Our gospel meeting has finally arrived. The congregation has promoted the meeting for the last several weeks and I hope everyone is anxious for a good turnout and a large number of visitors from the community. But regardless of the attendance figures, this gospel meeting will be a success or failure largely based upon what you make of the week.
Any gospel meeting is a time full of great potential, but that potential must be realized by the individual members here. No one else can reap the bene- fits for you; you must be here to receive the benefit yourself. The following is a list of do’s and don’ts designed to help you capitalize on this profitable week of Bible lessons.
- Be committed to attending every single service.
- Determine that you are absolutely going to bring someone with you.
- During the worship, listen attentively to the lessons, and sing the songs with real meaning and purpose.
- Greet every visitor and make them feel welcome.
- Don’t allow recreational activities to keep you from attending.
- Don’t let your job keep you away from the services.
- Don’t allow your tired feelings to keep you from being refreshed with the gospel of Christ.
- Don’t make excuses for yourself or others.
Use this week to demonstrate your love and loyalty to Christ. Be sure to attend each service as our preacher brings to us good, sound lessons of the faith. Use every chance you get to invite others and learn yourself from this man who brings us so many years of faithful gospel service.
Gospel meetings are always special times, and special times do not come around all that often. The sweet psalmist of Israel said, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Be glad to enter the house of the Lord each evening brimming with enthusiasm and the determination that this is the best possible use of your time and opportunities. Engage in the Master’s work this week and you will be blessed eternally for your efforts!