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Old 01-06-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Church is not about you or what you can get out of it. Church is for Him alone. We go their for Him, We go to worship Him. That's church.

I cannot agree with this..we ( the church) gather together to strengthen one another in the Lord. We need this to keep us strong in our faith. Worshipping Him is included, but it is a daily thing to do, not just when the church is assembled.
Again...'church' is the body of christ. It is not a place that we go to. The assemble...i.e., the gathering together, is what the church does.

Everyone who obeys the gospel and are added to the number of believers are members of the body of Christ. Just as the members of the physical body are not separate from one another, members of this body of Christ are not either. One part of the human body cannot survive apart from the rest of the body.

We cannot survive as parts of the body if we separate ourselves from it. It is God's will that we come together as a body. What we do, when we come together, is recorded in the scriptures. It was that way from the beginning of the church, and it will continue to be that way as long as the heavens and earth remain.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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I cannot agree with this..we ( the church) gather together to strengthen one another in the Lord. We need this to keep us strong in our faith. Worshipping Him is included, but it is a daily thing to do, not just when the church is assembled.
Again...'church' is the body of christ. It is not a place that we go to. The assemble...i.e., the gathering together, is what the church does.

Everyone who obeys the gospel and are added to the number of believers are members of the body of Christ. Just as the members of the physical body are not separate from one another, members of this body of Christ are not either. One part of the human body cannot survive apart from the rest of the body.

We cannot survive as parts of the body if we separate ourselves from it. It is God's will that we come together as a body. What we do, when we come together, is recorded in the scriptures. It was that way from the beginning of the church, and it will continue to be that way as long as the heavens and earth remain.
Well-said.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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I cannot agree with this..we ( the church) gather together to strengthen one another in the Lord. We need this to keep us strong in our faith. Worshipping Him is included, but it is a daily thing to do, not just when the church is assembled.
Again...'church' is the body of christ. It is not a place that we go to. The assemble...i.e., the gathering together, is what the church does.

Everyone who obeys the gospel and are added to the number of believers are members of the body of Christ. Just as the members of the physical body are not separate from one another, members of this body of Christ are not either. One part of the human body cannot survive apart from the rest of the body.

We cannot survive as parts of the body if we separate ourselves from it. It is God's will that we come together as a body. What we do, when we come together, is recorded in the scriptures. It was that way from the beginning of the church, and it will continue to be that way as long as the heavens and earth remain.

I agree!
but this is someone who has the wrong idea of church. He has already rejected what you said, the coming together of saints etc.... He thinks it is about him. "Well I didn't really get anything out of that", "I really didn't like the sermon" HELLO! It's not about you. We came here to worship God.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I agree! but this is someone who has the wrong idea of church. He has already rejected what you said, the coming together of saints etc.... He thinks it is about him. "Well I didn't really get anything out of that", "I really didn't like the sermon" HELLO! It's not about you. We came here to worship God.
Okay, I see where you are coming from...I was just covering all (or most of) the bases.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: MI
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There are dead churches out there. As Christians, we do have a walk to follow...knowledge to gain. If we do not get it from one place, it could be we can get it from another.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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Exactly, I find nothing enlightening in regards to the majority of the sermons I've heard. They mostly all come across as incredibly trite and mundane.

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I am not christian, but I have been with friends to a few services (at different kinds of churches - catholic, lutherun, methodist). I can see how reassuring and uplifting it is to get together in a beautiful venue to celebrate something you have in common.
None of the sermons I have ever heard taught me anything my parents/relatives haven't said a thousand times about how to behave, how to treat others, etc. These are obviously not exclusively christian sentiments. I thought they were going to say something enlightening - some of it could have been seen at the end of a GI Joe tv show (except Go, Joe is more succinct).
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Church is all about me.

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Church is not about you or what you can get out of it. Church is for Him alone. We go their for Him, We go to worship Him. That's church.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Church is all about me.
No, you WANT it to be all about you, but it never will be. That's the issue. You want it to be something it was never intended to be.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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You are just jealous.

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No, you WANT it to be all about you, but it never will be. That's the issue. You want it to be something it was never intended to be.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Church is all about me.
It would appear that the root cause of your issue has been identified and confirmed by you.
Matthew 23: 12
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