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Church Hopper

November 21, 2009

I did it while I was a teenager. People still do it as adults. The trend is still happening and will continue to happen as long as there are people on earth. Church hoppers are everywhere.

Tomorrow morning your pastor will get up and preach his heart out. All the while looking at people whose hearts are somewhere else.

They will be thinking of how another church does this better or that better. They will be thinking of how that other church sings songs from the 1940’s. People will think about how it was back in the late 90’s “Oh remember when we just sand worship songs the whole service? The Lord really was moving.”  Some will be upset that no one greeted them on the way in, others mad that they were sent through a gauntlet of people who don’t remember their names from week to week.

I think you are getting my point. All over pastors will be preaching and the people will be church hopping while sitting in the pews.

Do yourself a favor, your church a favor and your pastor a favor… commit to your church. Commit to its leadership and vision. Commit to giving your tithe (it’s God’s money anyhow) and commit to giving your time and energy.

The church will never get any better with people who sit inside and wonder what is like to attend somewhere else.

I believe that when you do this you are obeying what God would have you do.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. ronnieron2206 permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:28 am

    i wholeheartedly agree. The spirit encourages and shows up in unity. If the spirit is telling you to go elsewhere, do it. By staying and “asking questions” and pondering, and telling the world, you are disturbing this unity. But when you do find your church become involved and committed. great post ben.

  2. Benjamin Davis permalink*
    November 23, 2009 2:11 am

    Thanks Ronnieron2206. I love your comment about the spirit is encouraged and shows up in unity… so true!

    Thanks for the comment and for reading. If you don’t mind me asking, how did you come across

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