The church connection

Hillsong Berlin Team | Sunday 27.09.2020

 

BEN

 

Matthew 16:18 (TLB)
You are Peter, a stone; and upon this rock I will build my church; and all the powers of hell shall not prevail against it.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Am I willing to build what Jesus said He would build – which is the church? 
  • Do I trust God with my dreams and desires?
  • Can I build the church and trust God with the rest?

Church is who you meet. We can change the perception that people have of the church. It’s easy to pass on the same welcome and encouragement that we received ourselves.

When we decided to contribute to Heart for the House in our first year here, it came from a decision to plant ourselves here. As a result, we experienced a feeling of belonging.

 

 

SHEILA & ANDRES

 

Psalm 84:10 (MSG)
One day spent in your house, this beautiful place of worship, beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches.

Through conviction and revelation, we made the decision to build His house. It’s all about living a life that is bigger than your own. We are doing something that is going to impact the next generations. 

God’s plan is to build His house, which can look different for everyone. 

Questions to ask yourself:

  • When you see the church – do you see the brick, do you see the wall or do you see the cathedral for the glory of God? 
  • What would church look like, if everyone did what you do? 
  • Am I willing to play my part to build His house? 

 

(Find the “7 things about The Church” here.)

Our mindsets changed towards a spirit of taking on responsibility: Church is our home, the guests coming to church are our guests. It is important to move from the focus on “me” to “us”. When we decided this was our church, we started to grow, because we became closer instead of watching from the distance. When we decided to contribute, we started growing. 

There is something powerful and attractive when we see people coming together beyond their preferences to contribute towards something bigger. Contributing to Heart for the House enlarged our lives, our capacity and strengthened our faith and trust. Heart for the House represents what Ps Brian Houston says about the church: ‘Church is not built on the talents of a few but on the sacrifices of many.’