Networking with God (Elfchen Series #80)

Plugged In

Creator’s

Voice abounds

Truly humbling ourselves

Taking time to listen

Holiness

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Father’s House

Worship

Gospel’s constellation

Connecting with God

Scripture, prayer, and song

Praiseworthy

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Faith Fortified

Gospel

Shared daily

One on one

Proclaiming Lord’s Good News

Discipleship

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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Call to Worship

From Psalm 100:1-2:  “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come into His presence with singing.”

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Call to worship

From near and far

House of the Lord

Sabbath’s bright star

 

Call to worship

Doors open wide

All are welcome

Spirit shall guide

 

Call to worship

Hearing God’s Word

With reverence

His love transferred

 

Call to worship

Praising through song

Lifting voices

Together strong

 

Call to worship

Praying as one

Communal time

Blessing God’s Son

 

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The inspiration for this poem grew from a morning devotional which featured the hymn, “All Are Welcome.”  If you wish to hear more hymns, look for MaryRuth72’s channel on YouTube.

God Calling (Elfchen Series #75)

Never Lost 

Navigating

Uncharted waters

Embrace change ahead

Steadfast in trusting God

Faithfulness

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Never Misses

Sin

Life’s misdeeds

Missing God’s target

Grace finds its mark

Forgiveness

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Never Closed 

Come

Gather today

Community of believers

House of the Lord

Worship

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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Hungry Feast

From John 6:35:  “Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

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Gathering in community

Preparing for His Hungry Feast

Coming to Heavenly Father

Worshipping Christ, our Holy Priest

 

Traveling life’s difficult road

Hungering for peace in our hearts

Tasting fellowship with Jesus

Targeting us with grace-filled darts

 

Fulfilling hope from Father’s love

Joining at His holy table

Seeking lasting, peaceful comfort

Witnessing Bethlehem’s stable

 

Rejecting evil’s dark presence

Praising and worshipping our Lord

Filling our hunger from His feast

Riding Gospel’s train . . . all aboard!

 

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From Matthew 5:6:  “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

The hymn “We Come to the Hungry Feast” inspired the writing of this poem.  Some churches also use this tune as a communion hymn.

Kingdom Calling (Elfchen Series #68)

Gathering

Anticipation

Weekly worship

Word and Sacrament

Community response to God

Empowerment

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Rescuing

Quest

Righteous justice

Transforming unruly sheep

Father dispatches Good Shepherd

Deliverance

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Blessing

Creator

Inviting us

Come to Him

Receive compassion, teaching, healing

Everlasting

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Charles Stanley Quote

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For us, jealousy isn’t attractive, but for God, it’s a holy attribute.  God is unhappy when we worship anyone besides Him.  Only He deserves our praise.

From James 4:5-6:  “Or do you suppose that it is for nothing that the scripture says, ‘God yearns jealously for the spirit that He has made to dwell in us’?  But He gives all the more grace.”

Rick Warren Quote

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When you use your life for God’s glory, everything you do can become an act of worship.

From Exodus 20:2-3:  “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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Genuine worship of God must be done “in spirit and truth.”

From John 4:23:  “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship Him.”

Matthew Henry Quote

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It is not enough for us to be where God is worshipped, if we do not ourselves worship Him.

From John 4:23-24:  “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him.  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

A. W. Tozer Quote

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If you will not worship God seven days a week, you do not really worship Him on one day a week.

From John 4:23-24:  “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him.  God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”