own eyes. He somehow agreed to my suggestion and installed one spy cam in his restaurant. The spy cam started its work with great smartness. To his astonishment he was taken aback to see that the people whom he trusted the most were actually cheating him. If unauthorized people enter your office, you’ll find out quickly. When your work necessities and machines disappear, are impaired, or had any type of accident take place, you’ll learn about how it happened. The added security is just about the biggest advantage.

    The preferred method of handling staff minus the manager’s presence is definitely the spy camera pen, typically reduced to ‘spy cam’. Such recording equipment gets so small that you’re able to put them anywhere from a watch to a wall clock. It is possible to install them on walls or poles without them being discovered and you will see just about everything in the whole workspace without spending vital operating time scoping out your team. Be clear about business policies, such as the rules during work hours. Verify that everyone knows exactly what these guidelines are. You may post them all over the office, so that your employees would be regularly advised about them.

    You can easily check that by employing a spy camera watch. This could lessen and hopefully get rid of useless time expended on both the company phones along with their personal cell phones. Naturally, a good working relationship must be founded on trust. But trust is undoubtedly a valuable matter to be presented to someone, particularly when it involves business. All the same, after you have satisfied yourself that the workplace is as trustworthy and responsible as can be, then your spying must be scaled down or discontinued totally. As mentioned previously, confidence is important in enterprise. It is just as critical to get your staff to believe in you as for you to have confidence in them.

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