Church...How committed are you.....

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  1. Willow 2

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    I would like to know how committed do you
    fill you are...?
    And does your church have 2 sunday services
    & what about wednesday night Bible studies
    do you attend...or whatever night your church
    may have Bible studies...

    And also do you suport Revival's & other services
    like VBS or good friday services...

    Have you ask yourself question like these lately ?
     
  2. following-Him

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    Hello Willow,

    Yes, I would say I am committed to the church I attend. We believe the Lord led us to this particular church and we really feel like part of a family there, have done so from the first day in fact. We usually worship there twice on Sundays, and attend the prayer meeting on Tuesday evenings. We host a housegroup and are involved in the churchs' Open Door ministry and I also help with the catering on special occasions. I love being involved in our church activities and consider it a form of worship. My husband is a deacon and is also involved in church maintenance. Yes, we will attend the Maunday Thursday Communion Service and the prayer meeting after and also the good Friday service and the Procession of Faith. We consider ourselves so blessed to be able to worship without persecution in this country. We have missionary friends in Jeddah and how they can suffer for the Lord.

    Blessings

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    If you don't mind me answering I would like to. I promise I will be respectful of your feelings and thoughts.

    I used to be heavily committed to my church. 8:30Sunday morning service, 10:00 Bible study class, Sang in the choir in the 11:00 service, back for Sunday Evening service, Tuesday morning Ladies Bible Study, Tuesday morning Soul Winning, Served in 3 different ministries, attended Wednesday evening service, attended all special conferences and events no matter how long they ran. Gave up my Saturdays whenever they asked me to.

    Then I got completly burned out. I've searched the scriptures and have sought council about how much is too much etc. And now I am not as committed as I used to be to my church.

    I am however as completly committed to God as I ever was. My faith is unwavering, even if the visual evidence isn't up to code as far as what other people think. I think God and I are sympatico. ;)

    In Christ,
    Laurenda ;)
     
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    Willow,

    I agree with Wisdom Seeker. We are to be committed to our Lord God. We are to do His Will.

    Many times and most times we can show this commitment by our commitment to our church, but it should be what God wants us to do not what some individual man or woman thinks we should do.

    I have been in a position many times when I was made to feel guilty by people not God, but at the time I didn't know the difference.

    Fortunately, I am in a church now where one is not made to feel guilty if they say "no" that they cannot serve in a ministry.

    To answer your question, Willow. I go to Sunday School and church twice on Sunday, Revival meetings, and occasionally on Wednesday nights.

    We don't always go on Wednesday night because my husband does not get home from work in time.

    My commitment is to God first, family second, church, third. (Many people will disagree with me)
     
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    Hmm... I don't really think the level of commitment to your church can be measured by the number of times you go per week. TIME commitment maybe, but otherwise... not really, and time commitment doesn't necessarily mean that much anyway.

    But back to the question, I go to church about once a week. Some weeks the girl that gives me a ride doesn't go, and on those days I either go to church with my boyfriend or go back to bed. When I'm at home I go every week, since the subway never lets me down [​IMG]
     
  6. Willow 2

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    I like the honesty from all....
    And myself, I'm not as faithful as i should
    be..But sometimes it is hard to keep the household going & stay faithful to your Church
    & run the kids here & there...

    And no wisdom seeker i donot mind you answering,
    I thank God you are answering..... [​IMG]

    Willow
     
  7. I Am Blessed 24

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    I agree. I think church commitment consists of time, tithe, and talents. Having said that, I attend church twice on Sunday and MOST Wednesday nights, but not all. When we have a revival, sometimes I make it every night, sometimes not.

    Blessings,
    Sue
     
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    Mt 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (KJV)

    Hunger and thirst are signs of life.
    Hunger and thirst are signs of health.
    Hunger and thirst are signs of growth.
    Hunger and thirst are signs of strength.
    Hunger and thirst are signs of activity.

    A Christian who truly has a hunger and thirst for righteousness will delight to be anywhere that the Word of God is proclaimed. They will eagerly await the next opportunity to read God's Word, felelowship with God's people, and hear God's Word preached.

    Commitment to God and commitment to the institution that God gave you in order to grow cannot be separated.
     
  9. Lala

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    I would like to know how committed do you fill you are...?

    Honestly? Right now, my commitment is lousy. I am embarassed to say, but it is truth. I have been reading a book "The Purpose Driven Life" and it has really convicted me. I have re-committed in my heart, and Sunday, I will do so in my person, at my church.

    And does your church have 2 sunday services & what about wednesday night Bible studies do you attend...or whatever night your church may have Bible studies...

    Yes, we have 3 on Sunday. 8:15am//9:30am//11am
    Wednesday nights dinner is at 5:30--6:30 and classes start at 6:45--8:15.

    Yes I have attended Wed. night Bible studies in the past. My kids get tired of the Wed night youth group......so we take semester breaks. There are quite a few kids that are wildly out of control.....and my kids can't stand the chaos.

    We have a Maudy Thursday service, Good Friday service, and then 3 on Easter Sunday.

    I go to the Good Friday service, and we all go to the Easter service.

    I have been struggling, and have asked the questions that you asked........and have come to the conclusion, there are NO lone ranger Christians. We are commanded to stay connected to the Body of Christ, and that is where I want too be.

    Thank you for the opportunity, to confess, repent, and turn back towards God, in the fellowship of other believers.

    Laura
     
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    I would say that I am fully committed. We have 2 services on sunday, plus Sunday School, wednesday night prayer meeting. I attend all of them. We have 2 revivals a year and other special meetings. I love all of them. I wish we went to church everyday. There is no better place!!!
     
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    I used to could say I was totally committed to church.

    Now, I can't stand "church".

    BUT, my Commitment to Christ has caused me to love the church.
     
  12. I Am Blessed 24

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    I have seen that term on the board many times, but have no idea what it means. Could someone explain please?

    LAURA: God bless you in your new walk with Him.

    [​IMG]
    Sue
     
  13. Willow 2

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    I love the honesty i'am seeing here....
    I myself drifted away from the Lords house
    for about a year..you know i hit & missed
    here & there...

    But thank the Lord i'am back...I missed out
    on alot while i was in & out...

    But i wander why most of us drift off the
    path..??
    Myself..I believe it's because we miss here
    & there....
    This is what satan want's...Why..?
    Because when we do this..& this is my thought's
    only...We are not being a good witness for the
    lord...And this hurt's the lord & thats what the
    old Devil want's....

    I'am not judgeing anyone here...
    I'am guilty of this myself...
    But when we get up & go to Church..We are being
    a exsample to the lost people around us..& that
    helps the Lord...
    And when we stop getting up & going to Church
    then we are hurting the lords house & thats what
    the old Devil wants....

    I know it is hard to stay commited...but the lord
    said it is not a easy path to walk...& thats why
    we must stay focused on him....
    Myself i need to be with my fellow Christian's
    for suport & fellowship....

    And Laura...You are very welcome...I'am glad
    to hear you have repented....
     
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    Me too Willow. We ALL need that. When we don't have that, it is so much easier for Satan to tempt us into backsliding and staying out of church.

    I remember a time when I would get up with a terrible headache every Sunday morning. I stayed home from church a couple of times because it hurt so bad. Then one day it dawned on me. I only had the headaches on Sunday so it must be Satan trying to keep me out of church!

    From then on, no matter how I felt I made up my mind I was going to church anyway. After about three weeks of that the headaches went away!

    Blessings,
    Sue
     
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    If there is little desire to fellowship with God' people and feast from the Word of God indicates one of two conditions.

    One no love for the Word and God's people.

    Nothing to feast on when one attends.
     
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    Willow --

    When I was kicked out of my former church, I
    immediately joined where I go now, because I had
    been attending there off and on for several years.
    However, the pain from being kicked out of the
    previous church made me very nervous about
    commitment, so I actually rarely showed up at my
    new place of worship.

    The fact is that I was in quite a bit of physical pain,
    and my sleep was very spotty, so after a week of
    coping, I would wake up exhausted. Rather than
    get up an get ready to go, I would turn over for just
    a few more minutes of sleep. By the time I would
    wake up, it would be too late to go -- again.

    But the day came when, because of the prayers of
    my new pastors, I made a commitment to go.
    Funny thing -- once I made the commitment, I was
    able to get up and go, and I have only missed
    services twice, due to illness. No, I do not always
    make it to all my classes there, but I have missed
    extremely few of them, too.

    No, I do not go everytime the doors are open, but
    I go literally all day on weekends, then to a
    Monday night class there and a Thursday night
    class there as well. I skip the Tuesday and
    Wednesday night classes, and I often skip the
    Saturday night service.
     
  17. Willow 2

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    Abiyah this is what i'm talking about
    it take's us being committed, cause in
    my eyes untill we make a true commitment
    to the lord, we will not be faithful to
    our churches..

    To me untill i became committed & i mean
    really committed i went for a while then
    i would stay at home & find all sort's of
    reason not to go...
    So to me it has everthing to do with how
    committed are we to the lord...
     

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