WORSHIP AS MOTIVATION
Several years ago, while serving in Northport, I attended a University of Alabama football game. As we were nearing the stadium a group of young men caught my attention. There were four of them walking toward the stadium. They were Alabama fans. The four young men were getting pumped up for the game. They were giving high fives, screaming, and shouting cheers. They were motivating each other for the game. That may be a little radical for a worship service but the point remains the same. Our actions are to motivate each other.
(Source: from a sermon by Leland Patrick, "Fellowship More Than Pot-lucks" 7/28/08, http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermon.asp?SermonID=125021&Sermon Fellowship, More Than Pot-Luck by Leland Patrick)