When You Worship - Focus

Look at your calendar and you will likely find that you have little time to do much more of anything. There are sporting events, church activities, school plays, vacations, weekend trips, family outings, Bible classes, and birthday parties. It’s no wonder that we have so much trouble taking a moment to slow down and focus.

Throughout the New Testament we are constantly reminded to maintain our focus on things above (Col. 3:2; Mt. 6:33). Unfortunately, in our constantly-moving culture, this is often easier read than done. However difficult it may be, that doesn’t make it any less important to our Christian life.

Over the next few weeks we are going to spend time in the bulletin talking about how to reclaim some much-needed mindsets in worship. Today we’re going to work on our focus.

During the Lord’s Supper this morning, while the plates are being passed around, take out your Bibles and turn to one of the following passages (Isaiah 53; Hebrews 10:5-10; John 19:31-36) and read it. Use this time to focus on Jesus’ death and God’s forgiveness of you. As you worship this week, push the cares of the world out of your mind by reading about Him. Allow yourself to focus only on Jesus, His forgiveness, and His return.

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