One reason why for many, Sunday church is boring is because of a misguided notion that church should be a place to receive rather than give.
Personally, if I depend on the pastor’s Sunday sermon to be my weekly source of spiritual food, my relationship with the Lord is in serious trouble.
When people grumble that they are searching for this or that church because they don’t get fed where they attend, my “Lost in Space” TV show alarms go off in my head, “Danger, Will Robinson, danger!”
I feed myself with the Word of God, so much so, that most sermons don’t add that much to my spiritual walk.
With good Bible teachers, there are nuggets of truth which they teach, that are life changing.
But day in, and day out, my spiritual food must come through my daily devotions.
If I wait until Sunday to get fed, that is an indication that my walk with Jesus Christ is already at risk!
“Danger, Will Robinson, danger!”
If your church experience depends upon how much you get fed by your pastor, you have missed the gospel.
No wonder why Sunday church is boring!
It is more blessed to give than to receive, the Bible says.
When we place our attention on what we can receive, rather than give, our lives are immersed with superficiality.
But when Sunday church becomes your place to give, dramatic changes happen.
Church is full of hurting, confused, and dysfunctionally broken people, now, more than ever!
You have so much to give, and by giving, your love for Sunday church will develop!
Here are some tips:
JOIN THE PRAYER MINISTRY TEAM.
There are so many whom God wants to touch through you.
IF THERE IS NO PRAYER MINISTRY, JOIN ANOTHER MINISTRY, SUCH AS HOSPITALITY, WHERE YOU CAN GIVE OUT.
GET TO CHURCH EARLY, WHEN PEOPLE STRADDLE IN TO THE COFFEE COUNTER AND MEET THEM.
Especially, with first time visitors, be the first one to introduce yourself.
THE LORD MAY PROMPT YOU TO SAY THIS, “ONCE THE SERVICE FINISHES IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I COULD PRAY WITH YOU ABOUT?”
OR, “WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO LUNCH, MY TREAT, BECAUSE CHURCH DOES NOT GIVE US TIME TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER?”
You will be surprised at how most people will say yes.
The world is full of lonely people, longing for a listening ear.
SECONDLY, DURING THE WORSHIP, SCAN THE SANCTUARY A FEW TIMES WITH A WATCHFUL EYE.
IF YOU ARE NEED OF FRIENDS FOR YOURSELF, MOST FRIENDSHIPS THAT MY WIFE AND I ENJOY CAME FROM SITUATIONS WHEN WE PRAYED FOR PEOPLE.
THE HOLY SPIRIT MIGHT TELL YOU, “AFTER THE SERVICE GO TO SO AND SO AND ASK THEM IF YOU CAN PRAY FOR THEM?”
There is a special bond that is developed when you get into people’s hurts with the love of God.
A Bible study will not create these types of long lasting friendships.
Be the giver, not the receiver.
If I who for the most of my life was a severe stutterer, was challenged by God to do this, you have no excuse.
Many blessings this Sunday!