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Pastor Put You To Sleep

How many of you have such a boring pastor or priest that you having falling asleep in church?

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 ---Mackey on 6/14/06
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I refuse to sit under a preacher.teacher,priest who did not light my fire(spiritually) I had the experience before. I was literally dying on the pew. Needless to say. I made haste and got away from that church. I sit under a fire-filled holy ghost preacher now. Praise God. My heart goes out to you.
---Robyn on 3/10/08


Mackey, my Pastor is very monotone, but he teaches the truth of the word, so I stay awake and listen with my spiritual ears to what he's saying. As a diversity because I like different KINDS of teachers, I have a collection of 1,000 teaching tapes that I collected since I was Born Again in 1983. I listen to them often as well as my Pastor.
---Donna9759 on 3/10/08


If you fall asleep during the sermon, it may say more about you than the one preaching.

Acts 20:7-9
---Jack on 4/28/07


Not me. Our church isn't boring. If the Pastor catches anyone falling asleep, he will wake them up. My Pastor's sermons aren't borning. If people think the Pastor's sermons are boring maybe it is the person instead of the Pastor.
---Rebecca_D on 6/16/06


I had this experience once upon a time:

Once a preacher felt he was simply rambling.

Nevertheless, the sermon was anointed.

How do I know?

Because during the coffee hour, EVERYONE (including his wife) was saying, "He must be talking about me."

One lady took the sermon so personally she got mad and never showed up again.
---Jack on 6/15/06




There is NO such thing as a boring pastor if you put yourself in the position to focus on the message always. I am doing that. I normally bring a small notebook and a pen whenever I go to church. I write down notes worthy to consider after church. I always end up discussing the pastor's message with my companion during the walk or the trip home.
---Bebet3754 on 6/15/06


I have been to churches where the preacher would drone on and on, it can get boring. One church we visited, the pastor had been a teacher (not a preacher) and you would be handed a sheet to fill in the blanks when he spoke, boring!
I want to hear the word preached to feed my spirit. I could NEVER fall asleep when I'm hearing about my Lord and Savior! Pray for all preachers, its a tough assignment.
---NV_Barbara on 6/14/06


God is faithful. Sometimes we miss His faithfulness to us, especially when someone doesn't sound like or look like us or sound or look like our "favorite" minister. Our favorite minister should be Jesus and He can speak through a donkey if He wants or needs to.
---Linda6563 on 6/14/06


It really all comes down to what your purpose for going to fellowship is. Is it to please you, or to worship the Father? The same Bible that says to study to show YOURSELF approved unto God also says to give honor to those who are over you in the Lord and submit to them so that you are a joy and not a grievance. Now I turn the pages when my pastor turns the pages and read the Scriptures as he reads them. I give him my attention as unto the Lord and Father speaks to me through him.
---Linda6563 on 6/14/06


By the way, I speak from personal experience. I used to spend more of the time during the preaching looking to either prove or disprove what the Pastor said than I did giving honor to where honor was due. In that, I missed what God was saying to me personally most of the time and sowed some seed to the flesh. You want a poor relationship with your pastor? Keep on sleeping.
---Linda6563 on 6/14/06




Part of the reason you may be where you are is to show you the diversity of His grace and His acceptance of people no matter where they are in the journey or what their personalities are like. It just may be that He wants to reveal Himself in and through you in a way that shows respect to that pastor. Instead of "Lord, change so and so", we should pray, "Lord, change me." I have found that that simple humble prayer swings the door wide open for the revelation of Jesus Christ.
---Linda6563 on 6/14/06


When you go into the house of God expecting to hear from God instead of just the preacher, you will find that staying awake isn't too terribly hard simply because of the expectation in your heart. If God set you in the house you are in, then you can rest assured that He plans to speak to you in that house and through that pastor and through that people there. On the other hand, if you have not been set (planted) there, you might want to be praying.
---Linda6563 on 6/14/06


There is one benefit to listening to a pastor who is anything but entertaining, and that is that we learn to listen all the more through the act of our will.

That's a biblical principle.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be SWIFT TO HEAR, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Maybe your pastor's teachings are doubly profitable and you havn't considered it this way.
---Pharisee on 6/14/06


If your pastor is putting you to sleep either he is preaching his own ideas and not the word of God, or if he is preaching the Word and you fall asleep, there is a problem with your relationship with God.
---sam on 6/14/06


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