Pastor's Corner

18 May
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Mid-Week Challenge

Mid-Week Challenge

 What would you be willing to do to live a little longer?  Cut back on the sweets?  Exercise more?  Change your lifestyle?  How about add church attendance to your weekly schedule?  If you are not accustomed to regular church attendance it might sound strange to add that to your health maintenance plan but according to the findings of a 16year study, lack of church attendance could explain that sluggish feeling you have been experiencing. 

A study headed by Tyler J. VanderWeele, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston discovered that women who attend religious services frequently may live longer than women who don't!  VanderWeele and colleagues analyzed data collected every four years between 1996 and 2012 from nearly 75,000 women participating in the Nurses' Health Study. Most were Catholic or Protestant.  They discovered that women who attended religious services regularly were 33 percent less likely to die during the study period, compared with women who never attended services. Once-a-week attendees were 26 percent less likely to die, and those attending less than once a week were 23 percent less likely to die.

 Researchers are still trying to determine exactly how to explain their findings.  Christians already know.  Time with the Lord and other believers is vital to one’s spiritual health.  Now we have proof that it plays a key role in one’s physical health as well! 

 If you are not a regular church attender why not begin this weekend.  Maybe it is time of a check-up!  It will make a difference in your life! 

 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD.  – Psalm 122:1

Serving the Savior

 Bro. Jonathan

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