CHURCHES 4 MAIN CATEGORIES:
1.SOCIAL CHURCHES- Like PTA meetings(many social agendas.)
2.HAUNTING CHURCHES-statues, chanting, candles everywhere...
3.CHOOSE YOUR TRACT CHURCHES-salvation made quick and easy...just follow these steps.
4.PLAIN WEIRD CHURCHES- tongues, wonders, jumping about...
Questions: 1.Do you agree or disagree?
2. Do churches resemble what
Jesus & Paul etc. desired?
---Anne on 12/6/08|
So do I but I am still there. I have spent many years looking for a church I could call home. Wasted years but I learned a lot. Every church is different. You will know when you have found it. It will not matter about the people and what they think or do. You will know you are there to please God and not man. Be led by the Spirit. Do the right thing. Offer your services and know what God expect from you. You will then began to experience the blessings of God.
---Robyn on 12/4/08|
I spent from 1986 to 1993 looking for a church to call home. It might be a good idea to list what you are looking for in a church. For me, Doctrine is the main thing I look into. Then the people, how they are during the week, not just on Sunday. To choose a church because of the type building or the wealth of the people attending and not doctrine could limit you on being spiritually fed and growing in the Lord.
---geraa7578 on 11/26/08|
The way I dealt with that question was to ask the Lord to examine my heart and show me how I could connect with my church. I then asked the Lord for guidance in doing that. After I tried that for about six month. I could not get connected. I then asked the Lord to show me what direction to go in. Within a month, I was worshipping and fellowshipping with my new church family.
---Madison on 10/5/07|
The EX Daily Word for March 26, 2007
The Right Place
Matt. 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
How did you select your church home? Are you there because
God told you to be there? Many people say, "i will be here until
God tells me to leave" but God never really told them to be there
in the first place!. So how could he tell them to leave if they didn't
hear him in the beginning?
---GODZKREATION on 3/30/07|
You should leave. Isaiah 8:20 "To the law and to the testimonies, if they speak not according to this word, it is because they have no light in them". So, "come out from among them and be ye separate ...". If you compromise on that one doctrine, what else would you be led to compromise on later? "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump">
---Esther on 11/11/06|
Yes w/out a doubt life is too short. You are like a man sitting at a great table filled with all your favorite foods but your hands are tied and your mouth bound so what good is all that food if you can not nourish yourself with it? The same with this church. It may be a great chruch but just not for you. You are spiritually starving so go and eat at the banquet table God has some where for you, Smile!
---Jeanne on 11/11/06|
I left a church we'd attended for years...because they thought abortion was okay. Talk about no spiritual connection. I couldn't imagine Jesus standin in an abortion clinic saying..that's okay. So I joined a more biblical and less political correct church.
---Virginia on 11/11/06|
A church is like a grocery store - the chruch is to supply your spiritual food, just like a grocery store is to supply physical food. You wouldn't shop for groceries in a store that didn't have what you wanted - the same is true for a church. If the church you are now attending doesn't supply your spiritual needs, it's time to leave. (This doesn't mean the church is no good - just that it's not meeting your spiritual needs.)
---WIVV on 8/17/05|
That is between you & God. When I found my church home I focused more on what they taught instead of the "parties" or "extra-cirricular activities" God showed me where I need to be, though everything is not perfect& I no lnoger think that it is, so it's better on me to focus. I attend a C.o.C. & enjoy the fellowship.
---candice on 7/25/05|
u may need to decide is it you or the church that doesnt have spiritual connection..seek God.. He may be telling u to move(remember the Israelites)if u r not connecting , growth in the Lord may be stunted..i would sincerely pray for God,s guidance and wait..He will answer..God CAN be found outside your dry boundary..He is everywhere..God bless (God is not in a building,but in the heart of man)Ye shall seek me and find me,when you search for me with all your heart(jeremiah29;13)
---karin3565 on 6/30/05|
It depend upon whether you are being fed there. That means the true Word of God and not false teachings or the traditions of man.
Only deeper study can put you in the position of knowing if you are hearing the truth or false teachings..
---Dave5343 on 6/30/05|
You are the church, it is not the building
the spirit abides in you ,What are you searching for
---valer6644 on 6/30/05|
Is the church still able to meet your needs for worship and a support system if you need that? Do they have an active Christian Education system in place where you are growing as a Christian adult? If you are not getting what you need at your current church; try to decide what you are looking for in a Minister, Congregation, Christian Education program, Fellowship and Doctrine then do some church shopping. Many Churches have web pages and you can get links from realtor's pages.
---phia4633 on 6/30/05|
To paraphrase JFK, ask not what my church can do for me, but what can i do for my church.
I felt alienated and lost in my church, uloved and ignored. As soon as I started serving others, not waiting to be served, I found I belonged.
---mike5663 on 6/30/05|