Summary: This is the fourth in a series of seven messages I preached at Wednesday night Prayer meeting on Spiritual Growth and Fitness.
Spiritual Growth and Fitness
Testimonies from last week’s exercise -- Meditation
There are three essential things for a person to grow up healthy. (We want to be healthy, don’t we?)
These must be kept in balance.
1. Vitamin – Church Attendance.
A. If all the people who said they were Christians would be in the house of God on Sunday, our churches would be filled to the max.
-Offerings would be no problem.
-Missions would have a greater impact.
-There would be more workers than we would know
what to do with.
-The church would be more exciting.
-It would be easier for new believers to grow.
-Countless souls would be saved.
B.Why go to church? Psalm 32:19
1.Worship. Psalm 29:2
2.Fellowship. Acts 2:42-47
3.Bible Study. Acts 2:42
Psalms 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
--We need each other
--It encourages me just to see you in your place on Sunday morning.
--Not just to be encouraged, but to encourage
6. God demands it. Hebrews 10:25
2. Exercise – Make a commitment not to allow
ANYTHING to keep you out of church.
-When you put something else before God on Sunday
morning, you have slipped into idol worship.
-Don’t allow anything to keep you out of God’s
house. (“thou shalt have no other gods before me”)
-It dishonors the Lord
-It’s a bad testimony of your faith.
3.Rest. Psalm 46:10-11