I recently read a quote that stated: “Of one hundred men, one will read the Bible; the ninety-nine will read the Christian.”
It reminded me of how important Monday is for the church. We put a lot of effort into Sundays. We want the worship to be good, the sermon to be Biblical and relevant, and the bible classes to be impactful. And even though it is not the most important thing, we are encouraged when our auditorium is full. All of that is good. But it can be tempting to think that our Christian walk revolves around where we spend our Sunday mornings. But Sundays, among other things, are about giving praise to God and being encouraged and propelled to live for Christ on Monday. Because if there are people not going to church and people not reading the Bible, it is imperative for us to live in such a way that draws them the Christ that lives in us. I believe church assemblies draw us to Christ. I believe the Bible moves us towards God. Yet, many don’t have regular contact with either; but they work with us or they go to school with us or their kids are on our kids’ sports teams.
Erwin McManus wrote, “We somehow think that the church is here for us, we forget that we are the church and we are here for the world.”
As we focus this year on being a church moved by the mission of God, may we clearly see that this has more to say about how we live on Monday than where we live on Sunday mornings.