I'm going to start doing a Sunday Recap blog every Monday or Tuesday as a way to remind myself and my readers of what the message was about on Sunday morning.
The scripture this past Sunday was Hebrews 10:19-25 and I focused in on verse 25:
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing..."
I talked about Presence as part of our series on the membership vows you make when you become a member of a Methodist Church. The vows are that you would support the church with your Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness. Throughout the series I have stressed and will continue to stress that while this language is specific to the Methodist Church, the ideas are more about being a disciple of Jesus than any specific church or denomination.
The main idea was this: "Being present is about more than just showing up, it's about what you bring with you." It's about what you bring with you to a worship service. It's about what you bring to your marriage. It's about what you bring to your children or grandchildren. It's about what you bring to your workplace. It's about what you bring to your classroom. It's about what kind of presence you are wherever you are.
May you be the kind of person whose presence brings the light of Christ wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Not in an annoying way. But in a loving, bold, passionate, truthful and humble way.