Friday, March 16, 2007

sitting in church

W. Oscar Thompson Jr. (in 'Concentric Circles of Concern') says, "Satan is not concerned with how many people gather in a service if all they do is sit and listen and leave. Satan does not care how much seed is sown as long as he can steal it away."

It is awesome to come to church. But in what ways have you allowed God to capture your heart? How are you being changed? In what way are you becoming more like Christ today than you were yesterday?

Personally, I've always disliked the word "pews" in church. It's such a churchy word for something that everyone else in the world would just call a bench or row of seats. But I guess there's one way in which the word is appropriate. If you sit in a church pew too long, without engaging and changing...before long you end up turning stinky.