Whether you’re leading worship, sitting in the pews, or preaching from the pulpit, the Sunday service is something we should all look forward to. Church should be something we look forward to, never something we dread.
Lord’s Day worship isn’t a burden to endure, but a joyful offering from God to receive. Christians don’t put aside their earthly cares each week to earn God’s favor, but to enjoy worshipping the God whose favor has already been granted in Jesus Christ. It is a true delight to forego even the best worldly endeavors for the day, without feeling any sense of guilt for being lazy or uncaring, to revel in the heavenly things of God which are the truest and greatest treasure for any Christian (Matthew 6:19-21).
Each and every Lord’s Day, I feel free from time constraints and the stress of an agenda and the rush of running errands and being in 10 places all at one time. It’s a joy. Most of all, I enjoy that I have unhindered time with God and with my family—my wife and children and my brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s a day to remind us that what matters most is not that we work and labor and toil to earn something, but rather that we rest in the finished work of Christ that has earned everything we need. It’s the best day of the week.
Nick lists five things we can do to make the most of every Sunday. Read the whole thing here.