Songs and Worship is often used as an introductory period in many Christian Church services, with people filing in over the fifteen to thirty-minute period as the congregation is lead in song. As worship and gospel singing can help prepare one’s heart for the sermon and when people miss the first half of the service then their heart is not as conditioned to receive when the sermon goes forth and this is unfortunate. And, much like sermons, there are many different styles of worship or gospel singing. So, whether your Church home utilizes a choir, a band, or just a few people with instruments, there are many options for worship through song.
One of the most recognizable songs to be found in almost any hymnal, Amazing Grace. Let’s look at the first two stanzas and read into what the lyrics remind us about the beauty and blessing of the grace of God.
Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch; like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
This song refers to the grace that all Christians received from Jesus Christ and the grace that is perpetually open to any who chose to follow Him, obey His word, and keep His commandments. It’s a beautiful narrative that when sung is a gentle reminder of the power and love of Jesus. The song is a unique blend of somber and hopeful, reminding us of the blindness we once stumbled in. It was His grace that found us, that took us upon itself undeservedly, and it is His grace that has set us free. Not only this, but that grace was precious to us, and provided that eternal promise into our hearts as followers of Christ. He gave His life willingly, and He gave it to us freely. Amazing Grace is a powerful reminder of the sacrifice, the power of it, and the beauty of what it means to each and every believer.
Now gospel singing is good, but gospel singing done in a Holy Spirit filled setting is a real game changer. Singing to Jesus and feeling the power of the Holy Spirit is refreshing, encouraging, and beneficial to Christians who truly love being in the presence of the Lord. It also is logical that if the song or worship leader is Holy Spirit filled and Holy Spirit led then worship services would have a level sincerity and power greater than those leading by talent or showmanship alone. What if worship /song leaders prayed over the worship service as much as preachers are expected to pray over a sermon? The good news is some worship leaders are prayerful and Holy Spirit led. So when worship leaders leading the church congregation into psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs and Jesus Christ is the center focus, the spirit of the Lord moves in a heartfelt way and people respond by opening their hearts and surrendering their will to God’s will for their purpose in life and great communication happens between the individual and Jesus. Singing where the Holy Spirt can be felt is uplifting and inspiring. Singing gospel songs and making melody in your heart to the Lord with other Christian believers helps a persons outlook on life be more cheerful.
Some synonyms for Spirit Filled Churches San Antonio Texas are Pentecostal Churches San Antonio Texas, Full Gospel Churches San Antonio Texas, and Apostolic Churches Texas so if you are looking for a Spirit filled worship service where you can feel the Peace, hope, and the presence of God while you sing then come to Pentecostal Life Church. Pentecostal Life Church services San Antonio Texas and the surrounding suburbs. It is the desire of Pentecostal Life Church to have Holy Spirit filled praise and worship. If your wondering what Pentecostal a Spirit filled song service is like come to Pentecostal Life Church.
Pentecostal Life Church is a full Gospel Holy Spirit filled United Pentecostal Church located at 102 FM-78. Schertz, TX 78154
28 “Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. 29 In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on servants—men and women alike.
The power of a Spirit filled church is one that has been discussed since before Jesus came to Earth and before the idea of the modern church was born. The verse used above, prophesied the day when His Holy Spirit would fill anyone regardless of age, race, or social standing and was quoted by Peter on the day of Pentecost. On that day, the Spirit of God descended unto the believers in the upper and the believers began speaking in tongues. After quoting from the prophet Joel, Peter delivers the following message to those that had gathered that day.
Acts 2: 38-47
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
In Acts we see how the Holy Spirit filled, influenced, and empowered the church. Peter states clearly that the Holy Spirit is is available to all and that everyone should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. We see further on from his sermon some of the blessings that the Church body received because of their reception of the Holy Spirit as well. After receiving the Holy Spirit, many signs and wonders were performed. Many sold their worldly possessions and provided for others while being provided for themselves. The Lord added to the church daily because of this. That is how the Holy Spirit blessed the early Church in a matter of days and weeks, but how does a Holy Spirit filled church bless modern day Christians?
The Spirit can bless the modern church in many ways, including the ways which it blessed the early Church mentioned in Acts and the lives of the original disciples and apostles. This doesn’t mean that spiritual blessing is limited to the ways it was described in Acts, but that those means are an aspect of what is possible under the influence and impact of the Holy Spirit. It is also important to remember that one of the keys to receiving the Holy Spirit is believing in Jesus Christ and that the Holy Spirit is a free gift available to all mankind. So going forward we will move under the assumption that Holy Spirit filled Churches can be any Church which is full of members who have accepted, obeyed Christ and committed their lives to Him.
Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind of an outsider looking for a Church body blessed by the Holy Spirit. If someone was truly looking for a place where they felt the presence of the Holy Spirit, they probably wouldn’t be looking for a Church body that lacked passion or commitment to the full gospel message found in the book of Acts. One would expect to find a Church service full of sincerity, love, and an obedience to the Word of God and the members celebrating their Lord and Savior and basking in the opportunity to gather with those that shared the same values and beliefs. When a church is Holy Spirit filled, their worship takes on an entirely new meaning. This is the same for musical tastes and styles of any believer, whether they worship from a hymnal or with a full-fledged church band. The presence of the Holy Spirit brings a new sense of meaning to worship, when one can sing and praise their God, and do so knowing and feeling the influence and presence He has in their lives.
Another aspect of blessing on a Church filled with the Holy Spirit is similar to what was seen in Acts on the day of Pentecost. When the Spirit descended on the people, they not only had the ability to understand one another across differing language barriers, but it also gave Peter the wisdom and words that he was to preach in front of them. From the life of Solomon, we know that God is not only able to impart great wisdom on his subjects, but that he is willing to do so as well. A Holy Spirit filled Church often finds that it is blessed with sermons that give deeper meaning than can be found elsewhere. A Holy Spirit filled Church may often also find that there is clarity given on tough decisions, or that difficult questions are answered to them somewhat miraculously. The applications of Spiritual wisdom are nearly endless, and they can be felt greatly in the Holy Spirit filled church.
A third aspect that was discussed in Acts was the strength in relationships felt by those present when the Holy Spirit came down. Many sold their worldly possessions to help their fellow brothers and sisters, and many more experienced an increase in gladness and singleness of heart. There was a unity among the believers because of the Holy Spirit which they shared. This same unity can be felt among the members of a Holy Spirit filled Church body. Whether it is in services, in the friendships they’ve built, or in the works that they undertake together, the blessing of the Holy Spirit flows into their ability to converse, to collaborate, and to touch one another’s lives.
A Holy Spirit filled church will find many blessings that come to it, and those in search of a Holy Spirit filled church can often tell by the means which the Spirit has poured out and influenced the prospective Church. It is truly wonderful to be able to take part in a body united by the Spirit of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
If you are looking to be apart of a Holy Spirit filled Church San Antonio Texas area, then prayerfully consider Pentecostal Life Church. Pentecostal Life Church is a Holy Spirit filled Church servicing San Antonio TX and surrounding suburbs.
In today’s fast paced and technology focused world, this question comes up a lot. What is the point of gathering together in a building once or twice a week when services can now be attended online, electronic fellowship can be achieved through nearly instantaneous communication, and the knowledge within the Bible can be viewed with a simple online search? The answer to this topical question is yes, and an overwhelming “yes” at that. There are numerous benefits to gathering together, worshiping, learning, and fellowshipping with other believers on a regular basis. We will discuss those in a minute, but first let’s examine what scripture says not only about the need to gather together, but the power of doing so.
Hebrews 10: 24-25
24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
In this passage we learn not only one of the core purposes to meeting together regularly in the name of our Jesus, but we receive a call to do so without neglect. By meeting with fellow believers on a regular basis, we are able to motivate and be motivated on a level that would be unattainable without regular interaction in an environment such as the Church. By meeting on a weekly basis, or even more frequently if meeting on a midweek evening in addition to Sunday mornings, we are able to truly become a part of one another’s lives. When you come into contact with an individual multiple times a week, you are able to better understand them. At first, it may just be superficial understandings such as where they work or which side of San Antonio Texas they live. However, as time goes on, we are able to move deeper in our understanding of our fellow Church members. We begin to understand what motivates them, the desires God has placed on their hearts, and even the struggles that plague their everyday lives. By taking the time to meet together at Church in Christian fellowship, we can better assist each other in these times of struggle. By knowing taking the time and energy to physically meet together one can offer the proper advice and support in times of need, and the Church body can effectively encourage one another as we are called to do in this verse.
It is important not to neglect the relationships in our Churches by taking regular meeting times lightly or neglecting them altogether. In a metaphorical sense, the body cannot properly support itself if the foot only shows up when it deems the meeting time convenient for that week. Hebrews calls us to honor this commitment to one another, and to encourage each other even when others choose to neglect that commitment.
Matthew 18: 19-20
“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. 20 For where two or three gather together as my followers,[h] I am there among them.”
This verse is taken from Jesus’ dialogue, and it carries much significance because of that. The original 12 believers had the benefit of being in physical contact with the Jesus Christ. As modern believers, we do not have the privilege of being in his physical presence. However, unlike the twelve disciples of Christ, we do have the benefit of being a part of a much larger Church body. And while Jesus does not dwell among the Church in an Earthly form at the moment, His presence is still present when the Church gathers in His name. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be the entire church for his presence to dwell amongst those in Christian fellowship. As seen in the above scripture, “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”. It is important to honor our commitment not only between individual members of the Church; but to honor the commitment that Christ gave in Matthew 18:20 by supporting the gathering of any number of members gathered in His name.
Acts 20: 28
“So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood[h]—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.
Not only does meeting regularly assist in encouraging one another and honoring that commitment that Christ gave his followers, but it also serves as a way to help guard and protect one another from the dangers of sin. This is especially pertinent for those whom God has called to lead. Whether this is leadership within the church, leadership in the workplace, or leadership in the community; God has entrusted you with leadership over (at least) part of His flock. This isn’t a gift that God has given lightly either, the freedom of God’s flock was purchased through the blood He shed upon the cross. It is important to remember that our lives are His, regardless of circumstance. His blood redeemed us, His spirit guides us as we pursue Him. As leaders in each of our respective roles, we are responsible for guiding members of His flock in the proper direction. If we begin to ignore or avoid these responsibilities by skipping Church meetings, avoiding the presence of others, and dodging the gathering bodies, then we have failed to watch over those whom he has entrusted to us.
There are many benefits and necessities to meeting with fellow believers on a regular basis, plus it is honoring the commitments between us and God. This means that we encourage, honor, and protect those that he has placed in our midst.
We at Pentecostal Life Church welcome and extend Christian community and fellowship you.
Pentecostal Life Church is a Spirit Filled Apostolic Pentecostal Church located in Schertz, TX. Schertz Texas is a suburb of San Antonio, Texas.
Pentecostal Life Church currently meets at 1201 Oak Street. Schertz, TX 78154.
Service times are: Sunday 10:30 am & Thursday 7pm.
No feeling can ever replace the pure joy I feel when I step inside our local community church on Sunday morning. I know of a man who had been considering adding an extra evening service to his schedule for a long time, but thought it would be impossible to find enough time in his day. However, he was motivated to take his spiritual life to the next level.
When that man adopted a second church service into his week, he said that the added benefits far outweighed any trouble it took to make that additional service possible. For this man, one Sunday service just wasn’t enough. That’s why he took the initiative and added a second service and wow, the benefits were truly overwhelming.
Here are some notable benefits of adding an evening church service into your life:
- Connecting closer with God
There is something satisfying and reverent about being inside of a Bible believing community church. The physical space connects us closer to God and helps us to realize and understand that there is something out there so much bigger than ourselves.
Once you enter a house of worship, you are instantly elevated to a new state and can more easily open yourself up to God, trying to better understand his message and take in his words. Just stepping a foot inside during an evening church service near you will make you feel more connected. Attending an extra evening church service strengthens your connection with God and reinforced the fact that he is with you throughout every part of your life.
By taking the time to attend a second church service, you are making more time for God and allowing him to physically get involved in your daily life.
- Reflecting on gratitude
Step into your midweek church service and take the chance to practice gratitude, here you can take any negative or frustrating situation and turn it into an opportunity for learning and growth. Even when things seem like they couldn’t get any worse, an evening church service will help you change your outlook on life and allow you to stop dwelling on the past and things you cannot change. Once you achieve this you will start to see the blessings of life more clearly than ever before.
Church will help you realize and appreciate all the great things you have in your life, even at times when you might be feeling lost or down. It may be hard to see your countless blessings now, but when you attend an evening church service you are better set to open up your heart and eyes to notice all the beautiful things you have in your life. That is one of the keys to living a more fulfilling life, being able to understand that there are countless blessing in your life and appreciating those blessings in a more spiritual setting.
- Be more Social
An added benefit of a community church is the social connection and Christian fellowship we get with others when we attend. This is true especially for people who just moved to a new town or new neighborhood. The ones that attend church are generally pretty friendly people, easy to talk to and connect with. If you are struggling to meet new people and make quality friends, attending an evening church service can be one of the best ways to get yourself out there.
Never has there been a more open environment to meet new people and from relationships that could last a lifetime. At your local evening church service, you will be surrounded by people who share similar values, beliefs, and Christian fellowship making it that much easier to connect and be social at a local Christian church.
- Better Connect with loved ones
Not all families are on the exact same page when it comes to faith, worship and attending church. Sometimes it’s a struggle to get the kids to go and maybe the wife has a busy schedule as well. That’s why attending an evening church service can work best for you – it gives you a chance to attend with everyone that you love. Studies also show that families that attend church together reported higher levels of happiness and deeper levels of connection. The reason is that church helps reconnect us to the shared beliefs we do have. It reinforces the higher philosophy and purpose behind being a family, allowing us to create a safe space to connect with God and our families on a deeper level.
Families who take the time to attend an evening church service are making more time to connect with each other on a more spiritual level of Christian fellowship. When you started your family I’m sure you had every intention to do whatever it took to stay connected with each other. By attending a night church service together, you and the family are reminded of your strong bond and undenying love for one another.
- Feel more admiration
Your day to day life can get chaotic, don’t you ever long for some peace and quiet? When you step foot into an evening church service, you are transported into a new place that is centered around the values of peace and worship. It’s amazing how feelings of peace and happiness wash over you the minute that you step inside the holy place of the Lord. It’s a place where you know you can be safe, even in the craziest of days.
Regular evening church attendance at a local community church near you can help us revisit our most peaceful states, finding what it takes to truly feel calmness and joy. It provides us with a safe space for prayer, where we can express humility and gratitude in a spirit filled environment. It also gives us the chance to feel more at peace within, giving us a sense of satisfaction with our daily lives. Use a night church service to slow down even the craziest of days. By implementing a regular evening service into your life, you will have something to look forward to at the end of each week.
- Creating More Opportunities
Attending multiple services creates more unity. If you can add an additional evening service to your schedule, you should give it a try. The people who attend only one service never truly get the chance to appreciate all the opportunities for growth and personal development like they would if they would only add an evening service at their local community church. So, when you add an evening service to your schedule, it gives you the chance to get closer with the people in your church and form tighter relationships thru Christian fellowship.
The more services you attend, the more opportunities that are created. More opportunities for growth, leadership and learning. By adding an extra evening church service to your life, you are truly maximizing your potential for growth through faith.
- Giving back
Most churches offer different kinds of charity work and assistance for their communities and other areas of need around the world. Through faith alone, you can visit and help out struggling communities from all around the world – not to mention locally, in a variety of ways. Church gives you the means to do it with people that you love.
Within a local community church, you get the opportunity to donate time and money to the causes that you believe in the most. Help out through organizations who share the same values that you do so you can share God’s Grace and love together. We are truly blessed to be living the lives we do today, full of opportunity, safety and freedom. Many people in today’s world live in constant fear and poverty, some not knowing how or when they will get their next meal. Use an evening church services to help those in need. It can be a great way for you to better appreciate what you do have and will give you a greater sense of gratification in your everyday life.
- Finding each “lesson” in life
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
Everybody wants to understand why things happen the way that they do, this is normal. But even in life’s toughest challenges, there is always a lesson to be learned. When you take the time to attend an evening service near you, it gives you time to truly reflect on what’s happening in your life and understand what these occurrences mean. This free time to yourself, alone, will help you understand what’s going on and can help show you the lesson that needs to be learned. Church just helps us “understand” by giving us the time to pray, think and reflect.
- Learning Forgiveness
It can be difficult at times to ignore feelings of disappointment, frustration and annoyance with others. Maybe the one that you love the most let you down, your kid has been getting in trouble at school or a family member has said something hurtful to you. Whatever the case may be, forgiveness is always one of the hardest lessons to learn. The irony is that once you let go and forgive, a huge weight is immediately lifted off your shoulders – allowing you to go on with your life with a better attitude and understanding.
When you’re constantly busy in your day to day life, it’s tough to reflect and get the strength to let go of something that once hurt you. By attending an evening church service near by, you put yourself in a position for ultimate reflection and understanding. This will be your best chance at learning to forgive and gaining the strength to let go of those negative feelings, which could be holding you back from living your life to the fullest. You can’t live your best life when you are stuck in the past, holding on to negative feelings toward another person. But by learning to forgive, you will be on the right path to your best life.
- Music fills the spirit
There is something special about spirit filled Christian music, nobody can deny this. Your evening church service will be filled with uplifting hymns and religious music that can help you receive a message you may not have been able to hear otherwise. The power of music can truly open up your heart and your mind, even lifting the weight of the world off of your shoulders.
Through music, you will feel more spiritually connected since song helps us think of God. By simply listening to music at the midweek service in the area, you can experience unparalleled feelings of joy and happiness that will give you an eye-opening message you can carry with you throughout the rest of the week. Attend your evening service.
Adding an extra evening church service is a great way to find deeper meaning in your life. In your worst moments, when you’re experiencing feeling of sorrow, frustration and despair, it can be easy to lose sight of what matters most. You may even feel alone or isolated from God and loved ones. But when you attend that additional evening service, you are given a greater sense of purpose. You can better see what it is you were put on this earth to do. Evening churches truly helps us revisit our purpose and the reasons why we need to hold on and remain faithful.
If you are looking for a community church for Christian fellowship near you, we invite you to our midweek evening service. Take this time to connect with others, yourself and God. Pentecostal Life Church is a Spirit Filled Apostolic United Pentecostal Church in the San Antonio suburb Schertz, Texas.
We are currently meeting at 1201 Oak street, Schertz, TX Service times Sunday 10:30am & Thursday 7pm.
Come out to our evening service and enjoy the spirit filled experience.