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Sunday is Funday

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Sunday is usually the best day in my week. I love that I get to spend time with close friends in Christ. I worship through music, preaching and teaching. I know a few people who would call themselves believers and do not go to church. Some say that they think it is boring. Others say that it doesn’t help them in their spiritual journey. But the majority say that they’ve been wounded by the church.

Before I was in the ministry I thought that everyone had their lives together. People would walk into church with their Sunday best and smiles on their faces (like the cartoon). I thought they were people that had everything together. Then I got into ministry.

People that I saw as problem-less started coming to me for their problems. And it didn’t take me long to figure out that church is made up of sinful people just like you and I . We all have struggles with sin and sometimes we break to its power and that can cause pain for others around us.

If you are one of those people who have been hurt by church I would urge you to be forgiving and go back. I cannot promise you that any church wont hurt you. I can’t guarantee that the perfect church is out there. But what I can give you is the encouragement that Hebrews 10: 24-25 gave to me.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” -ESV

I pray this is encouraging to you because I know that church has encouraged me.

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About Travis Berry

I am a blatantly honest person who loves to think, read, discuss, and write about God and theology. I have a bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry from Crown College. I work at a church in Houston, TX as a Youth Director and love every minute of it! I am married to a wonderful woman named Becky and we have one amazing child! I have a love for God's Word, and a fervor to live it out in the fullest, and I pray this blog reflects that. Thanks for checking out AnotherChristianBlog!.

Posted on November 6, 2011, in Christianity, Life and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hey Travis,

    Sunday is a wonderful day is it not? How good of our Lord to give it to us.

    Not going to Church: You know I have been hurt by others in Church as I know we all have, even to the point of “never going back to that Church again!” You know I found out through my many trials regarding this, going to Church is not about us. It is about coming together as a unity of believers to give God the worship and adoration He not only deserves but commands from us. When I got my mind off of me regarding the “never going back” and got my heart on God, I never said that again. Good post as usual. God Bless, SR

  2. You are welcome. That was my honor to add you to blogroll. God Bless, SR

  3. ACB: I haven’t seen you much around my Galileo Unchained blog. I’ve been meaning to ask you if you have a great post of yours (or perhaps one of your favorites from somewhere else) that gives an excellent pro-Christian argument. Maybe something you consider unanswerable.

    If you had such a post, I’d consider writing a post in response (which would almost surely be negative, just so you know!).

    Best regards,
    Bob

    • Hey Bob,

      I haven’t had much time to read much on the blogosphere. I do not have any articles on my arguments for Christianity against the natural worldview. I may need to write on that subject.

      I can look and see what I can track down but I believe the best interaction between a Christian and Atheist is the Bahnsen vs. Stein debate which I mentioned on your blog a while back.

      Travis

  4. Hello Bob,

    I might be able to help you here. Google Didache
    http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/didache-roberts.html
    These are the earliest of Christian writings outside of the Bible. It means The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. These men were who Chrisitanity were handed to. Please remember though I am Catholic and these are the teachings outside of the Bible we hold onto. I am not here to argue that point. St. Ignatious of Anticoh I believe was one of the first, who was torn to pieces by lions during the time of the Roman Empire. St. Irenaeus of Lyons it is told John handed his Gospel to him. This should give you a good start. Also The Didascalia Apostolorum follows after the Apostolic Tradtion of Hippolytus and the Didache. It gives Church order. Hope this helps you. God Bless, SR

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