The Habit of Going to Church every Sunday as an act of worship to God
All Christian People Ought to
Go to Church Every Sunday,
Unless Hindered by Sickness, Or Necessary Work,
Or Necessity of Some Kind.
It Ought to be a Matter of Conscience,
And an Act of Worship.
The Churches are
The Most Important Institutions
In any community.
The Sunday Services are
The Church's Principal Way of doing its work.
It is THE EVENT of the community life.
Nothing ever happens in any community
As important to the life of the community
As the regular Sunday Worship Services.
Every community ought to love its churches,
And, at this appointed time, turn out, en masse,
To honor HIM on whose name the church exists.
What it Would Mean
Assuming the Pulpit to be Faithful,
And the Services what they ought to be,
If the churches were Filled Every Sunday
The community would Take Notice,
Evangelistic work of the church would be done,
Financial problems would be solved,
Missionary problems would be solved.
The whole church program would be advanced.
It is the One Thing
That would make the churches Strong;
The one thing on which depends the
Solution of the Problems facing Christianity.
If all Christian Church people
Would stir themselves up to be Faithful
In this one Fundamental Christian duty
It would set forward the Influence of the Church,
And the Christ for whom the church stands,
MORE THAN ALL THE REST OF
THE THINGS THE CHURCHES ARE DOING
--Henry H. Halley