His foundation is in the holy mountains.
The Lord loveth the gates of Zion
more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.
This short psalm focuses in its entirety upon the city of God, Jerusalem, which is situated upon the hills of Zion, Moriah, Acra, and Bezethah, which God had singled out to be His special place in which to dwell, where people would come to worship Him. The psalmist states that it would be a privilege to be said that a man was born here in this place, for this indeed is a special place.
This is a majestic psalm, but I wonder, what is the significance for me? What can I take out of this psalm for my personal edification? Well, do I have a special place where I go to worship God? Yes! I have my church. This is my special place; this is the place that I am happy to call home. I am glad to invite folks to join me to worship here, for I know that here we will be fed from God’s Word, we will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and we will be encouraged through God-honoring music and the sweet fellowship of other believers. Campus Church has become a haven for me, a cool spring flowing in the desert, and I invite you to taste of this refreshing spring as well. I do not exalt the institution or its leadership—for it, like any other ministry, is made up of imperfect men and women—but I rejoice in the fact that here at this place the name of our Lord Jesus Christ is consistently exalted through the preaching, teaching, and music.
Most of you readers live in other places all around the world. But if you happen to live in my neck of the woods, in the Pensacola, Florida area, allow me to invite you to visit my church, Campus Church, located on the campus of Pensacola Christian College, just inside the main gate. If you are ever visiting in the area, this invitation is for you too. And when you come, look for me after the service in the North Lobby so I can personally welcome you. Better yet, let me know ahead of time that you are coming, and we’ll sit together (if I’m not in the choir) or perhaps have dinner together after the service.
But you don’t have to be here in beautiful Pensacola to visit our church, for we are also on the radio, television, and the Internet.
On the Radio
The Rejoice Radio network can be heard on several stations across the nation and also online at www.rejoice.org. Go to the website to listen to live programming, to find an interactive map of satellite stations, and to check out our program guide.
Our services are available to view or listen locally, nationally, and internationally on television and the Internet. Watch our services on the Daystar network. Check www.rejoicetv.org or your local listings for details.
On the Internet
Stream the recent services on demand from our website at www.campuschurch.com/Messages/.
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Do you have a church that you call home, a local body of like-minded believers where you gather each week to worship our Lord Jesus Christ and give praise to God the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit? If not, then I shall pray that the Father will direct you to a place of fellowship. For although we can worship God anywhere we may happen to be, there is something to be said for coming together with other believers on a regular basis. Corporate worship strengthens our faith, encourages others, and becomes an act of obedience to God, for He has commanded us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together.
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.
Thank you for allowing me to invite you to my church. I do hope you will join me someday, for we are family here, and you are always welcome. Come anytime. Pensacola is not as special as Zion… but it’s pretty close!
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Photo courtesy of Campus Church, Pensacola, Florida