Essay on Personal Experience: Sunday Worship

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I entered into the worship service, unaware of what to expect. I was not familiar with this church, it was a non-denominational church, but the pastor had his roots in the A.M.E. Zion Church and branched out to establish his own church. I walked into the sanctuary prepared to participate in the Sunday School. I found a seat and readied myself to engage in some meaningful discussion. After sitting for several minutes, I asked one of the gentlemen who was standing at the front of the church if they had already started and where was the lesson coming from. He looked at his watch and indicated that he didn’t know if we had time for Sunday School. A puzzled look came over my face and I couldn’t help but express my confusion as I looked at my watch and we had 45 minutes before the worship service was to begin. He then grumbled a bit and said okay, okay, we can begin now. He then presented the group with a concern he had with the invocation. He started by providing an analogy of if he goes to your house, he expects to find you. There is no need invite you into your own home. I slowly raised my hand. He reluctantly called on me. I expressed to him the relevance of centering ourselves and humbling ourselves in the presence of God. We have to remember that God is in the audience and we have to give him the proper recognition by acknowledging Him and expressing our unworthiness to be in His divine presence. From his initial questions, I deduced he came from a worship…