Dwell is a monthly gathering designed to enable the Body of Christ to set apart a space and a time to worship the Lord through music, prayer, and ministry. In Exodus, God asked His people to offer gifts of the heart to create a place for Him: “Let them make for me a sanctuary that I may dwell in their midst” (Exodus 25:8 NIV). The root word of sanctuary in Hebrew is kadash, meaning “to be set apart as sacred.” The sanctuary that God desired for His people was a place of beauty and worship, a refuge, a place of rest. His ultimate invitation to His people, made possible through Christ, was to make a sacred place within their hearts for His Presence to be manifest, and the only material required was their hearts, expressed in free-will offerings given to God.
The purpose of a sanctuary, this set apart space, was for God to dwell in their midst. The Hebrew reference for dwell is shakan (Exodus 29), which is the root word for Shekinah – the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God. Was this not the foundation of the Tabernacle, a set apart place intended for rest and intimacy? God sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to restore man’s relationship back to Him – not only to dwell in their midst, but to dwell within them: “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation,” (Romans 5:11 NIV). All along, the purpose of the Tabernacle was to bring God within the hearts of His people. Likewise, Jesus tells us that we would experience peace and joy when we abide in Him (John 15).
Please join us for DWELL as we posture our hearts to be transformed by the presence of God! This worshipful collaboration is for us, the Body of Christ, to cultivate worship within our beings, within our lives.
February 25 | April 22 | May 27
Remedy Lodi | 6 PM
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God,” Colossians 3:16 (ESV)