January 16, 2020 - Take a leafy branch from a tree. Lay it carefully aside and watch. Slowly the color fades, the leaves go limp, they curl up and it is dead.
Take a fish out of the lake. Lay it carefully on the sand and watch. Frantically it twists, and struggles and gradually weakens, moving its gills slower, then quivers and it is dead.
Take a church member. Carefully allow them to be separated from God in Bible Study, worship, fellowship, prayer and active service. Gradually their conscience quivers as they miss the Lord’s Supper. They fret at themselves for being absent as questionable activities begin to occupy their time. Soon, there are so many hypocrites in the church, the church is always asking for money and finally they take a stand against Christian living and they are dead.
When members of the Lord’s church do not attend worship because they sleep late, they forsake the assembly. They sin. When members of the Lord’s church do not attend worship because of inconvenience, they forsake the assembly. They sin. When members of the Lord’s church do not attend worship because it interferes with their pleasure, they forsake the assembly. They sin.
Serious isn’t it?
It’s something to think about…..tbp
Join us for worship this coming Lord’s day at the Center Church of Christ, 110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas or online at www.centerchurchofchrist.com