Thursday, 19 September 2013

Dad, I don't think I need to go to church anymore...

Why do you go to church?  Often we slip into thinking its all about us.  Even if we are committed, faithful, biblical Christians who understand that we aren't attending church to be entertained or psychologically inflated or to socialize, etc., we can slip into thinking that its all about us in different ways.  Trevin Wax has a great post about how we can set our children up to think that church is all about them, even as we attempt (even because we attempt) to be God-centered.
"For months (maybe years), I’ve conditioned him to think that attending a worship service is all about learning. From our Saturday night prayers (“Be with us tomorrow, Lord, as we go to church and learn more about You”) to after-church conversations (“What did you learn in Sunday School today?”), our way of talking about church is predominantly educational. No wonder he thought we should move on. If church is school, then eventually, you graduate, right?"
 You can read the whole thing here.

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