Thank God It’s Friday?

Dave Scholes

Dave Scholes

Happy Friday everyone! The phrase that springs to mind is, “Thank God it’s Friday!” But my question is, why?

Why do we, as Christians, thank God it’s Friday? There are many healthy reasons to thank God it’s Friday. And there is definitely one unhealthy reason. It is the reason most people say “Thank God it’s Friday.” Here it is:

The one reason a Christian should not thank God it’s Friday is the reason that they are just living for the weekend, and so, in their mind, now their time to really live has arrived.

Ps Derek Smith last week talked about the church-gathered and the church-scattered. He said that we have exponentially more time to impact our world with the good news of Jesus during “church-scattered” time, and therefore, we should seek to live out the vision of the church Monday-to-Saturday, not just Sunday.

I wanted to remind everyone of this thought at the end of the week. Our commissioning, our refuelling happens on a Sunday. Our mission takes place seven days a week. If you live only for the weekend, it’s like a car living at the petrol pumps. Get out and drive!

It’s not too late to make this week count. It’s Vision Sunday this weekend and in my mind, that’s a great reason to invite someone to church-gathered.

Why not make a phone call, have a conversation before you finish work, send a text… Don’t thank God it’s Friday because now you can really live on the weekend. Let’s thank God it’s Friday because Friday is just as much full of opportunity to serve, honour, and glorify God as is Sunday.

– Dave

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