Since Mother’s Day is commemorated on the second Sunday of May, pastors are usually caught in a dilemma. Should I or shouldn’t I? with regards to incorporating a Mother’s Day celebration in the worship service. Below are some of the novelties I gleaned from the Web that churches have done (or may have done) for […]
The public reading and preaching of Scripture is a means of grace, because it is through the preaching of the gospel that the Spirit regenerates the hearts of people, enabling them to willingly repent and believe in Christ. As such, we are to honor this means of God’s grace through diligent preparation and proclamation.
I remember our younger days when our Lord’s Day practically started on Saturday evening. We all ironed our clothes and spit-shined our shoes. My mother prepared our meals for Sunday. There was no staying late on Saturday nights, because there were no malls, no computers, no video games, not even late-night parties.
Every first Lord’s Day of the month, we have a holy feast for our souls as we partake of the Lord’s Supper. You are invited to partake of this holy food with us if you readâ€”and agree withâ€”the following articles:
We do not enter the eternal Sabbath based on our own faulty righteous works, but based on the perfect sacrifice and righteous works of Jesus our Great High Priest, through whom we “receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb 4:14-16).
Give me in rich abundance the blessings the Lordâ€™s Day was designed to impart;
May my heart be fast bound against worldly thoughts or cares;
Flood my mind with peace beyond understanding.
In the first three centuries of Christianity and during the Reformation, believers met for worship to the peril of life and limb. The Puritans of the 17th century walked on the Lord’s Days to their churches through creeks and crags, meadows and mountains, searing heat and freezing cold.