It is something that for most attenders is a regular occurrence..
Some may attend twice a Sunday; others just the once; or in our circumstance.. fortnightly.

Some might not give it much thought.. just rock up and participate.. For others, it may be looked forward to, even preparations made the day before
Family tradition in the 50s as a child was shoes to be shined, shirts and shorts cleaned and ironed and even midday hot dinner pre prepared.

Whatever thought or preparation is given, millions around the world attend Church

The question is..
When the service is over have we simply been to ‘Church’ or have we in fact ‘worshipped’ God
What has been the focus of our attention; the wrist watch (how much longer?) or God?
Does our attendance depend on who is preaching?

If God is the focus, WHY do we wordship Him?


Readings reproduced on this page:
The Holy Bible: New International Version. 1996, 1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan


Ecclesiastes 5:1–7 (NIV84)

1Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

2Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

3As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words.

4When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.

5It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it.

6Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?

7Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God.


Psalm 95 (NIV84)

1Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

2Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

3For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.

4In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.

5The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

6Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;

7for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice,

8do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the desert,

9where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did.

10For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.”

11So I declared on oath in my anger, “They shall never enter my rest.”