Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Little Sunday Sermon

Today is a day of rest. So I stayed home from church and rested. I am sort of between churches now. There is one on Tieton Drive and one on 56th.

Our church had a greeting session. They would stop the service and everybody was to greet those near them. A really big pain in the rear as far as I was concerned.

One time a man in the pew behind me actually said to me, "I only see you here on Sunday mornings". I replied, "meaning what"? He didn’t respond he had to move on to the next person. I did not misunderstand him, it was very clear. He was right about my only being there on Sunday mornings. The only place I ever hear the term ‘pew warmers’ is from church people. Such as, "Oh you know Mrs. Dolittle never volunteers to do anything, she is just one of those pew warmers". Or this, "He never pays his tithe, he will have to account to God for that some day". Or this, "They only come to church on Easter and Christmas". I do believe some people go to church because they think they are earning their way into heaven. You don’t have to earn your way, and in fact, couldn’t earn your way no matter how hard you try. Christ paid your way when he died on the cross. That is, if you believe it and ask him for forgiveness. Going to church is wonderful if you can do it without getting into that Self-righteous attitude.
Another thing I heard a few times was remarks about whether somebody was truly born again or not. Since when are we assigned the position of deciding who is truly born again. I thought that was God’s place to do that.
One time the pastor stood on the platform and screamed to the flock, "If you’re a Christian, than act like it". I think it’s the height of self-righteousness. Read in your bible what God thinks of self-righteousness.