How many times have you said, “I don’t want to go today”, when talking about church? I’m tired, I’m sleepy, it’s too cold, it’s raining, or it’s snowing. All good excuses, but that is just what they are, excuses. When you think of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us, it makes most of our excuses seem paltry.
I think attending church is needed for your own well being, however according to Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” So, with that in mind, Sandy, Bertha, and I will be having a worship study as we travel back to Virginia tomorrow.
One Sunday morning this lady went to her son’s bedroom door, knocked, and told him to get up it was time for church. She went back in a few minutes and yelled again. Still no response. She banged on the door and said, “Don’t make me come in this door and drag you out of bed.” This time there was a mumbled reply of “I don’t want to go.” “You have to go” she told him, people will be looking for you, you need to get ready.” Again her son said no. “Why do I have to go?” The lady replied, “Because your the Preacher!” Haha There are times when EVERYBODY needs a little extra encouragement.
The church I attend will be having “A Week Of Triumph” this coming week, leading up to Easter Sunday. It will kick off this Sunday with Friend Day. The day when everyone is supposed to invite someone to church. So, I am inviting all of you, not to my church, but to “A” church. If you have not attended church for a while, let this Sunday be the day you start back.
Here is a really cute invitation to church.
Have a Blessed Day!