Our youth group hosts a taco breakfast every Sunday morning in order to raise money for summer camp. They attend camp in Sacramento, NM. It had been a while that I noticed a slump in attendance at the breakfast. Consequently, the amount of money they raised every week decreased, too. After they would work all morning, they would come to Sunday School and I would ask them how much they made. Disappointed, they would tell me…..
Playing Church When you play church eventually you stop playing Then what happens to the holy church you were playing Stay blessed…john
One of my comments in this weekend’s message, Interesting Places to Worship, was that we, as God’s people, should stop going to church. We considered the story from Daniel 3 of Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego. You may remember that the three young men were threatened by King Nebuchadnezzar because they did not bow down and worship his over-sized golden statue. There defense was no defense at all. They just weren’t going to worship anyone or anything…..
You’ve seen our bumper stickers and bookmarks. Oh, don’t forget our doormats and Facebook posts. So, obviously, you know that us Christians like to share Bible verses. It’s an extremely common thing. We’re used to it, and we know you expect it. That’s why we do it even if you don’t ask us to. We know your heart. Another common place I’ve seen Bible verses referenced is in cards. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, get…..
We don’t always get knocks on the door during church finance meetings, but when we do I’m quick to answer. I figure I’ll leave all the finance fun to everyone else. Last night was one of those nights. I answered the knock and the woman at the door said she lived behind our church. Last night someone brazenly walked up to their back porch and stole their generator. She and her husband, who stood at the foot…..