Sunday, January 01, 2012

Begin the New Year by worshiping God

Let us begin the New Year by worshiping God each week. It's a blessing that 2012 begins on the first day of the week, the day that the early saints assembled for worship. This article is transcribed from the bulletin of the East Foothill Church of Christ in San Jose. It was written by Lalo Enriquez (my father-in-law).
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 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.
Hebrews 10:23-24 (NKJV)
It's the first Sunday, the first day of the year. And Christians are gathered together to begin it by worshiping God -- in spirit and truth, according to His precious Word. Hallelujah! Praise God for His goodness and for this New Year.

To a true Christian, one guided only by God's inspired Word, Sunday worship is not just an exercise in ritualism. It is an occasion of specific obedience to God as outlined in Scripture. Included is fellowship with God and with His fellow children in things such as the Lord's supper, prayer, song, Bible study, sacrificial giving and meditation upon our future home in heaven.

To faithful and grateful Christians, nothing could be finer than to begin the first Sunday and first day of the year by assembling with the Lord and with those of like precious faith. What a privilege! What a way to begin the year! May God bless us all with a happy and prosperous New Year of 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Our church service yesterday began with prayers for peace in our world. We also commemorated the attendance of FDR and Winston Churchill 70 years at Christ Church and their hope & prayers for peace.