Preacher: Gordon Hay
Verses: Isaiah 6:1-8 and Romans 12:1-2
When growing up I had the idea that my life in church, and my life outside of church, were two different worlds.
Going to church with my parents, I realised quickly that it was a time to be neatly dressed and to be on one’s best behaviour. It was a time when people seemed rather serious. It was clearly very special, but different to the everyday life that we lived on the other days of the week. I understood this to some extent. On Sundays we were in church to worship our mighty God. This required proper behaviour. There was after all, plenty of time to relax during the other six days of the week.
Looking back, I perhaps had the idea that it was only on Sundays that we worshiped God, prayed, sang hymns and practised our faith life.
It seemed to be okay to relax during the week and to play around, and do things with my friends that might not be appropriate for Sunday.