The last couple weeks I have been working my way through dozens of Bible and theology questions which people have submitted through that ask a question area in the sidebar. If you have been following along, you will note that some questions require a whole post to answer. Others can be answered more succinctly. These shorter answers get put in one post like the following where I try to answer several Bible and theology questions together. This post deals with Bible and theology questions about attending church, tithing, and…. masturbation.
Did Jesus die so that people could show up and sit in a pew on Sunday morning and listen attentively to a sermon? Why is Sunday church service attendance the one event that gets the most attention, the most glory, and the most energy poured into every week around the world?
One blog I read is really more of a comic strip. It’s ASBO Jesus. Here’s one from a few years ago. Does God attend church? This humorous comic strip thinks not, and gives the reasons God does not attend church.
Here is a humorous image about how some people define church. It comes from the Church fail blog, which seems to no longer exist. This comic reminds me of the series by Alan Knox called Scripture… as we live it.
If you stop attending church so that you can be the church, it may be the best thing that ever happens to you in your life with Jesus and your evangelistic endeavors. After I stopped attending church, and started trying to follow Jesus into the world, the number of conversations I had with people who don’t go to church became a nearly daily occurrence.