Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by vasuderatorrent, Aug 22, 2019.
Does your church have Wednesday night church services?
Do you go?
So here is my situation.
I work until 2:50 but they decide it is a great idea to have teacher meetings every Wednesday. Ok. That sucks but I still get to leave at 3:37 yesterday. Still not bad. Right? Wrong.
Now I have to go home, get comfortable and leave again. I get home at 3:57. I have to leave my house around 6:40 and then get back home around 8:20 ish. Wednesdays suck ass.
The alternative is to stay home, remain comfortable and then checkmark one less box when I turn in my church attendance form on Monday. I also have to describe why I missed service.
Sunday School ☆
Sunday Morning ☆
Sunday Night ☆
3 out of 4 stars for being a good teacher. Maybe I will be a great shining example next week. This week I sucked ass.
It almost sounds like you use religion to punish yourself. If you are overextended then tell the pastor that you are, and you won't be attending on Wed. evenings any more. Turn in your attendance card once and for all. They should not "shame" someone based on attendance. You did fine this week. Cut yourself some slack. You can be just as Christian on a lawn mower as you are in a pew.
It seems you are in a legalistic church.
Most teachers fail in this area. It is just too obvious what the preferred behavior is. It probably wouldn't be so bad if I lived closer. Grass stops growing in a few months from now. That will make a big difference but when you have rain almost every day, you have to jump on the grass when you get a dry day. Unfortunately that dry day was Wednesday. I couldn't risk a Thursday rain. I had to mow. Grass was two feet tall in some spots.
My personality and religion don't mix. When you tell me what a good boy does, that is exactly what I want to do. When you tell me what a bad boy does, that is exactly what I don't want to do. As a kid/teenager that was easy. As an adult being a good boy is harder and harder.
Is that what Paul meant when he said, "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."?
I guess I need to stop this church attendance nonsense. Well. I am working on it.
Very much so.
It seems your leaders are busy puffing up their own pride rather than minding their own walk with Christ.
You need to get out of that church. It's an independent church, isn't it? Non-denominational.
Overextended and lazy aren't the same thing.
Slothfulness is even considered bad in some passages of scripture. I am not overextended. I am lazy. FYI: I didn't go last night.
Independent Freewill Baptist
You are sweet, Sue. I am sorry that you had troubles in the past with the PM monsters. You seem like kind of a good friend.
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