June 29

A Thought: Excuses.

” I love God and I don’t have to go to church and worship God to be a Christian.” Have you ever heard this statement?
I have, throughout my lifetime, more times than I care to remember. The Bible is FULL of scriptures which tell us that is a false statement. The Lord desires His children to worship Him together. Ex. 34:14 “Do not worship any other god, because the LORD is a God who does not tolerate rivals. In fact, God is a jealous God, known for not tolerating rivals.” Ephes. 5:19 “Speaking among yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Just a few verses which negate the ‘ I don’t have to go to church’ argument. BUT, THE GREATEST TRUTH AND ARGUMENT IS: If you really Love the Lord, WHY WOULDN’T you want to share that joy with others in worship and praise, as God loves for His children to do?
This Sunday July 2, Asbury will have a patriotic and praise service thanking God for our country’s freedom, and in Christ, our spiritual freedom. There will be a brass quartet and drum and fife…and I can’t wait to worship with my brothers and sisters in Christ! A complimentary lunch will follow.
“I don’t have to worship God with others to love God.” Sorry…that’s just not Biblical nor what the Lord desires.

Happy Thursday!

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