Labor Day Sunday has traditionally included a time for testimonies. Its important we hear how God is working in each other’s lives. Such times however cause me a little concern – as to what will be said! A friend told me on vacation how as a 12-year old, he heard a testimony of a young convert telling the congregation he was pledging to tithe on all his marijuana sales! Yikes!
Testimonies are all about Christ and how God has worked – or is working in life. This is not the mutual admiration society meeting. If you want to thank someone – do that personally or with a card, but not in a testimony. Your testimony should exalt Jesus. The Bible is filled with admonitions for us to do this – “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,” is one. We’ll have a roving microphone – you don’t even need to stand up. We’ll come to you. Don’t let your nerves stop you from being a blessing.
Remember too, keep it short. We want as many as possible to be able to share. Thanks.
This Sunday has also been a time where we focus on the Lord’s Table. Our service has been structured around the acrostic ACTS: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication. All has been designed to lead us to participating in communion. I always enjoy this type of service. May the Lord be magnified and praised today.