The worship of Godís people on the Lordís Day, on Sunday, is the most important thing you do each week. If you are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you have been adopted into the family of God, and he summons you here to appear before him. You have an audience with the King, and this is a high privilege. Therefore put away distractions now; you are here to worship. Put away your unbelief, Jesus who was crucified for your sins is alive and ever intercedes for you. Believe this and rejoice with trembling. Put away your grievances against others. God holds no grudge against you even though he, of all people, has every right to; therefore put it down, let your grievances go. Forgive as you have been forgiven. We are ascending into heaven now by the power of the Holy Spirit. There we will sing praises. There we will listen to our Lord speak to us in his word. There he will feed us with his own life. And there, having assured us of his love, he will bless us and send us back into the world as his nobles, his royalty, to live as subjects of the king. Therefore come with empty hands, and God will fill them. Come with questions and God will answer them. Come with prayers and God will hear them and answer. This is the Day of the Lord, and nothing in all of life is more important than this. God has drawn near, therefore come and worship.
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