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It’s the day after the Lord’s Day.  What did you learn from church on Sunday?

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With all the news about Christians being persecuted, where Pastors are being arrested, members disappearing, churches being destroyed, even believers being killed, let us think of them.  Pray for them.  Think of their plights and their family suffering.

Our church this Sunday was led to really pray for the believers in difficult situations.  Especially for those who are persecuted by the government in which believers have been arrested or disappeared because Jesus is the reason for their treason.

As Bibleguy shared from Hebrews 13:3: “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.”

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It’s Sunday.  Church is today!  But I write this post to encourage any Christians who are on the verge of burning out.  May be you silently are crying for help.  May you say “I feel I gave to the church than it has blessed me” and you feel like quitting.

Here’s a passage to keep in mind:

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I am writing to those who are tired and exhausted in serving the church.  I am writing this to encourage you to continue to serve God at church, and to do so by the grace of God.

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A Sunday post on Church membership.

For the purpose of this post I use the term faithfulness and commitment interchangeably.

Are you a committed church member?

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One way to prepare for Church on Sunday is to pray for your time at Church on Sunday!  For some Saturday is busy with preparing sermons, Sunday school lessons and children instruction.  Take that time to pray for your ministry but also consider also praying for the church overall, that God would use you and the rest of the members to build up believers and glorify God through worship on Sunday.

It’s Saturday, Pray for your Church on Sunday!

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I imagine many readers have heard Martin Luther King’s quote “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.”  People who often quote King go on to lament about how many churches look monolithic.  Still some would also bash ethnic churches.  I’ve been guilty of this myself.  But in this post I want to look at “a still more excellent way.”  And like 1 Corinthians 12:31 that I quoted, this better way is nuanced, Gospel centered and loving.  Loving of God and all people group.

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