Black Friday vs. Sunday Worship Service

“And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

How early did you go shopping on Black Friday? I myself went shopping at 5:50am. After observing the shopping frenzy, I decided to make a comparison chart between Black Friday and Sunday worship service. Hopefully this will encourage you to worship the Lord with more readiness:

Typical Black Friday Typical Sunday Worship Service
People get up early to make sure to be at the shops earlier than the shop opens Typically people get up late and are late to church
They read up on sales literature during the week and are ready to come buy what they’ve been dreaming about for a week or more They probably have no anticipation of what’s going on on the coming Sunday
It’s not about just going to a shop, but they’re actively looking for things to buy, participating in the “event of the year” They “go to church” but are not ready to “go to worship” God, and they don’t care to look for something when they get there
After their Black Friday shopping experience, they’ll brag about what they bought to their friends for days and weeks On the next day, if you ask them what they heard during Sunday sermon, they’ll probably have forgotten, and they also have no incentive to tell someone else what they’ve experienced
They lavish extravagantly to the retailers, thinking collectively that this is good for the finance of the USA They go to church to try to feel good for themselves, but not to bless God extravagantly nor to seek to please Him

Do you get excited about worshipping God as much as, or much more than, that so-called Black Friday?

3 thoughts on “Black Friday vs. Sunday Worship Service

  1. Thanks Tim for coming up with this comparison chart. I make the same mistakes frequently. May I have your permission to create a link to your post from my blog?

  2. This is Johnny, Nina’s husband. Thanks for dropping by my blog and your comment. This could make a good illustration on people’s attitude toward worship in a sermon. May God use your blogs to encourage people to live a more passionate and God-honoring life.

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