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Monday, 24 May 2010

old church/new church (again...)

Ok not a full on rant this time but a gentle observation...
Having read Margaret's blog at Bridteacher about their rather dull Pentecost service, I had to share something I heard today. I have spoken at length about my old church, so I won't go on but today I heard that last Sunday the congregation were told that there wouldn't be a sermon that Sunday as they intended to show a slide show of the proposed re-ordering of the church. Right. A sodding slide show. On Pentecost. The birth of THE Church, they show a slide show. And if they think re-ordering their church is going to make it more attractive to the parish they are sadly mistaken. People do not go to church to see nice seats with cushions. They go to meet with Jesus and those who want to meet Jesus go somewhere where he is.

Again, I am not going to go on about how wonderful my new church is, but by contrast on Sunday our curate was out the front yelling, 'come one, come and get some prayer, come and get filled with the Holy Spirit...' and so on.

So I know where I would rather be...

4 comments:

Finally Free said...

On Sunday, I was watching some worship video's from the International House of Prayer (IHOP.org)and God touched me with His Holy Spirit so strong before church.

Then God led me to church to pray for both services secretly. He again was pouring out His Spirit during the service. My Pastor was preaching with such "fire". I wish I had a curator saying what yours did. No matter.... I celebrated Pentacost in my own way with one friend interceding with me praying in the Spirit.

Blessings,
Tammy

Red said...

Well that's it, sometimes we don't need anyone except ourselves and God :)
x

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