The H Factor is on the periodical chart and it is a living; active ingredient withing every human being regardless of their faith, color of their skin; abilities and disabilities. The H in the Triological studies of Biblical, Systematic and Evangelical sciences are three elements that can be used to honor and acknowledge God’s contribution at home, work and in our communities; and show hospitality to one another no matter where you are. The H Factor brings the breakthrough question of this week to focus on special needs ministries. A review of the Psalms and an outward expression of worship are at the heart of the psalmist.
At the chapel services this week at Mosaic in Colorado Springs, Friendship Fellowship is reviewing the Psalms and the unit they have journeyed through. The main lesson has been that God cares how I feel and it is expressed through poetry, songs and prayer. On this day and this week when Thanksgiving is upon us, what better way than to honor God by building community in a two part service. This day is a review and a capsule of the last psalm in the unit. Celebrating in music and psalm is the Creation with Majestic and Morning has Broken surrounding Psalm 8. Psalm 23 is about God and Jesus as our shepherd as we explore David’s heart and how God watches over us and counts us all in. The songs and hymns like “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead us” and the contemporary “You Never Let Go” are put into motion to illustrate and praise God for being our Shepherd.
Leads us Home
“Great is your faithfulness and “Amazing Grace” lead the next Psalm 13 as we wait on the Lord and He answers us. Friends and family gather prayers added to index cards. The take home study is all about talking to God and praising him throughout the weeks. The review of Psalm 100 begins with “He has made me Glad,” and reviews “You are my strength.” The review takes us to Psalm 46 which echoes where we find our strength.
Outward expressions to hospitality
Mercy and hospitality are close cousins and Psalm 130 reflects this. The road to hope in our lives is that God helps us to embrace correction that leads to challenge that brings welcomed change. God knows our name and that is the next step in our understanding. Showing that God wants a relationship with all of us means that he not only knows our names, but He knows our thoughts, He knows where it hurts and what brings us joy. So we sing the theme song “He knows my name.”
Breakthrough Question of Week 8
“How can we invite and honor God into our homes; and practice the gift of hospitality? How shall we then daily acknowledge that God has ownership over all we bring and express to one another?”
The acknowledgement that God is our creator rings true with the special needs friends in our communities. He has a purpose and use for both our abilities and our disabilities and he cares when we are hurting and makes us stronger by building our character. Psalm 139 is the final reprise of the song “He knows my name.” It is the strongest life giving verse in the Bible. It is the most systematic theological truth that gives us the testimony that “we are not our own. And that our body is our home, and our temple, and our the vehicle that God uses to communicate his message. “You created me. You created the deepest parts of my being. You put me together inside my mother’s body. How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful I know you very well.
Room for all at the Inn
To the readers, to the listeners and the viewers of the five examiner columns the author invites you to participate in the Advent Experience. This is the most comprehensive message series from an evangelical view; a special needs ministry; through the lens of media and culture; conversations with God in prayer and a community building experience. We draw the Maps of Motive, Approach, and Power. The perspective is exploring the science of the Biblical, the Systematic and Evangelical Theology (Triology). Finally the message, the music and the mission is designed to save the world. Don’t miss “Room for all at the Inn.” To find out more e-mail Friendshipfellowship@juno.com and follow the National Prayer Examiner at examiner.com.