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preparing for worship – 6.4.11

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 In this sermon by Spurgeon I sense an urgency to worship. Yet, the worship he speaks of doesn’t sound forced or artificial. How many things do we do out of duty and obligation? Duty is good and obligation no less good.

There is something better still.

When deeds are ringed with just as much joy as duty these will be deeds that look like neither joy nor duty, but worship.

May God give us all a worshipful Lord’s Day with each other.

 
 
 
 
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A Call to Worship

April 20, 1873
by
C. H. SPURGEON
(1834-1892)

“And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of Hosts: I will go also.” Zechariah 8:21.

“…it is a blessed sign of God’s visiting a people when EACH ONE OF THEM IS RESOLVED, PERSONALLY, THAT HE WILL, IN A SPIRITUAL MANNER, WAIT UPON GOD.

Notice the last four words. “I will go also.” “Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of Hosts: I will go also.” That is the point—“I will go also.” The Christian man should neither be content, when he goes to worship, to leave others behind, nor should he be content to drive others before him and stop behind himself. It is said of Julius Caesar that he owed his victories to the fact that he never said to his soldiers, “Go,” but always said, “Let us go.” That is the way to win. Example is mightier than precept!

 

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