What will keep YOU from fellowship this Sunday?

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In many of our minds it is already a done deal, there will be no church fellowship for “me” this Sunday.  “I have to”, or “I need to” will out shout “I have got to” in respect to our attendance at a place we call our “home” church. I know I tend to always go “back” to a time in my life where it was almost  impossible to find much besides churches open on Sundays. Still, those were some of the best days, I believe, in our nation, days when many people honored scripture in “keeping the Sabbath holy” or set apart. Not everyone was a Christian, obviously, but they respected those who feared or respected God in their weekly pilgrimage to find strength and solace in the confines of “their” church. Today, there is so much clamoring for our attention that it is difficult for many to hear the voice of God beckoning to them, for their sake and that of their family, to find time to spend in fellowship. I have been doing this for forty years and I am pretty sure I am right in saying we cannot live the life God wants for us, a life rich in love and assurance without having a fellowship we become a part of on a regular basis. This goes for any church family anywhere. I know many say “I worship God wherever I am”. “I do not have to be in a church to worship”. That may be true but, we all need to remember it is not about us. It is about what we contribute to the service that blesses God and those around us. The obedience to God, “forsaking not the assembling of yourselves together”. How will we learn if we do not subject ourselves to the teaching of God’s Word? Paul says “how will they know if someone does not tell them?” That is what I am called to do. That is what I am doing now. What ever church you call home, make it home. Go home frequently. Let God bless you by using you at your home. Not only will you be blest, you will most certainly be a blessing.

Author: Ed Brown

One Response to "What will keep YOU from fellowship this Sunday?"

  1. Penny Boone Posted on September 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks Ed! I needed that!!

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