Just like me
Written by Jay Yeager
Sunday, 18 July 2010 20:32

Just like me

(I Corinthians 11:1)

What would the worship assembly be like? 

The Bible teaches that there must be a reverence about those who worship and serve God. That so many have lost (if they ever had) that reverence, is understood by most of us. That reverence is stated in verses like Habakkuk 2:20; “But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth be silent before him”. Again in Psalms 89:7; “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all that are about him”. Then again in Hebrews 12:28; “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” 

That is the proper approach, but what if everyone had the same level of reverence that I have?



  1. There is not a dress code at Vale Road per se, but every member is expected to dress in an appropriate manner. What if everyone dressed for worship just like me, what would the congregation look like?
    1. Ready for a picnic? _____________________________
    2. An unmade bed, I wore what I slept in? _____________________
    3. Coming into the presence of God to worship him? ___________________

                                                               i.      Casual but thoughtful ________________________________

                                                             ii.      The best I can ______________________________________

                                                            iii.      I have forgotten why I am coming, and I will do better _________


  1. Singing praises unto God (Ephesians 5:19). If everyone sang like me, what would the singing sound like?
    1. Better have a loud song leader? ___________________________
    2. Depends on my mood – motivate me and I will sing? ______________
    3. The sound would fill the building? ________________________
    4. I only sing when I am leading the singing? _____________________
    5. Did you hear so and so sing? Uninvolved but critical? __________
  2. Giving as God has prospered. What if everyone gave as I do? (I Corinthians 16:1-2; II Corinthians 9:6-9)
    1. The fat lady is singing, put out the lights? ___________________
    2. The preacher better get a second job? _______________________
    3. Better cut back on the works we are doing? _____________________
    4. Expand the work; the congregation is blessed? ________________
    5. The same level we are on? _____________________
  3. The Lord’s Supper. Every Christian is to remember the death of Christ on Calvary. What if every member focused just like me (I Corinthians 11:23-29)?
    1. Not sure what element comes first? ______________
    2. Take in a worthy manner? _____________________
    3. What’s for lunch? _____________
    4. Here and there in thinking? ____________________
  4. Prayers. In every worship service the prayer is lead. What if everyone listened to the prayer just like me (I Corinthians 14:15-16)?
    1. Would not hear what was said? _______________
    2. Did we forget to pray? _________________
    3. Amen? ___________________
  5. Preaching. The wisdom of God in the preaching of his word is evident to thoughtful members (I Corinthians 1:21). Preachers are to preach the word (II Timothy 4:2), speak the things that are sound (healthy, safe, whole) doctrine (Titus 2:1). What if everyone listened just like me?
    1. Search the scriptures to see if it is true (Acts 17:11)? ________________
    2. Just tell me stories? ________________
    3. Make it short? ____________________
    4. This is just a social hour for me; it goes in one ear and out the next? ____


If every one in the congregation acted like me, how would the congregation appear?

  1. Reserved? ________________
  2. Sulky? ____________________
  3. Cliquish ___________________
  4. Friendly? ___________
  5. Unhappy? _____________
  6. Moody? ___________________


1.    The Bible teaches that the assembly of the saints is not a thing to be forsaken (Hebrews 10:25). What if everyone attended just like me?

    1. Cut the services down to only Sunday morning? ___________
    2. Depends on outside factors? _______________
    3. If physically able, I am there? ________________
    4. More times than not? _________________
    5. Don’t count on me until you see me? _________________


  1. We are to let our light shine before men (Matthew 5:16). What if everyone influenced others just like me?
    1. Do what I say but not as I do? __________________
    2. Don’t mention influence? ______________
    3. Trying to be a positive influence? _____________
    4. This congregation is in trouble? __________________
    5. The light is shining here? _____________