Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
— Psalm 29:2,11, NKJV
As we go to the house of worship, we may go with joyfulness; for are we not going to meet with God and His people?
This is our privilege, and we desire to come into the house of God with thanksgiving. We ask the Lord to remove from our hearts every thing that is evil, that we may bring to the house of God that which He can bless.
Let every church member kneel before God while in His temple, and consecrate to him His own, which He has bought with the blood of Christ. Pray for the speaker. Pray that great blessing may come to the one who is to hold forth the bread of life.
Strive earnestly to lay hold of a blessing for yourself. Cry unto God, Increase my faith, Make me understand Thy word: for the entrance of Thy word giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Refresh me by Thy presence. Fill my heart with Thy love, that in possessing so great a treasure, I may love my brethren as Christ loved me.
God will bless all who will thus prepare themselves for His service. They will understand what it means to have the assurance of the Spirit, because they have received Christ by faith.
The religion of Christ means much more than the forgiveness of sin. It means taking away our sins, and filling the vacuum with the Holy Spirit. It means divine illumination, rejoicing in God. It means a heart emptied of self, and blessed with the abiding presence of Christ.
Cultivate the habit of thankfulness. Praise God over and over again for His wonderful love in giving Christ to die for us.
— Bible Training School, October 1, 1908
Come into the house of God with thanksgiving.
Ask the Lord to remove from your heart every thing that is evil, bring to the house of God that which He can bless.
Kneel before God while in His temple and be consecrated to Him. Pray for the speaker. Pray that a great blessing may come to the one who presents the Bread of Life.
Lay hold of the blessing for yourself. Cry to God, "Increase my faith. Make me understand Your word, for the entrance of Your word gives light. Refresh me by Your presence. Fill my heart with Your love that I may love others as Christ loves me."