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Pastor Mark's Weekly Email 6/1/18

 

Just Ask

Wednesday we sent out an article from Lifeway about the importance of doing the simple task of inviting people to bring their children to VBS.  Surveys tell us that a majority of people will attend church or church related activities if just invited, especially if invited by a friend.  That is not just true for VBS, but also for Sunday School and worship services.  If you have seen a great movie, you tell people about it.  When you are going to the big game, you are asking your friends if they are going also.  I wonder if our friends wonder why we attend church, but never ask them to go.  Do you think they may believe that movies and sports are something we really love and are passionate about, but that church is something we do kind of like taking out our trash?  It is necessary, and it is helpful, but it is not something you walk around talking about.  Christian, it is not only important that you make regularly gathering with the body of Christ a priority, but you should be inviting your unchurched family and friends to attend.  Even if they have gone in the past, or sometimes go to worship, your personal invitation may be the difference this Sunday between them staying home or attending Sunday School and worship.  Just ask.

 

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Mark D. DeMoss

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Equipping…Exalting…Extending

For the Glory of God

 

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Pastor Mark's Weekly Email 5/25/18

Meeting House

I am really looking forward to being present Sunday morning to worship with my church.  While touring Boston we were reminded that the Pilgrims who first came to our country, and the Puritans who soon followed, came establishing churches.  They built meeting houses in which they could gather, but they very clearly saw themselves as the church.  The building they met in  was used for worship and many other functions for the community.  But, they, the people, were the church.  They were either the church gathered or scattered.  But, they did not have church, they were the church. 

 

I wonder if we see this so clearly today.  Does being a Christian, being part of the church, impact us in our daily affairs?  Do we plan on attending church, but forget to be the church?  Or, are we faithful in daily life, but see the gatherings of the church as an option but unnecessary?  Gathering to the meeting house is both a privilege and a duty.  Scattering into the world to be salt and light is our calling and our joy.  Let’s meet Sunday because we are the church, and until we are together let’s be the church where we are, ministering to our brothers and sisters in Christ, and loving the lost into meeting Jesus.

 

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Mark D. DeMoss

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Equipping…Exalting…Extending

For the Glory of God

 

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