The greatest need of the church, today, is not a “Pulpit That Will Draw”, but “Pews That Radiate”. Where were you Sunday night? Yes and where were you Sunday morning and Wednesday evening? Were you somewhere, doing something for which you had more enthusiasm than you had for being a Christian?
Not only is the world listening to the preacher’s word but they are watching your life. Immorality or indifference from the pew often erases great sermons from sinner’s minds.
If the folks coming, for a visit on Sunday morning, mean more to me than to be in my place at the Lord’s with God’s family, I doubt if there is really a place set for me Sunday night to piously nibble on the left overs.
Hebrews 10:25, KJV: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”