Asbury United Methodist Church | Shepherdstown

Let the Church Say Amen

In Part 3 of the Biblical Basis for Holy Habits series, Pastor Rudy Bropleh explains the spiritual use and meaning of the word, AMEN. Using Nehemiah 8:6 as the primary biblical reference, he also directs us to Numbers 5:16-22, 1 John 5:7, 1 Corinthians 1:10, as well as Matthew 18:19-20 for emphasis. Pastor Bropleh delivers two important points regarding the word, AMEN: !) AMEN is an act of Acknowledgement. In other words, we must admit and confess to God that we are weak, broken, or dealing with other kinds of issues --as opposed to acting as those you don't have problems and do not need help. We all need help and that help comes from God! We should name the problem or issue and pray to God, asking God to find a solution, followed by the words, "In Jesus' Name - AMEN!" We must acknowledge that God is the truth and the light; our Savior in any time of need and we must trust God to rejuvenate and to revive our soul. 2) AMEN is an act of Agreement. When we say, "Amen" at the end of our prayer, we are proclaiming, "so be it" or "it is so". We --the Church and Christians --must be in agreement in order to move forward. We encounter problems when do not understand or exercise the power and the principle of agreement. One person cannot accomplish or fix the problem alone; find a prayer partner --when 2 or more gather, God is present! We must stand together ---to cry and to celebrate. Check it out ---I didn't reveal everything --Feel the power!
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