CONSIDER Baptist Child and Family Services. It will help rebuild and restock unsupported Haitian orphanages, provide volunteers to help orphanage staffs, and send medical teams to care for injured and ill children. It will do these things through . . .
JEAN FERRARO, "United Methodist Attoyac Charge," Garrison in the News, December 17, 2009
When we worship for the right reasons, we do receive blessings. We do receive value from the experience. But the motivation in going to church should never be "for what we get out of it." Our motivation must be "for what we can put into it!"
I'm afraid people who go to church expecting to be entertained are a bit self-centered. Church is not about people-pleasing. It's about God-pleasing.
And while I'm on my soapbox, let me just add one other comment. . . . [There] are actually some Christians who don't go to church because they don't like the preacher. Can you believe it? As if pastors were in a popularity contest for attracting people to worship! Don't even get me started.