Is this the correct worship?

I have come across a few situations that make me wonder where some people get their biblical knowledge and or training.

A few years ago my wife and I were living in the country and I was looking for a Church to attend. Down the road was a sign from a community church that read “Everyone Welcome”

One Sunday I went to a service and from the beginning I felt uncomfortable. People wouldn’t really look at me and nobody welcomed me. I didn’t know it was their homecoming weekend. After the service I asked a lady where the restroom was. When I came out, the hall was lined up with people waiting to get into the fellowship hall. I had problems getting back into the Sanctuary because of all the people. I walked in to get my Bible and leave. When I got close to the Pastor he turned his back to me. I think it may be so he didn’t have to speak to me. I hadn’t planned on talking to him, but just leave.

I am seeing a lot of messages in many social sites. The post will be about someone who has problems of some kind [physical, financial]. Then they will say “type Amen and God will bless you”.

There are many more examples I could list, but these two are enough.

Please don’t call yourself a Christian if you aren’t willing to share His love with others. Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Jesus is the reason anyone is saved from judgment. His love will reside in us if we belong to Him. You can’t hide from others in a group or by yourself if you belong to Him. therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Matthew 28:19

Either saying something like type Amen for a blessing, means your not really studying your Bible. Neither does it come from pledging a large amount of money and thinking God owes you. Our blessings don’t come from our works. We receive them when we repent and are saved. Then also when we do things to honor God, not looking to be praised.

Matthew 6: “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

God tells us to worship Him alone. To worship Him is to totally surrender your life to Him and love Him with all of your heart, soul and mind. Total surrender to God as a living sacrifice leaves no room for serving other gods or idols. We must eliminate idols from our lives through the Spirit’s power


God bless, Dan Beliveau

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