Implementing the teachings of the Bible into your life takes focus, consideration, and action. Trusting God daily and living in patterns of the faith community will help to set you on the right path and start living Biblically in faith, hope and love. Attending Sunday worship can be a fundamental part in this journey as it will expose you to new teachings, a community, and a stronger sense of faith. Attending Sunday worship and practicing New Testament teachings can help you with living by the Bible every day.
The Benefits of Sunday Worship
There is always an inspiring message to be learned from the Bible by going to church, and attending regular Sunday services can help you connect with these messages on a deeper level. Attending Sunday worship can also help improve the quality of your life by allowing you to become engrossed in your faith and community. Many people can feel lost, disconnected, or lonely and aren’t sure how to get rid of the feeling. Sunday worship can help with this by fostering a sense of community with other members of your faith which will allow you to feel a sense of belonging. You can become a part of the strong community that meets every week and feel connected to others on a regular basis. Not only can Sunday worship help you feel like part of a bigger group, but it can also lead to deep and meaningful friendships that will withstand the test of time. You know you’re meeting people who share the same morals, beliefs, and ideals as you – which is a great foundation when creating a lasting relationship.
Sunday worship can also allow you to experience individual growth like you never have before. When you attend Sunday services regularly, you become more thoroughly washed in God’s love, which can help you become a better person. This happens through gaining inner strength and contemplating your behaviors and thoughts and how they align with the church’s teachings and God’s good creation. Self-reflection is a key element in constantly growing and becoming a better person, and Sunday worship is the perfect, safe place for you to do this. When living by the Bible, Sunday worship can also help you recognize the many blessings that are present in your life and help you to appreciate them in ways you might not have before.
Not only is Sunday worship important for your inner self, but it has also been shown to help your physical health. People who attend Sunday service regularly are seen to have significantly less depression, less stress, stronger social networks that promote positivity and good health choices, and it makes you much less likely to fall into unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking, or drugs. Attending Sunday worship also makes it easier for you to develop good habits. As you get into the routine of attending church every week, you’ll likely find it’s easier to develop good habits and leave bad ones behind. You can learn these good habits from the examples other regular churchgoers set, and you can help spread these good habits to other people in your life.
Most Common New Testament Teachings
One of the best ways to integrate the Bible’s example into your everyday life is to meditate on and utilize New Testament teachings. These things could include practicing the Golden Rule, not gossiping about others, being of help to others, practicing love, praying daily, etc. Each time you implement one of these teachings in your life, you are making the choice of living by the Bible. If you’re just beginning to implement these practices into your daily life, try picking a new one every day to think about and work on. Perhaps some will be easier for you than others, but making the active decision every day to meditate on one and follow through with its action will help these teachings become second nature to you. For example, maybe finding the time to pray daily is difficult with your busy and stressful schedule, but you are easily able to avoid gossiping about others. In this case, you should reflect on both teachings, but take the extra steps to make sure that you pray. Eventually, both teachings will become second nature to you and allow for you to easily be living by the Bible. Our daily prayer booklets “Christ in our Home” are available when you drop by for worship.
Whether you read the Bible personally, hear it preached, or study it corporately, the example of Jesus’ love inspires you to take steps to make sure that you are applying Biblical wisdom to all dimensions of your everyday life, loving yourself, your neighbor, God’s good creation and God. As a Christian, you receive the gift of God’s love and law, and seek to apply the Bible and live in relationship with Jesus. Jesus’ followers strive to apply the Bible’s teachings to life -this will come through prayer, meditation, and studying and encountering Christ in the Bible. Luther saw the Bible as the cradle of the “living Word”, Jesus Christ. Visit a Northern Virginia Evangelical Lutheran Church, such as Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax. Pastor Paul Collinson-Streng is more than happy to provide you with more information and to attend one of their worship services each Sunday.