1. Godly Atmosphere: God rests where His reputation is safe. 2. Grace Atmosphere: Teach the people continually about grace. 3. Gathering Atmosphere: It's a feeling that we are family.
"Nothing disciplines the inordinate desires of the flesh like service, and nothing transforms the desires of the flesh like serving in hiddenness. The flesh whines against service but screams against hidden service. It strains and pulls for honor and recognition. It will devise subtle, religiously acceptable means to call attention to the service rendered. If we stoutly refuse to give in to this lust of the flesh, we crucify it. Every time we crucify the flesh, we crucify pride and arrogance."-Richard Foster