Due to scheduling conflicts with Aloft Hotel, we will not be able to gather for next 3 Sunday mornings. This is a blessing in that it gives us a reminder that the church is not about a building or an event, but being a Family together united by Faith in Jesus.
If you've been gathering with us over past couple months, we've been going through Nehemiah (catch-up on messages through our website or via iTunes podcasts @hubchurchboston). Since we won't be gathering, we'll still be continuing through Nehemiah in other forms of gathering. We'll continue with Nehemiah 9:
Nehemiah 9 finds the Israelites confessing “their sins and the wickedness of their fathers” (ie: those in their community who had come before them) (Neh. 9:2). Yet the scene is not of individualistic repentance and confession. There is a large-scale, organized, community dimension, yet powerfully and organically directed by the Spirit of God. For a quarter of the day people listen to the Scriptures read and explained; for another quarter of the day they commit themselves to confession and worship. The corporate prayer in which they are led is in large measure a review of their family history as God’s people. It highlights the repeated cycles of doubt, distrust and disobedience into which the people had fallen, but more importantly the repeated willingness and ability of God to restore them. The heart of the people’s confession is found in Nehemiah 9:33: “In all that has happened to us, you (God) have been just; you have acted faithfully, while we did wrong.”
Sunday Aug 19 - THIS WEEKEND
We will not have a morning Gathering at Aloft Hotel, but Everyone please join for a Prayer Walk on Sunday at 4:30pm at M St Park in South Boston (corner of M St & E Broadway). If any change due to weather, we will send email and post on website.
Pastor Charlie will be walking us through a time of prayer based on Nehemiah 9: Confession -- spending time asking God to reveal areas of your life in which you have or are doubting, distrusting and disobeying God, knowing that “if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)