I’m not getting fed?!?!

Every now and then I hear someone say “I’m not getting fed enough at my church”. Aren’t we responsible for feeding ourselves? If nourishment is being offered we need to partake in it and grow from it. Now, if you don’t like what’s on the menu that’s fine but it’s not the churches fault. I don’t like Arby’s or Burger King but I don’t think they have bad food I just don’t care for the menu they offer so I eat elsewhere. If you feel led to attend a church other than the one you currently are I think that’s a matter for you and your family to prayerfully consider. But, you should do it for the right reasons. Ask yourself:

  • Is my church offering what I need? Is there more than just Sunday services available?
  • Am I taking advantage of what’s being offered? Bible studies, Small Groups or other church activities.
  • Do I need to use what’s being offered to step up and step out? For example instead of attending a small group or Bible study should you lead one? Are you serving?

If you are just showing up on Sunday for a service, then going home and expecting to get enough of what God has in store for you, it isn’t going to happen. Christ calls us to serve, to spread the gospel, to get out of the boat. Not to sit back and wait for the pastor to FEED us.

Are you hungry? Check the menu. If there’s good stuff being offered you need to dig in.

One response

  1. Steve Mattis

    We all need to scoot up closer to the table and join in the “Buffet”. There is definately much more on the table than we could possibly eat! I guess what we need to do is get that delicate balance of when to eat and when to serve. Seems I’ve been eating much more than I been serving…….I’ve got to work on that!

    September 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm

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