Saturday, February 16, 2013

ten reasons to worship weekly

10 Reasons To Worship Weekly

 #1:  Because of the commandment: "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy."   What does this mean?  We should fear and love God so that we do not  despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and glad hear it and learn it.

  #2:  Jesus taught His followers to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment."  Where better can we show our love for God than in worship?

  #3:  To hear the Gospel, or the Good News about Jesus Christ.  "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."

  #4:  Because of God's testimony:  "God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life."

  #5:  To have our faith strengthened.  Faith "comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ."

  #6:  To confess our faith in Christ.  If "you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."

  #7:  Because Jesus will return one day.  "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.  But let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

  #8:  Because of our on-going need for the Holy Spirit.  The famous evangelist Dwight Moody was once asked, "Aren't you filled with the Holy Spirit?"To which he replied, "Yes, but I leak!"

  #9:  Because it is in worship we receive the means of grace, the Lord's Supper. "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, 'Take and eat; this is My body.'   Then He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, 'Drink from it, all of you.  This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins'."

 #10:  If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

See you in church!


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