“I’m just burned out on singing the same old songs all the time.”
“I’ll tell you this: I’m not coming anymore if they can’t even make it a comfortable temperature for me.”
“You can bet your bottom dollar on this: get to know the movers and shakers in this town and we won’t have any worries.”
“For crying out loud, I’m telling you if we don’t get a better location and a better building, we don’t have a prayer.”
“How am I supposed to worship when these uncomfortable seats are killing me?”
“I think our teachers and preachers need to use more stories, humor, and illustrations in their lessons and less Scripture.”
“If we could just get more publicity and visibility we’d really be doing something toward being on the upward way.”
“If you can’t dress any better than that, don’t be surprised if we talk about you when you pass the communion around.”
“Why can’t we do things more like the Christians do on the other side of town?”
“If we sing another new song I think I’m going to scream!”
It is estimated that about 200 million people in this world who claim Christian faith live in places where there is some degree of deliberate, organized effort being made to exterminate, drive away, or subjugate them because of their faith in Christ. Over 100,000 Christians every year are murdered because of their faith.
And so, this is what we need to hear: “He is risen!”
But, is he risen in you?
See you Sunday.