Church Goes Far Beyond a Message

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24–25)

Every time you come to church, remember that you aren’t there solely to listen to the message from the pulpit. When we assemble as a church body, every member brings an element that is needed by somebody else.

The moment you walk in the church door, look around at the people you see. Say, “Lord, show me somebody who I can encourage or help in some way over this challenge they’re facing. Show me, Lord, who to talk to today.”

Believe that every hand you shake, every smile you give, and every word you speak will impact another person. God will use you to extend His love to others, and you’ll come out of that place realizing God has been loving on you throughout the whole service. You’ll be pumped up, ready for another week.

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About Mac Hammond

Mac Hammond is senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a nondenominational church located in Brooklyn Park (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Pastor Hammond also hosts the Winner's Minute and the Winner's Way television broadcasts and has authored several internationally distributed books . Mac Hammond is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living. Mac Hammond graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force with a regular officer's commission and reported for pilot training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Mac received his wings in November 1966, and subsequently served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia, accumulating 198 combat missions. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Captain. Between 1970 and 1980, Mac was involved in varying capacities in the general aviation industry including ownership of a successful air cargo business serving the Midwestern United States. A business acquisition brought Mac and his wife Lynne Hammond to Minneapolis where they ultimately founded Living Word Christian Center in 1980.

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