This week we are blessed to have B. J. Clarke for our Gospel Meeting. The theme for the week is “What A Day!” During the week Brother Clarke will cover the days of creation, Noah, the exodus, the day of the cross, Pentecost, and judgment. I hope you are looking forward to these lessons as I am!
The theme has got me thinking about other days. What about the day you were baptized? Do you remember the excitement you felt as you were baptized into Christ? The peace that came as you realized your sins were washed away and you had access to the blessings in Christ? The joy of being added to the Church and inheriting a wonderful new family in Christ? Do you still have the same excitement and zeal? If not, what a day today is to reclaim it!
What about the day you saw someone else baptized into Christ because of your study or encouragement? Paul talks about having children after the faith. These are folks he studied with or baptized. There is nothing like studying the Gospel with someone and seeing them contact the blood of Christ in the watery grave of baptism. Such a wonderful sight to see someone put their old self of sin to death and be raised to walk in newness of life. If you have never experienced that, then what a day today is to start that process!
What a day we have today on the Lord’s day! Today is a great day to start talking to others about Christ, His word, and His Church. An invitation to our meeting would be a wonderful place to start! What about if you could look back on today as the day that started the process of bringing someone to Christ.
What a day today would be to worship God! I hope that is your plan. Some will come to services to socialize. Some will come to services because it’s a habit. Some will come to services to worship. What a day today would be to reclaim our focus on the Lord and worship Him in spirit and in truth.
What a day today would be to open up God’s Word and study from it! When was the last time you studied your Bible? What a great thing it would be to look back at today and know that it was the beginning for your faithful study of God’s Word!
What a day today would be to renew your prayer life! Do you do as Paul said and “pray without ceasing?” If not, today is a great day to start praying as we should. We are blessed beyond measure and we can, and should, thank God for it!
What a day today would be to get your life right with God! To be baptized into Christ or to return if you’ve fallen away. Why not look back on today as the day you were saved?