Why We Come To Worship by Fenton Moorhead

WHY WE COME TO WORSHIP


WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO, IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE DO.

IF YOU DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE WRONG REASON, EVENTUALLY
YOU'LL DO THE WRONG THING.

ILLUS.

THE TELEPHONE SALESPERSON... WHO WAS CRITICIZED BY HER BOSS IN
FRONT OF EVERYONE," PATSY, THAT WAS THE WORST SALES PRESENTATION
I HAVE EVER HEARD." SHE WRITES, "I WAS HUMILIATED. I WAS
INFURIATED. I WAS MOTIVATED. I ATTACKED THAT PHONING WITH FERVOR
AND DETERMINATION." THE NEXT WEEK SHE LEAD IN SALES AND AT THE
END OF THE MONTH WAS TOP SALESPERSON. WHAT DID SHE DO? "AND THEN
IN CHILDISH REVENGE, I QUIT." PG. 107 "CRACKED POTS" PATSY
CLAIRMONT


MOTIVATIONS MATTER!

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper
than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul
and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the THOUGHTS AND
ATTITUDES OF THE HEART.

MAT 5:8 Blessed are the PURE IN HEART, for they will see God.

ILLUS.

SIX YEAR OLD JASON'S FAVORITE PASTIMES WERE HAVING FUN AND
RESTING. ONE FALL DAY HE RE-APPEARED AT THE FRONT DOOR MOMENTS
AFTER HE WAS SENT OFF TO CATCH THE SCHOOL BUS AND ANNOUNCED,
" I HAVE QUIT SCHOOL!"
HIS ASTONISHED MOTHER ASKED,"WHY HAVE YOU QUIT SCHOOL?
WITHOUT HESITATION JASON REPLIED,
"IT'S TOO LONG, IT'S TOO HARD, AND IT'S TOO BORING!"
TO WHICH HIS MOTHER SAID,
"JASON, YOU HAVE JUST DESCRIBED LIFE! NOW GO AND GET ON THE BUS!

YOU MAY HAVE GOT ON THE BUS TO COME HERE THIS MORNING, SO TO
SPEAK. YOUR MOTIVATION LEVEL MAY NOT BE THE HIGHEST, IT'S MORE
THAN "OK TO BE HONEST ABOUT THAT.
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