What’s a Good Meeting

Bethany begins its annual meeting Friday night September 11 and we pray the Lord will bless with a good meeting. Some people have different views of what makes a good meeting. Some people think that if the congregation is much larger than usual that it is a good meeting. Others think that if the singing is top notch and the prayers edifying that the meeting is good. Still others might only mention that the food was the best they had ever ate and the deserts so numerous, it was difficult to choose. I heard Elder Sony Pyles tell of one who visited an association meeting and he brought back the report that they had coffee available at all times and served pies ever so thick. Evidently that was his measure of a good meeting. Someone might say that unless someone came forward and united with the church it wasn’t a good meeting. On and on the list could go of what constitutes a good gospel meeting.

The saints of God should look forward to the gospel meeting to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth. Prayers should go up by everyone that the Spirit of the Lord would fill the minister and everyone under the sound of his voice and to speak messages that would exhort, comfort and edify the body of believers. It is incumbent upon each believer to open the door and hear His voice to have fellowship with Him and enjoy a good gospel meeting. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20). If someone is not enthusiastic about attending a gospel meeting, it most likely will not be a good meeting in their mind.Be like the Psalmist David who said, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” (Psalm 122:1). 

It doesn’t matter if the most prominent individuals in the eyes of the believer is not present during the meeting or any other fleshly consideration. What truly matters is that the Lord is ever present in Spirit and the glory of the Lord fill the house and we behold His glory and are changed from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. We surely pray the Lord will grace us with His heart felt presence and we can truly rejoice in the knowledge of the Saviour’s love!–September 10, 2015–ElderLarry Wise

Facebook Twitter Email

About wisepb

Pastor: Bethany Primitive Baptist Church
This entry was posted in Church. Bookmark the permalink.