Oct 2011

Is Church a Priority? Is Church a Priority? Is Church a Priority?

“The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, ‘See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.” Matthew 22:2-5

  • Are you too busy for church…for God…for eternity? Are earthly things more important than what is spiritual and heavenly? Do you have the desire to spend more time with God, but family, work, friends, and everything else seem to get in the way?

  • The Bible tells us that God and heavenly things are even more important than the earthly things we spend so much time every day doing! We often take the heavenly things and make light of them, instead of understanding their importance.

  • Jesus reminds us that the things of God are beyond measure. They are like the party of a lifetime, that you don’t want to miss.

  • Every day we analyze what is important and what is less important, adjusting our schedules accordingly. We prioritize and make time for the things we value.

  • However, the Bible lets us know that there are things that will last for eternity and there are things that are here today and gone tomorrow. The problem is that we often spend most of our time on the things that don’t last.

  • Take some time to reprioritize your life and ask yourself what are the things that will last for time and eternity? Make sure you spend more time with God; in church, in prayer, in Bible reading and study, and in fellowship with Christian believers.