CHURCH IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT
Far too many people think that church is something that happens on Sunday. To a lot of people church is:
Say hello to friends
Bow head and pray (or count to 11 while pretending to pray (Tip for newbies 11 is far more convincing than 10, “…It’s like 1 higher” as Nigel Tuffnel put it.))
Enjoy the children’s talk
Listen to nice Bible story
Bow head and pray (see above)
Let mind drift (or listen to sermon as some call it)
That’s not church – that’s “going to church”.
Church is a community, a feeling, a doing of things. It is something that you get involved with. Church should do things – be active in the area, help the needy, give support to those who want it. “Laugh with those who laugh and weep with those who weep” as the good book says.
Church is not all about sitting around feeling pious as the world crumbles around us – church is getting. Out there and doing stuff. Mother Teresa – she understood what church was; those guys taking medical aid and food into Africa they are church; our friends in the God’s Squad Christian motor cycle club going out to witness to the biker community – that’s church!
Church is not a spectator sport, it is getting involved and doing something to help others. It is a movement that changes the world for the better in the name of Jesus.
Get out there, get your hands dirty, help others and watch your heart grow. Don’t be a spectator in a church be player in what the church does.
CHURCH: IT’S NOT ABOUT SITTING AROUND SINGING HYMNS