When You Get Too Comfortable in Your Church Groups

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I am doing a History of the Bible course at my church. I quite like it as my Bible knowledge is a little scant. It goes at a fairly breakneck speed!

I do ask questions but I also keep quiet about some things I don’t agree with or believe just cos I don’t want to dominate or be obnoxious! I already talk too much as it is!  I’ve been to two session only and I’ll see how I get on in future sessions.

I was surprised to feel slightly challenged by being with ‘new’ people from church, that is those I don’t know. And that’s a lesson – I had become comfortable with being with my ‘regular’ people.

The Quiet Evangelist

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name lost in internet. Seems to be Mystic Marr...

name lost in internet. Seems to be Mystic Marriage of Christ and the Church (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I used to think evangelism was very dicey but I do have some idea of what they mean when they say it is: “reaching out to the lost for Christ.”

It sounds high falutin’ but it isn’t. I know a couple of people who really would benefit from being in a church family as they have no family of their own. I also know that people can become stuck with the issues in their lives that have held them back and following a spiritual path, okay, becoming a Christian, could really help them grow.

Have had a few opportunities lately to demonstrate how God is working in my life – not by banging on about it but by showing different behaviour in certain situations. Then people remark on it and I say, quietly, “Yes, well, I’ve done a  ot of work on myself but going to church and becoming a Christian has been a major factor.” Then I shut up.

Of course, I still make mistakes – every day every hour, probably but there is progress, on the whole, I think. I hope!