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					Are you tired of
   church?
Godly people are tired of
     “church”anity
             Explanation


• Godly people are tired of:
  – Too many playing church
  – They have “church”anity
  – Think that Sunday AM is the minimum
    requirement for eternal life
  – Dull, boring, lifeless, hum-drum, ho-hum
    worship services
           Explanation


• We have spent too many hours in the
  pew
• Dreading every minute of it
• Some Christians have developed strong
  muscles in their eyelids
• God had a purpose for the church
     Some People’s View


• God looked down at His creation
• He saw that man was enjoying life
• He decided – “Man is having too much
  fun.”
• He said, “I will start a church.”
       Are You Ready - -

• For this church to be what God wanted
  it do be?
• Are you praying, planning, working
  toward this goal?
• To make the sacrifices needed in:
  – Time, work, energy
  – Money, involvement
        Are You Ready - -


• For meaningful worship?
  – Uplifting, encouraging, positive
  – Sing with spirit and understanding
  – Prayers in faith, no doubting
  – Communion that reflects our devotion to
    Christ
  – Sermons that motivate us
         LET’S IMAGINE - -
• Not wanting the        • Turning routine
  preacher to quit         communion into
• Worship that is          meaningful worship
  warm and cheerful      • Changing cold,
• Singing that rattles     formal, insensitive
  the rafters              people - - into
• True, genuine            warm, tender,
  fellowship               caring, and
                           compassionate
        LET’S IMAGINE - -
• A family atmosphere • Having to go to two
• Every service is a    services each
  family reunion        Sunday
• Elders BEGGING      • The elders trying to
  you to STOP giving    figure out where to
• Souls being saved -   put the overflow
  DAILY               • A church of 1500
                        (that is ½ of
                        Pentecost)
       I don’t blame them


• I too, am tired of “church”-anity
• OK – I admit it – not every sermon is a
  gem
• Not every song service is awe inspiring
• But – we are trying
       I don’t blame them


• I lay down the challenge
• Each of us can do our part to make our
  worship, service, teaching, example,
  and dedication to Jesus – better
• While we are tired of “church”anity,
  we are not tired of true Christianity!

				
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