Let’s try a little experiment. I want us to not attend church for a month. That’s right, it’s not a misprint. Do NOT attend church for 4 weeks. Actually this came from something I said in my sermon Sunday night. I didn’t plan to say it. Actually, I had never even thought about it until it just came out. Then the more I have thought about it, the more I like it. You see, you may think it is a matter of semantics, but I think it is a matter of expectation and attitude. I want us to stop attending church on Sundays and start gathering for worship! Can you see the difference? If we are going to church then we care about how we look. Who we see. We care about whether or not we enjoy it there. We care if it is too hot or too cold. We care if it is too loud or not loud enough. We care about church things. However, we need to be gathering as the people of God to celebrate God because He is good and because He is worthy. If we are coming with that heart, mind and attitude, I think it changes everything. What really matters then is whether or not I honor God. Whether or not I praise His name. Whether or not I glorify Him. It has nothing to do with any of the “trappings” of a service. It has everything to do with the position of my heart. It has everything to do with what I do not what others do. If we begin gathering with this purpose it may change the way we prepare to come. It might change the way we act once we are there. It might actually change a lot of things. The glory of God may fill our sanctuary. It may just be incredible. See you Sunday……or maybe not… we gather for worship. BK<

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2 Responses to AN EXPERIMENT

  1. Cristal says:

    WOW! That’s powerful. This week, instead of telling my kids to get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, etc. so we can get to church; I am going to tell them to hurry so we can go gather to worship! Thanks for that message.

  2. RandyC says:

    My kid plays sports. Once a week is the game, how he performs in the game is directly related to how much he works out during the week.

    Could our worship be similar? Do we show up on Sunday morning expecting worship without “working out” during the week? If we draw close to Him in worship every day during the week, wouldn’t reaching out to Him on Sunday be as natural as breathing?

    Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
    Praise the LORD!

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