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Worship (4 of 7)
I. Opening -- Yawning?
Watch someone yawn, and try not to yawn yourself. It can be impossible to resist. Even reading about yawning can make you do it. Now, a new study offers insight into why contagious yawning is such a powerful force.
Yawning when others yawn, the study suggests, is a sign of empathy and a form of social bonding. Kids don't develop this deeply rooted behavior until around age four, the study found. Kids with autism are half as likely to catch yawns. In the most severe cases, they never do.
Yawning might eventually help doctors diagnose developmental disorders. The work could also lead to a better understanding of the subtle ways that people communicate and connect. (Discovery.com)
So what are some other ways watching others affects us...
So many people have invested in my life in a mentoring capacity but the one who shaped my theological perspective more than any other person has been the Reverend Doctor Katie Hohmann, she is the Associate Dean of Education for Valley Forge Christian College, Woodbridge Campus.
We were talking about distinct aspects of Pentecostal Theology, particularly we believe in the living, active, moving, speaking God to whom we can be awakened, especially during times of outwardly expressive corporate worship. And then she said, in the modern Pentecostal Church, we are stained glassed windows for one another.
II. Opening, part 2
-Our lives need to have flow, our words, our attitudes, our reactions, our choices, our example…life giving to everyone around us. And the 12 Pathways make it possible, rivers of living water out of us and into the world!
He has given me a new song to sing,?a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see (double meaning) what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord. (Psalm 40:3, nlt) (Psalm 96:1-3/Psalm 98:1-2)
At City Life, we are committed to ma ...
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