This is the Day…

Psalm 118:24

24 This is the day the Lord has made;
     We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Sunday April 3rd…

It’s Sunday! This is the day of the week where we gather together with other believers to worship the Lord.

The worship part of the service is my favorite part. The sermon is the second.

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“We sing inspirational songs, songs of praise and worship, and about how good and how big God is. We are magnifying the Lord.”
Fred Hammond
Worship Service
During the worship service my soul feels lighter and happiness starts bubbling up. Depending on the song we are singing my heart becomes overwhelmed and I will shed a few tears. The sound of everyone singing together with harmonies throughout the crowd really gives my spirit a lift.
Worship music can be a great stress reliever.
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The Sermon
How many times have you sat through a sermon and thought of other people that you think really need to hear it?
If you are doing that, stop it! Number one, you really aren’t paying attention to everything the pastor is saying, and number two, you are probably the one that needs the message more than anyone else.
Before the sermon you should be praying that God would open your heart so that you are receptive to everything that God is going to be speaking to you.
Thinking of others  “that need to hear this sermon” can be stressful. If you think that someone else needs to hear this message, then you are probably sitting on feelings of hurt, frustration, and ill will with the person who is on your mind.
After Church

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You have had a good worship service, your soul has been fed with a good sermon and hopefully you have had a chance to fellowship with other believers.

Now what?

Get outside and enjoy the day! Even if it is for 20 – 3o minutes or maybe you can take the whole afternoon. Make it a time that you can get your batteries recharged so you have a great start to the beginning of your week. Remember activities outside foster creativity and clear thinking.

Remember you don’t have to wait until next Sunday to get your spirit filled and fed. With the internet and all the electronic devices there is no reason why we can’t have a great worship time and message time at the beginning, middle or end of our day.

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