Have you ever heard the old cliché, " He's a Monday morning quarterback". Simply put, this old phrases means, "One who criticizes or passes judgment from a position of hindsight." In other words, hindsight is twenty-twenty vision. So, what does this old idiom mean, in light of the Christian church ?
If you were ask, on Monday morning how you liked the Sunday service, how would you respond ?
Well, the minister preached to long, the sermon was to short, too many jokes were told in the service, the preacher didn't even speak to me, the preacher failed to shake my hand, no body spoke to me, the music was too loud, they talked to much about money, etc.
Now, I know you are not guilty of this "hind sight" behavior, are you ?
You know our Lord gave a good example of Christian living within the local church in ( Matthew 5:3-12 )
Have a humble spirit and not be boisterous within the church ( Matthew 5:3 )
Be ready to take back the hurtful comments you have made towards fellow church members . ( Matthew 5:4 )
Get rid of that nonaggressive boastful ego. Matthew 5:5 )
Eat the right spiritual foods by growing in Christ. ( Matthew 5: 6)
Always be ready to show mercy to fellow church members. ( Matthew 5:7)
Have a genuine pure heart in all affairs of the church ( Matthew 5: 8)
Be one who is know within the church as a peace maker ( Matthew 5: 9 )
Except persecution within the church in love( Matthew 5: 11
Finally, rejoice and be happy ( Matthew 5:12 )
This final suggestion is so important in your church involvement as well as your personal walk with the Lord. ( Psalm 13:5 ) ( 1 Thess 5:16-18 )
You see, people will always be people, but God is still on the throne. So, rejoice through your troubles and through your weakness--for in Him you are made strong (that's another blessing), as "glory land" awaits. ( Philippians 4:4-9 )
The very next time you enter God's sanctuary, tuck your Bible under your arm, show a great big smile and greet everyone you meet with love. And don't forget to sing out. ( Romans 15:13 )
Remember ! It is said that if one ever finds a perfect church, one should not join as imperfection fosters debasement.
God Bless All !
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