Fourteen Ways to Kill a Church Service
- Attend only when convenient.
- When you attend, arrive late.
- Grumble about having to attend.
- Criticize the elders and preacher in front of your friends and family.
- Refuse to accept any responsibility in the worship service. If you ever do accept any, do it grudgingly and neglect it often.
- Never study the lessons.
- Always show your lack of interest in the lesson.
- Appear relieved when the sermon is over. Act as if you’ve wasted your time.
- Refuse to welcome visitors; make them feel that you belong and they don’t.
- Criticize every new idea that’s suggested.
- Dominate discussions; always insist that your opinion is right.
- Regard the teachers of your children as “babysitters”
- Show your distrust or disapproval of elders and teachers when they call you at home.
- Never sacrifice foe services; leave that to someone else.
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What is our attitude in worship? Why do you come to worship service? Does your attitude reflect the feelings of the Psalmist who wrote “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us enter into the house of the Lord’” (Psalm 122:1)?
It’s amazing how people view worship service. Some people view it as a time to catch up on sleep, to have someone else watch their kids, or to mess around while the preacher is talking. God meant this time to be an opportunity to grow closer to Him. A lot of people want a better relationship with God, but they don’t know how to go about it. My suggestion would be to start taking worship seriously.
This is an opportunity to give our best to the Creator. This is an opportunity to show Him how much we love Him by singing songs and offering prayers in His name. Respect God and what we do in a worship service.