Bedside Baptist– noun One who has some sort of religious affiliation and misses the Sunday Morning formal gathering with those of like wise affiliations. While the term references Baptist, any person affiliated with any religion and find themselves in bed, still at a club or whatever reason they failed to show at the mass formal gathering.
So on what I hope is the first of many Sunday renderings here at the Experience I present BB4/21/13 Did Jesus Go To Church? Remember to click the audio below this post for 1. Song, 2. Sermon, 3. Song. Now…………………..
…….From my mattress at Bedside Baptist I got to wondering, did Jesus go to Church? I mean I don’t see why he would have needed to. But my research on the question turned up a startling answer.
According to the Bible, (that’s that black or red book that was on the hotel’s lamp table you were fornicating in last night). According to the book that your Grandmother held closer to her bosom than she did her husband, Jesus went to church as a regular practice. Luke 4:16 says, “He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom.” It was his custom—his regular practice—to go to church.
Don’t get too froggy with this now and start browbeating people who don’t go to Church. This is Jesus we’re talking about here. I mean he’s already in the gates. And his Daddy is God, so as the scripture alludes, he dropped in to set an example and to minister to those misguided souls that were under the impression going to Church was all they had to do to secure eternal life.
Those of you subscribing to Christianity and anything else linked to Church going need to know. Showing up at the pearly gates with a perfect attendance record to a building full of Amen punctuating, Building Fund and tithe paying religious fraternity and sorority members, will not guarantee you a key to unlock that door to the Heavens you speak and preach about.
Church is not just about Sunday morning. You need to get this. This confessing, this joining together, can’t all happen on Sunday morning. It can start there, but according to the manifest of those that subscribe to this context, you have to determine that you are going to give yourself to the body, not just on Sunday morning, your day to day life also..
So this would support the notion, just because you get all gussied up and go every Sunday doesn’t guarantee you whatever return you’re seeking.
I guess you have to walk the walk as well as talk the talk.
So, if this post leaves you a bit disillusioned with church, perhaps the problem is not “church in general,” but rather the type of churches you have experienced thus far. Maybe you need to seek out a Church that you feel comfortable with. Maybe you have never attended a healthy, balanced Synagogue, Mosque, or Church. They really do exist.
I would urge you not to give up, but continue to search for what makes you feel fulfilled, redeemed and affiliated. . But as you search, remember also, churches are imperfect. They are full of flawed people. However, we can’t let other people’s mistakes keep us from a genuine relationship with God and all the blessings he has planned for us as we relate within his body.
For those of you who are attending Beside Baptist this morning and need some reinforcement and a bit of “the word”, snuggle in and hit the jump link below for this Sunday Morning’s clip of wisdom and divine word. How about a broom analogy? Yes there is a religious lesson in a broom. Two songs and a mini sermon.
Click the right > below to Go to Church <—Go to Church here.