Elton Trueblood said, “It used to be that Christianity was a revolutionary faith that turned the world upside down. But today Christians sit in Sunday morning church services looking at their watches, wondering what time dinner will be served, or thinking about the kickoff. And we hope that church won’t interfere with the things we would really rather be doing.”
Many Pastors are admonished to keep their sermons short, or to finish them by a certain time on Sunday mornings, and get raked over the coals if they don’t. Hearing what God has to say is not the priority, the time on the clock and afternoon plans are the priority.
Sunday dinner, Sunday sports, and other Sunday activities have pushed God into the background of people’s lives. And if worship services interfere too much with their plans, people just stop going altogether.
Has a “hurry up and get this over with” attitude replaced an attitude of worship?
Has an attitude of obligation toward going to the house of the Lord replaced an attitude of gladness and thanksgiving?
Has Sunday morning worship become Sunday morning countdown, to how long before it’s over?
Is a few hours a week too much to give to the One who created you and cares for you, Who gave His Son for you, and Who died for you?
Is Jesus really Lord of your life when your mind is on anything but Him when you’re in His house to worship Him?
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Psalm 122:1
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4
Christianity is still a revolutionary faith, but sadly many Christians consider it more of an interference in their lives than a revolution.