The Full Meal Deal
Sometimes when I am trying to lose some weight, I will eat very little for lunch. Maybe some turkey, or chicken… But that’s it. When I am finished consuming that, I feel like I’ve kind of been cheated. No salad. No veggies. No fruit…..No dessert! I haven’t gotten the full meal deal!
When we are not in God’s house, and may be simply watching the service online, obviously something is missing. We aren’t getting the full meal deal! We aren’t fellowshipping with other Christians. We aren’t singing praises with other believers, we aren’t receiving the sacrament of our Lord Jesus.
Recently I talked to someone and he said that he was watching our worship online. He wasn’t staying away necessarily because of Covid. It was just more convenient. I shared with him that one of the drawbacks of watching worship online is that you can’t receive the Lord Supper. He hesitated a long time and then responded by saying, “That’s very true.”
Now I know we are still in these Covid days, and some of you may have very good reasons for staying at home. But for most of us, we may be going to restaurants, we may be going to grocery stores, we may be going to Walmart, we might even be going to sporting events, but we are still not honoring the Sabbath by coming to church! We aren’t getting the full meal deal!
If you are still worried about COVID-19, and because of that you are not coming to worship, please let us know, and we will designate a day that you can receive the Lord Supper! Otherwise, we hope to see you in God‘s house soon! Just as going to church can become a habit, so can not going to church become a habit……And it’s not a very good one! The meal is prepared, the gifts are being offered, the full meal deal of worship, connecting, and receiving the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is offered here at our church every Sunday!
Exodus 20:8 says, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.”
Hebrews 10:25 says, “Let us not neglect to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.“
Indeed, Jesus’ return may be eminent! The day of our Lord may be approaching! And what better way to prepare is there but to be in the House of the Lord receiving the full meal deal?!
Hope to see you this Sunday! Come and receive the full meal deal!
Sincerely in Christ,