Sunday Morning: do this –
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
Saturday was full with our awesome grandchildren (up to our eyeballs in love and fun), so I didn’t get a chance to post a single word of writing. I’ll likely have something to share about that tomorrow (along with some more great photos), but for Sunday morning all I want to do is to encourage you to come to church.
Here’s why: We were created – that’s every last one of us, not just Christians – for the specific purpose of being in (and enjoying) a relationship with our Creator; it’s the “why?” of our existence, so the real question is “why not?” Worship of God, and the practice of experiencing worship in the context of community, is fundamental to who we are as human beings.
God is the “why?” of our existence, so why not explore the relationship?
What I’m saying is that the worshipping community is essential if we are at all interested in engaging a complete, full, balanced, always growing, challenging, cutting-edge life.
Those people in these photos show up at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church (around 400 every Sunday morning) because they are genuinely interested in engaging the practice, and the beauty, and the meaning of following Jesus. According to the standards of this world, they are some of the most intelligent, creative, successful people I have ever known… yet they still know they need a relationship with their Creator, and they understand that placing God at the center of their lives – and their family life – is the most important ongoing decision they can make.
So I’d like to challenge everyone who takes a look at this page to show up at a church this morning, to seriously think about what it might mean to become a follower of the Way, and to make a new – or renewed – commitment to be a faithful disciple of Jesus.
I can guarantee it is a decision that will transform your life in all the right ways
in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:37-39