Thank you for reading Average Us, and responding with your comments and questions. Dawn and I really appreciate that you share your precious time with us.
I’m writing to ask you a favor. I just want some feedback from you please…
I have thought about adding a regular post series designed to be a call to worship to help you and me prepare for congregational worship each Sunday morning.
We all lead busy lives, and (if you’re average like me and Dawn) it can be tough to detach from all the visible, tangible distractions to focus on honoring the one, true, living, and redeeming God with our worship. So, my hope is that these posts would help us all detach and provide a little fuel to stoke up your worship fire.
These posts would be:
- Very short and sharable
- Christ- and gospel-focused
- Intended to help you prepare for congregational worship
- A regular weekend feature, like our Photo Fridays (as close to weekly as possible)
Here’s an example of what I have in mind….
All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.—Matthew 11:27-28
Hear this call to worship:
Jesus is at the center of God’s sovereign grace in the gospel.
Focus your worship of God on Jesus, the Son of God.
Jesus’ gospel call is simple—”come to me.”
Come to him in repentance and faith. He will receive you.
Jesus promises eternal sabbath rest with God.
Surrender your attempts to earn God’s favor, and simply trust Jesus’ promise instead.
So, what do you think?
Would this be a welcome addition for you?
Would you share it?
Would you subscribe to receive these by email?
Would you prefer them Saturday evening or early Sunday morning?
I really appreciate any comments you want to make about this.
Thanks so much!
4 thoughts on “Should Average Us Offer a Call to Worship?”
Dear Lon and Dawn,
I would like to receive these calls to worship by email. I’d prefer Saturday evening, because I live in the Netherlands and here it will be Sunday morning. I’ll probably be going to share them.
Thank you for the feedback Jacco! It’s a thrill to hear from friends across the Atlantic. I haven’t decided on this yet, but in the mean time you can subscribe to Average Us to receive every post via email if you like. Thanks again, Lon
Hi, I would like you to do that. It would help me, too.
The only problem for me is that my gmail account has taken it upon itself to put your post update notices in my spam folder and I never authorized that. It has been “helping me” by automatically doing this for several months now, and I don’t know how to get it to start sending your posts to my regular mail again, so lately I have been seeing your posts a week or two after you have posted them because gmail is such a big silly head!
But back to this post, yes please. That would be helpful. Also, could you post some stuff about prayer? Like how to do it? As far as the two biggest ways I know to experience God go–prayer and Bible reading–I get a D MINUS in prayer, though I am pretty good with my Bible reading.
Hello Scott, and thanks for your feedback. Here’s a few tips…
1. When you find an Average Us post in your junk/spam email folder, just right-click it and select the option that “unspamifies” it :) It may say “not spam” or “not junk”, or “accept email from this sender”.
2. We probably all get a D- in prayer. If you go to Average Us and type “pray” in the search box, you will find several posts I’ve written on prayer. If you don’t find one that specifically addresses your need, let me know and perhaps I’ll be able to write a new post.
Thanks again, Lon
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