Only Attend on Easter & Christmas?

It is an undeniable fact that some people will only attend worship on Christmas and Easter. We wish they would be more active, realizing the true value of having Christ in their lives (Romans 12:1-2).

They need their sins remitted by the blood of Christ in baptism (Acts 2:37-38; 1  John 1:7). They need to live a life of righteousness, so they can be with Christ for all eternity (Ephesians 4:1; Revelation 2:10). With Christ in their lives, they will have a rudder, to guide them through the dangerous waters of life (Hebrews 13:5).

People cannot hope to be saved if they have no concern for God in their lives 363 days of the year. However, they do show interest in Him for two days a year. That means there is hope!

We might be able to say something that will provoke their interest or prick their heart with the gospel on those two days. They are, in one respect, great days of evangelism. People will hear the gospel that may not be able to hear it any any other time.

Do we look at Christmas and Easter services this way? Maybe not. Quite often, these folks show up two times a year and they are mocked and ridiculed from the pulpit and hear jeers and sneers, as Christian laugh at their presence. Where do we have the authority in Scripture for mocking people who come to worship??

They attend with their minds on Christ and we show them Satan? Maybe we need to repent and reconsider our attitudes. We may not celebrate Christmas and Easter as religious holidays, but we better honor them as days called by the gospel.

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