Does Sunday Start Your Week or End It?

I am not looking to get into any sort of theological debate as to which day is the Sabbath or which the calendar is correct and why. This is more of a theoretical question. Does Sunday start your week or end your week? Simply this do you come into a Sunday worship experience looking to recharge your so called batteries after a week that has just drained them or do you come into a Sunday worship experience celebrating the great works God has done in your week? Many times I fall victim to the first. I come in hoping to re-charge to face another week. I use church as a way to cope through the week rather than a celebration of the week. I think we can cheat ourselves by coming into worship looking for anything other than letting all distractions go and just celebrating our Savior. What difference would it make if we all approached Sunday as an overflow of gratefulness for the week prior? What is we came to a worship service with and overflow of thankfulness rather than with an empty bucket looking for something to put in it?

I would love to hear your thoughts.

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  1. Julie Webster   •  

    I think after reading your blog, I agree with my original comment. It is neither beginning or end. It is a continual stream of life and I LOVE it! I don’t look forward to weekends or dread Mondays or need a vacation. I am pretty contented with life as it comes and worship is a part of that. Worship for me is a daily attitude of thanksgiving, love and joy. On Sunday I am just doing it with a bunch of friends – and an awesome worship leader.

  2. Chris   •  

    Is it a bad thing to get charged up on Sunday? I know that many times I feel way better after walking out of service than when I went in. I understand coming in with the right attitude, but I would struggle without that push each Sunday. I will however; make an effort to come into the next service with that attitude.

    • Nathan Sutliff   •     Author

      The more I think about it, I believe it is possible for Sunday to act in both capacities for us both as an overflow and a way to gear up for the week to come. thanks for your comments.

  3. Ben   •  

    Start. But that’s 100% a practical thing. Being a worship leader, my days off are Friday and Saturday, then Sunday starts the week and Monday just gets more work done.

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