Come August 3rd – 6th, members of the Grissom Road congregation will have a wonderful opportunity to hear Brother Jesse Garcia present lessons from God’s Word. I am confident that Jesse has done his part in preparing and so the rest is up to us. But, why should I want to attend? We already have scheduled services during the week, three hours on Sunday and another hour on Wednesday. Isn’t that enough?
I hope no one at Grissom Road really feels this way, but some professing faith in Christ do. The truth is, if we are not excited about this special opportunity, then chances are we will not get much out of the time spent. We need to meditate and prepare ourselves to have a great time together.
So why should I attend every service possible?
First and foremost, we glorify our God and Creator if we have the right mindset. “For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:20) We should want to take every opportunity to praise His name.
Your presence is such a powerful and wonderful force on other Christians who attend with you. In connection with faithful attendance, the Hebrew writer says, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,” (Hebrews 10:24)
Again, with the right frame of mind, we have such a powerful moment to rejuvenate and be better prepared for the days to follow. I know that life can be exhausting, but if we are happy to go, it will be a time well spent.
Parents, this is a wonderful teaching moment for your kids, but what kind of impression will you leave on them? Let them hear and see your enthusiasm about going to the meeting. And if they are less than eager about attending, gently remind them of God’s love and sacrifice. Help them to understand the value of going. You give them the best chance to develop their faith and love for God by teaching them the truth from God’s Word and by being consistent, patient, and kind with your guidance.
I hope we all enjoy and benefit from our time together with Brother Jesse Garcia.