• Samuel at Gilgal

    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV)

church_pew2At times, we all make excuses for not attending church. We have headaches, a runny nose, family problems, a golf tournament, the kids are playing an important soccer match, and we may go on and on. There are more excuses than I can bring to mind. Most of the time, however, it is simply laziness or failing to put our priorities in order. I know this because I do it too.

Many complain that when they do attend church, they cannot listen to a 45 minute sermon. They arrive late and if the service is one minute too long they get up and leave because they do not want to wait in line at the restaurant! Obviously, when our attitudes are like this, we have not come to worship God because our hearts and minds are not prepared to glorify God or listen to His Word. Continue reading

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