Why Wednesdays?

Why Wednesdays?
“When there is no growth, there is no life. Those Christians, therefore ,who are most diligent in attending upon the Word in public and private, will be the most likely to progress in piety.” – Archibald Alexander

 Next week, on August 23, Wednesday Night Supper and Study will kick off for the Fall Semester. Every Wednesday we’ll sit down to a delicious home-cooked meal followed by Bible Study for all ages. If you haven’t been attending on Wednesday Nights, this is the perfect opportunity to jump in! Why should you? Here are three answers to the question: “Why attend on Wednesday Night?”

1)Growth in Knowledge: 2 Peter 3:18 instructs us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The best way to grow in this grace and knowledge is through study of the Bible with other Christians – which is precisely what we do at CPC on Wednesday Nights! This semester we will be taking a close look at the book of Exodus and delving into many of the topics we did not have time to cover when I preached through Exodus earlier this year.

2)Growth in Community: Have you ever noticed that the corn on the edge of a cornfield is shorter than the corn in the middle of the field? Have you ever wondered why? Our pianist, Jan Boyles, brought this phenomenon to my attention several weeks ago. Her theory is that the corn on the inside is protected from the elements and other factors that stunt growth while the corn on the outside is exposed. In a word – community. I did a little research, and Jan is exactly right. In the same way, Wednesday Night offers another level of community and another level of protection that increases our growth in grace. Nothing can replace sitting around a table with other Christians, sharing a meal, and studying God’s Word together.

3)Growth in Service: There’s a saying in the medical community – “see one, do one, teach one.” The idea is that medical students see a procedure performed once, then the next time it comes around they doit themselves, and the third time around they teach the procedure to someone else. That saying applies well to the Christian life as well. Wednesday Night is a place to move from the “see one” section to the “do one, teach one,” sections of discipleship. There are ample opportunities to serve on the kitchen crew, with the children and youth, or with set up and tear down.

I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday, August 23, for the kick off of our Fall Semester.

Your Pastor and Friend,
John Knox Foster

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