We go to church. We may even go to Sunday School if we feel like waking up early. We listen to a Sunday School teacher teach. We listen to a good sermon. We shake the preacher's hand. We go home. Doesn't this describe the routine of many of us? Is this the way things should be? The answer is no.
We are not called to form a weekly routine. Our calling is to do more than this. We are to live a life of obedience to God in relationship with Christ Jesus. A relationship is more than a routine. Obedience is more than simply hearing the rules.
The apostle John reminds us that if we call ourselves Christians, and if we say that we are living the Christian life, we should back it up by a lifestyle. We cannot go to church on Sunday, and live like the devil for the rest of the week. When we do this, we are lying. We are lying to ourselves, to God, and to everyone around us.
So what can we do? Choose Jesus. Walk with Him daily. Obey God. Study His word. Above all, we must give Jesus first place in our lives. Only then will we come out of darkness and into the light. We will no longer be lying, but we will be telling the truth when we say that we have fellowship with Him.