I could be completely wrong but it seems as though your attitude or heart displayed. People who have a car are often not in church because they have a car. Just ask any family physician. Technology options. And, arguably, that affluence may be one of the factors moving them further away from a committed engagement to the mission of the local church.
Anyone who attends your church has free access to any online ministry of any church. Pews filled with predominantly unsaved people makes counterfeit churches.
I implore you, harden not your heart. At our church, I find our most engaged people—people who serve, give, invite and who are in a community group—are our most frequent attenders.
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My ex was having mental issues and somewhat hostile towards me whenever he could. I would say that the one reason people stop going to church is that far too many churches are more interested in growing their church than teaching the truth as clearly stated in the Bible.
Eventually the exaustion and discouragement took over and I gave up. You can be sure that Gods word will, will do well to cause you to decrease in order that He may increase.
But many churches behave like an institution, and the post-modern mind instinctively moves away from it as a result. Or the very mind and heart of the person that stated He came to His own and they received Him not. It probably marks a seismic shift in how the church will do ministry in the future. Of course, church attendance is never the goal. Alberta pa someone merely attends church, the likelihood of showing up regularly or even engaging their faith decreases over time.
We will know 1st hand that it is our flesh wars against the spirit. A growing of kids are playing sports. Options for their. The reason I left is because the Christian religion no longer made any sense to me. People always make time for the things they value most. If I who am working out my salvation in fear and trembling taking every thought captive against the word of My LORD which I am not justified in boasting in save the very same grace and mercy that Christ alone provided at the cross and secured for His chosen elect from before you or I.
So please just be careful. We will be constantly under this conviction if our hearts have been circumcised by Gods gift of Himself. Just teach the Bible and let the Holy Spirit do the rest.
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No one checks in on me. It was a gradual exit over the course of time for me.
And again…people with money have options. There were many zealots in those days too. Long story short, I began to read books that had always been taboo inside the faith, for lack of a better terminology.
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This is what one will come to know as once being a slave to sin but now is a slave to righteousness. I began for the first time in my life to understand there were other ways of being Christian, about 30, different ways if you measure by the of denominations. I kept trying to find friendly support but everyone seemed to ignore me. Sure, the trend has been happening for years gone are the days when people attended 50 out of 52 Sundaysbut the issue has reached a tipping point in the church over the last decade. I learned new depths of what it means to be alone. That there are ways that seem right to a man but the end therein is destruction.
I am more than happy to talk about it if anybody wants to know more, but I will leave it there for now. With the rise of online church, social media, and so ubiquitous tech, there have never been more opportunities Hot sex talk Robb people to access church without being there. And a growing of kids are playing on teams that require travel. I believe instead they will grow to be more of contradiction to the heart and person of Christ.
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Therefore, the modern church stands for nothing but humanism. Both US and Canadian personal disposable incomes are at all-time highs. I am re married and still trying to break into that church community even though covid prevents attendance, not that I would be able to get time off work to go anyway.
Today I consider myself an atheist, at least in terms of the three Abrahamic gods. In an age where we have access to everything, more and more people are self-directing their spirituality…for better or for worse.
Similarly, another characteristic of the post-modern mind is a declining trust of and reliance on institutions. But because there is and adversary and because our natural nature is not one to seek 1st the kingdom of God and His righteousness. This is the first in a series of posts about church attenders who love God, appreciate the local church and are even involved in the local church, but who simply attend less often. It impacts almost every church regardless of size, denomination or even location.
I believe this is the the beautiful fruit that the Lord was generous enough to display in and through scripture. It comes up in a surprising of conversations a lot. Similarly, while the affluent might not be in church because of access to reliable transportation, single parents who, not always, but often, struggle more financially might not be in church because they lack access Alberta pa reliable transportation.
Which by the way will fail to do more often than not. Travel options. Excellent Mr. The church has become irrelevant because it is.
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All I see lately from the new Christian movement are people wanting to have everything in this life plus avoid hell and too many pastors attempting to be cool like false teacher Steven Furtick. Google, doctors will tell you, is not a complete replacement for medical school. But the conversation persists and, to many leaders, feels much more urgent. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope all of you have a good and pleasant day.
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It was Gods word by the way; not yours not mine but that of One who clearly stated my ways are not your ways. Who is the same yesterday today and forever, meaning therefore new testament an all. I was in Evangelical Christian, raised in the Church of the Nazarene. Where is The pursuit of The Holy Spirit in our churches?
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The reason I stopped going to church years ago was because my marriage fell appart and I had to take a 2 jobs that involved shift work so I was always working. By the way, I lead a church that virtually requires a vehicle to get there. If your church is at all engaging the middle class, the upper-middle class, or a suburban demographic, an interesting trend is developing. It drives them nuts.
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Not to mention Peter in His attempt to up hold the character or will of God when he drew his sword to the soldiers ear. Nothing happened, no disputes or disagreements or trouble with other parishioners whatsoever. Church leaders who fail to recognize this will not be able to change rapidly enough to respond to the shifts that are happening.
But attendance a of something deeper that every church leader is going to have to wrestle with over the next few years. If our most profound thorn is not the indwelling promise of the spirit if Our Lords salvation, one will not grow more Christlike.
People are looking less to churches and leaders to help them grow spiritually, and more to other options. Its unreal how so many folks back then assumed they knew God and what it was that defined a follower of the God of the old testament. A born again child of God will have many so called thorns in the flesh. Church without Christ is dead, unsaved church attendees are spiritually dead and bring spiritual death to every pew they sit in. It was a negative testimony to my children and they grew up not trusting church or God.
They have moved off to college and are not believers now. Why would someone waste their time in a church which includes a watered down message. Despite environmental concerns, travel is on the riseand most people are taking far more than the old standard of one vacation a year. Fortunately, more and more blended families and single parent Hot sex talk Robb are finding a home in church.
It is the grace if God and the power of the finished work of the cross that will keep us stayed in Him that we may grow more single minded and less double minded.