Acts 2:42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread and in prayers.”
This scripture illustrates the principal and the purpose of our Wednesday night services. We gather for fellowship, to learn God’s word, to pray, to praise and to worship.
On Wednesday night after the dinner we come together to sing songs of worship, to hear of the needs of specific people in our congregation and pray for them. We pray for our pastors, our church and our nation. We pray for the missionaries, for military men and women serving our country and the chaplains that tend to their spiritual needs.
The format may differ each week with some nights focusing on remembering to praise God. Each person is able to express his/her praise for what God has done in his/her life. Most evenings the pastor gives a short scripture lesson to help us learn and remember God’s Word. Faith comes from hearing the message heard through the word of Jesus Christ.”(Romans 10:17)
Wednesday night is a respite in the middle of the week from whatever pressures and stresses we face in the world. It is a time to chat with friends while sharing a meal. It is a time to enjoy the quiet in the house of the Lord away from the many distractions of the world. It is a time to renew our commitments to Him and to thank Him for the blessings we receive. We can look to the example Jesus set for us when many times he would withdraw from the city, the crowds, even the disciples, to find a quiet place to pray.
“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and everyone members of one another.” Romans 12:5
Older Christians should not expect to retire from their commitments to their Savior ………they must continue their faith journey to learn more about God, to develop an even closer relationship with Him and continue to spread the “Good News” to those who do not know Jesus.
On these mid-week gatherings we also should thank all those who make a Wednesday night meal and service possible.