(Heb 10:25) not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
I love Sundays. It’s my favorite day of the week. We all come together to worship the Lord on the day Jesus rose from the dead. We sing, we fellowship with one another, we get encouraged through God’s Word. We give, we serve, we reach out. There’s excitement in the house and we go home blessed and ready for the week.
But then the week comes. And boy does it come. Full force. Pow! POW!! We get distracted from the things of the Lord so easily. Our attitudes change. Our disposition alters. We sizzle in the crucible. And then we drag ourselves into church the next Sunday for spiritual rehab. Is there a prescription for this common depiction? Yes there is. It’s called the Sunday Plus. And it works!
Sunday Plus is a treatment plan taken from Acts 2:42 that states, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Notice how they “continued” in the teaching of God’s Word and getting together with God’s people for prayer and encouragement. Sunday wasn’t enough for them. They needed more and they actually wanted more. The result was a strong and lively church that put them on the offensive, not just the defensive.
We see the world getting worse and worse. Things are scary. How will we and our families survive the intensity of our generation? I prescribe the Sunday Plus. You see, if it’s Sundays only we’re going to fall before the finish line. The goal is not just to survive but to thrive. But to achieve both it has to be an ongoing affair. Reading God’s Word daily. Praying together as a family. Benefiting from Christian resources through the radio, web, and the like. But also connecting with the flock in-between Sundays. It could be a Bible study. It could be a prayer meeting. It could be involvement in a ministry or an outreach. That’s what you call reinforcement to your faith and that’s what’s going to keep you and I alive throughout the week.
How we need that constant encouragement through getting together with the brethren. And so much the more as we see the coming of the Lord right at the door. How this will keep us armed and dangerous instead of harmed and “angered-us.”
Avoid being a casualty in this last day’s battle. Don’t be too busy to be blessed. Step on up to the Sunday Plus!