Learning and observing the church… I’ve learned…that there is always this misnomer that floated in the church – that once you got in here, you were good to go. And even in our churches, some of our modern day preachers; they won’t come out and say “once in Christ, you’re never out,” but they’ll suggest.. that once you get in here, “it’s all good.” They’ll suggest that once you receive the right hand of fellowship and associate with the congregation, “its all good.”
But they won’t tell us that we have to maintain our lives. They won’t tell us that we have to serve maintenance by praying and fasting and meditating and consecrating and dedicating ourselves. They won’t tell is that we have to serve maintenance by simply coming to the house of.the Lord and the power of worship. But they let us do it the way we want to do it.
And if we want to trade service for a baseball game, it’s alright.if we want to trade service hour for fellowship, it’s alright. But whatever happened to coming into the presence of God with a broken heart? Whatever happened to those days?
Quotes from Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders, Pastor of Shiloh Temple COGIC
Sunday, August 21, 2011