What Should I Wear?

Have you ever been asked this question: “How should I dress for church on Sunday morning?” If you invite friends to attend church with you, well, it’s not at all unusual to be asked that very question. All I say is that people go to church in every outfit imaginable.

I remember preaching in one service where the ushers wore tuxes and white gloves. And, in another, where teens collected the offering in shorts and tank-tops.

Let me report that the rule of thumb is to wear what you’ll feel comfortable in when going to meet Jesus. See, in His presence, you don’t want to feel overdressed, but you don’t want to feel under-dressed, either, or unkempt or too casual.

Why this given rule of thumb? Because Jesus will be there! No, you won’t be able to see Him, but He’ll see you. And with that in mind, you might just want to think a little about what you look like on the inside as well as the outside.

 


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.


You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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Body Shaming

“I like your face, the way you talk, how you think—in fact, everything from the neck up is great. But I don’t care much for your body!”

You’d never say that to a friend, would you? Especially not to an important one! But that’s the message some people communicate to the Lord. Let me explain.

When people say, “I like Jesus, I just don’t like the church!” it’s like saying to God, “I like the head, but I don’t care much for the body.”

Scripture teaches that Christ is the head of His Body, the Church. Let this be a quick reminder of the importance of the Body of Christ, and of the need to love it, to speak highly of it, to pray for it, and to do all in your power to make the Church a fit body for its most beautiful head.

 


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.


You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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A Ministry of Encouragement

“My ministry is with older people in nursing homes,” she said. “I try to encourage those who are confused. I befriend them, mostly to show Christ’s love.”

Well, hearing that meant a lot to me. You see, my mother spent her last years in a nursing home. She had Alzheimer’s. I visited her several times a week, so I could really picture what this woman’s ministry was like.

Well, this woman had thanked me for my ministry. I was speaking at the annual convention for her denomination. But I also want to say thanks to all of you who have ministries of comfort and encouragement. I know firsthand how needed you are. In Jesus’ name I bless you for the marvelous way you minister on our Lord’s behalf.

 


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.


You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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Praying for Your Church

I truly believe that it’s very important for believers to pray for the worship services of the church they attend. That’s a discipline that helps the effectiveness of the church’s ministry tremendously.

One thing I like about the church I attend is that, by mid-week, they post the bulletin or worship folder for Sunday on their website. I can read the Order of Service, look up the hymns in my copy of the hymnbook, study the Scripture passages, take note of the sermon title, read who will participate in the various aspects of the worship service, and generally become familiar, well in advance, of what to expect when I arrive for worship.

Then, I set aside specific times to pray for each aspect of the worship service, for those participating, and particularly for the pastor who will preach. I ask God to bless that worship service in a special way, to anoint the preaching pastor, and to give the congregation a strong sense of His Presence.

Let me suggest that you do this, as well, for your church. You will find that, when you arrive for worship, you will have a genuine excitement, as you anticipate seeing how God will have answered your prayers.

 


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.


You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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