I love church. I love going to church, attending church, being part of church. I love it all. I love Sunday school, Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night, deacons’ meeting, as long as they don’t fire me. I love the soul-winning meetings, the bus rallies. I love church.
We love to come early, and we love to stay late. We’re always about one of the last ones in the church. Sometimes I say, “We’ve been out of church for almost an hour. Let’s go.” I love church.
Grew up in church, and I want to die going to church or the rapture. But I want to speak to you about the church for a few moments because one of the great privileges of being a Christian is to have a church that prays. Acts chapter 12 verse 5: “Peter was in prison, but prayer was made without ceasing of the church.”
Church family, let’s let’s get prayer meetings going. And maybe, church member, you don’t have to tell the pastor, but maybe ask God to put it heavy on his heart that we begin to see prayer meetings. Maybe some of y’all just come like some of our people, especially a lot of ladies. I watch them come in. I’ve watched men come in Wednesday nights, other service, and they’ll just gather in the back of the auditorium, just in some pews there and pray. Maybe you can pray after church. Maybe pray sometime. Get part of a prayer meeting. Good church members learn how to pray and also how to pray with the church.
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Pastor Trieber has served as the pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church since March of 1976. He is also the President of Golden State Baptist College.