Does Church HAVE      to be  BORING?
Will God acceptANYANY worshipthat I offer toHim?
“You worship what you do notknow; we worship what weknow, for salvation is from theJews.”            — John 4.22, CB NT p....
“But the hour is coming, and isnow here, when the trueworshipers will worship theFather in spirit and truth, forthe Father...
“for Cain andhis offeringHe had noregard”   — Genesis 4.5,      CB OT p. 6
“And fire cameout from beforeJehovah andconsumed them,and they diedbefore Jehovah.”     — Leviticus 10.2,        CB OT p. 165
“leprosybroke outon hisforehead”— 2 Chronicles        26.19, CB OT p. 703
1 Samuel 13,CB OT p. 437
“the peoplewerescatteringfrom me”   — 1 Samuel        13.11, CB OT p. 437
“thePhilistineswill comedownagainst me”   — 1 Samuel        13.12, CB OT p. 437
“I have notsought thefavor ofJehovah”   — 1 Samuel        13.12, CB OT p. 437
“I forcedmyself”   — 1 Samuel        13.12, CB OT p. 437
“I forced myself”   — 1 Samuel 13.12, CB OT p. 437
Whatcan You do for     ME?
“I cannot endure iniquity andthe solemn assembly. Your newmoons and your appointedfeasts my soul hates; theyhave become a ...
“I have no pleasure in you,says Jehovah of hosts, andI will not accept anoffering from your hand”      — Malachi 1.10, CB ...
Will God acceptANYANY worshipthat I offer toHim?     NO!
SelfAsceticism                     Play        “Self-made religion”
Se          lfAsceticism                     PlayColossians 2.8, 18, 22    CB NT p. 352-353        “Self-made religion”
elf                        SAsceticism                    Play                       Exodus 32.6                      CB O...
BORING
“If you get bored inchurch, may Isuggest to you thatit’s not acommentary on thesermon—it’s acommentary on yourheart!”
“Even if the sermon isn’tparticularly worth listening to,the chance to pick up sometruths about God that come        throu...
“If you’reuninterested orindifferent, it’s not acommentary on thesermon, it’s acommentary on you.”
Let us comeHUMBLY beforeour God toHONOR Himin true FAITHseeking toPLEASE HIM.
Will today be theday you decide to  go to heaven?
Lesson slideshows (with notes)     and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected.Please do not use without permission.)Bored: iStoc...
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected.Please do not use without permission.)Church Band:...
Compiled and Presented by:Fellowship with Man                                                              Dave StewartChu...
Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
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God doesn’t accept any worship, many have substituted self made religion for true worship whether it is asceticism or play. We may be bored in our assemblies because we are too focused on ourselves and not on God.

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Does Church HAVE to be BORING?

  1. 1. Does Church HAVE to be BORING?
  2. 2. Will God acceptANYANY worshipthat I offer toHim?
  3. 3. “You worship what you do notknow; we worship what weknow, for salvation is from theJews.” — John 4.22, CB NT p. 167
  4. 4. “But the hour is coming, and isnow here, when the trueworshipers will worship theFather in spirit and truth, forthe Father is seeking suchpeople to worship Him.” — John 4.23, CB NT p. 167
  5. 5. “for Cain andhis offeringHe had noregard” — Genesis 4.5, CB OT p. 6
  6. 6. “And fire cameout from beforeJehovah andconsumed them,and they diedbefore Jehovah.” — Leviticus 10.2, CB OT p. 165
  7. 7. “leprosybroke outon hisforehead”— 2 Chronicles 26.19, CB OT p. 703
  8. 8. 1 Samuel 13,CB OT p. 437
  9. 9. “the peoplewerescatteringfrom me” — 1 Samuel 13.11, CB OT p. 437
  10. 10. “thePhilistineswill comedownagainst me” — 1 Samuel 13.12, CB OT p. 437
  11. 11. “I have notsought thefavor ofJehovah” — 1 Samuel 13.12, CB OT p. 437
  12. 12. “I forcedmyself” — 1 Samuel 13.12, CB OT p. 437
  13. 13. “I forced myself” — 1 Samuel 13.12, CB OT p. 437
  14. 14. Whatcan You do for ME?
  15. 15. “I cannot endure iniquity andthe solemn assembly. Your newmoons and your appointedfeasts my soul hates; theyhave become a burden to me;I am weary of bearing them.” — Isaiah 1.13-14, CB OT p. 1074
  16. 16. “I have no pleasure in you,says Jehovah of hosts, andI will not accept anoffering from your hand” — Malachi 1.10, CB OT p. 1530
  17. 17. Will God acceptANYANY worshipthat I offer toHim? NO!
  18. 18. SelfAsceticism Play “Self-made religion”
  19. 19. Se lfAsceticism PlayColossians 2.8, 18, 22 CB NT p. 352-353 “Self-made religion”
  20. 20. elf SAsceticism Play Exodus 32.6 CB OT p. 135 “Self-made religion”
  21. 21. BORING
  22. 22. “If you get bored inchurch, may Isuggest to you thatit’s not acommentary on thesermon—it’s acommentary on yourheart!”
  23. 23. “Even if the sermon isn’tparticularly worth listening to,the chance to pick up sometruths about God that come through, and then to meditate on them, should be the most exhilarating time of your life.”
  24. 24. “If you’reuninterested orindifferent, it’s not acommentary on thesermon, it’s acommentary on you.”
  25. 25. Let us comeHUMBLY beforeour God toHONOR Himin true FAITHseeking toPLEASE HIM.
  26. 26. Will today be theday you decide to go to heaven?
  27. 27. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  28. 28. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected.Please do not use without permission.)Bored: iStock_000013250669Doonesbury, by Gary Trudeau: http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1994/06/19Empty pews: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eye2eye/7334554/sizes/o/in/photostream/Pendulum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grandfather_clock_pendulum.pngKing: iStock_000007044942Samuel rebukes Saul: http://www.boomerinthepew.com/2010/04/bible-in-a-year-king-sauls-disobedience-costs-him-the-establishment-of-his-kingdom.htmlUzziah: http://www.biblical-art.com/extra/ownpub/children/098.jpgCain and Able: http://www.biblical-art.com/extra/ownpub/children/005.jpgNadab and Abihu: http://thebiblerevival.com/clipart39.htmMt. Gerizim: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nablus_and_Mount_Gerizim_%28before_1899%29.jpgYoung Man: iStock_000006345083Hand: iStock_000004907695TV while driving: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nnova/3945761944/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  29. 29. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected.Please do not use without permission.)Church Band: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fbchattiesburg/3391385425/sizes/l/in/photostream/John MacArthur: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_macarthur.jpgMan praying: iStock_000005455319
  30. 30. Compiled and Presented by:Fellowship with Man Dave StewartChurch 16 January, 2010 Las Cruces, NM#02 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Does Church Have to be Boring? Synopsis: God doesn’t accept any worship, many have substituted self made religion for true worship whether it is asceticism or play. We may be bored in our assemblies because we are too focused on ourselves and not on God. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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