Commit to being in worship with your church family this Sabbath and discover again just how restful that can be.
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“I don’t need a church to be a Christian”! Have you ever heard anyone say that?
Jesus Spent Time in the Synagogue
It is a popular opinion that you can be a Christian without going to church. That your Christianity is between you and God and no one else. But that’s not what Jesus showed us. He spent the Sabbath in the synagogue. It’s not what the Early Church showed us. They worshipped regularly together in the temple.
The Early Church Worshipped Together as a Church Family
Why did they do that? Why is getting together with other Christians on the Sabbath so important? Because your church helps you to centre your life on God. Committing to worshipping with your church family once a week for an hour or so helps you focus and centre your life on God. It’s part of the rhythm of work, rest and worship that God designed for you.
Don’t Neglect Your Church Family
It’s easy to find excuses not to do it. You can worship God anywhere, after all, so you don’t need to be in church to do it. It might be inconvenient to have to commit to a particular time and place to worship with others each week. Other activities might crowd in at that time. It might be easier to simply catch up with the worship meeting online when you have a moment, or to watch another church’s meeting online because the timing is better for you.
Being with Your Church Family Can Be Restful
But not committing to worship with a particular church family at a particular time and in a particular place each week often means your life rhythm will get out of order. You’ll feel restless and lost. Out of kilter. Commit to being in worship with your church family this Sabbath and discover again just how restful that can be.
Think It Over
Think about the following:
There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.
This Week’s Battle Drill Devotionals
- Monday 7 August – The Truth About Really Needing a Sabbath Rest from Work
- Tuesday 8 August – Tired? Why Is Rest Important For Mental Health?
- Wednesday 9 August – Had Enough? Rest And Really Focus On God’s Word
- Thursday 10 August – Sabbath Worship Is a Fantastic Way To Refocus Your Heart Now
- Friday 11 August – This Is Important : Really Rest With Your Church Family
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