Why should we attend a mid-week service? Hebrews 10:25 declares, Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching. The key to this scripture for us is 'and so much the more, as you see the day approaching. Please understand, going to church will never save you. Only the sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary can bring forgiveness and salvation. But attending church will strengthen you, equip you, inspire you. When we determine to set time aside for God, He always honors that commitment.
When we come together, in any of the ministries of Christian Heritage, you will receive the Word of God. We don't teach the philosophies of man, the politically correct demands of culture, but the WORD of GOD. The Word coupled with the Holy Spirit, has the power to change our lives. To make us more like Jesus.
Hebrews 4:12&13 declare the power of the Word of God. "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."
The Message Bible says the Word of God 'lays us open to listen and obey.' The Word shows us the way of righteousness and the Spirit gives us the strength to walk in righteousness. All of us, no exceptions, need the power of the Word and Spirit to continue to grow in Christ.
I know we are busy, I know there are more demands on our time that we have time to accommodate, I know we are tired after working all day, I know it is easier to just sit in the Lazy Boy and relax. But if we are serious about our faith, our walk with the Lord, then we will push ourselves to do the things that will bring spiritual growth and power into our lives.
So push yourself! Push yourself out of your comfort zone. Out of the realm of logical excuses. Out of habits that rob you of God's blessing.
Hebrews 10:25 tells us to push ourselves 'so much more as we see the Day approaching'. What day? The coming of the Lord. The end of this age. Anyone with an ounce of Biblical knowledge is convinced we are living in the last days. If we believe that, then we should be pushing ourselves to get as much of Him as we can. So join us tonight! Don't let anyone or anything rob you of the blessing that God has stored up for you when you choose to gather with believers and worship Him.
Steve and Yvonne Dow