December 12, 2005

Church & Sundays – A popular misconception

Before I was a Christian I used to think the same as the majority of 'worldy' people; that Church was a building, or that Church is a set time each week on Sunday from 11:00 til 13:00 (I still refer to a Sunday service as church much to the annoyance of my brethren, and they do have a point, some habits take longer to die than others).

I'd like the set the record straight for anyone not in the know;

Church is not a building or restricted to 2 hours a week! Whenever two or more of Gods people (in this case I mean Christians, although it's important to remember that we are all gods people) meet and praise God, or move in the spirit, then you have 'Church'. It is not a place or time, not limited by physical boundaries or restricted to a day of the week.

Church is about treating others as you wish to be treated, loving others and showing the way to Gods love (I hasten to add that the latter makes the former much easier to achieve!!). This can take place in a Church building and on a Sunday between 11am and 1pm. The important thing is to make sure it's not restricted to these times and places and opprtunities are not lost by thinking so.

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'31The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30-31 NIV"

I consider myself very fortunate to have found God in a church that subscribes to this whole-heartedly, my church – Curious? why not contact me and come along? We'd be happy to welcome you.

*'worldly' a worldy view of the world as opposed to a christian or godly view.


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  1. Snoop Dee Oh Double G

    Church nephew!

    12 Dec 2005, 15:58

  2. ?? Do you mean you also go to the mJa?

    12 Dec 2005, 16:08

  3. anonymous

    mJa is a cult, my advice is to get out now while you still can.

    Ask one of the elders about Robert Rickman-Smith. Read,

    link (mJa is a renaming of Jesus Fellowship)

    This is far from rare. Dont get involved with these people.

    12 Dec 2005, 20:57

  4. Tschaka

    Blog seems to be going well. You get lots of comments which is good. Must mean you've got a wide readership.

    13 Dec 2005, 10:50

  5. Dear Anon,

    I will read the link and consider it, howver I would find it difficult to follow advice from someone who remains anonymous. Perhaps you would like to email directly Darren.james'at'warwick.ac.uk

    13 Dec 2005, 12:08

  6. John Rickman-smith

    nobody has the right to talk about my dad leave him alone!

    12 Oct 2006, 19:34

  7. natalie rickman-smith

    hi john its natalie your sis i have looked at this site not quite understand what was supposed to have been said about dad??? chat me back babe. love you your big sis xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    13 May 2007, 23:51


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