Stop Playing Church and Start Being The Church

Playing Church

I’m done… with the plastic smiles

I’m done… with Christians who walk into church like they are walking into a Country Club

I’m done… with Christians pretending they are perfect

I’m done… with churches saying “that’s the way we’ve always done it”

I’m done… with Christians who say healing services in these modern days are fake

I’m done… with Christians who avoid fasting

I’m done… with people who sit in church waiting for the pastor to “bless” them

I’m done… with those who think pre-schoolers are too small to learn about Jesus

I’m done… with Christians who mock pastors that cast out demons in the name of Jesus

I’m done… with Christians who complain about their church but have never given a dime to God’s kingdom

I’m done… with people who stand and cheer at football games on Friday nights but walk into church like they are at a funeral

I’m done… with Christians who can sing Madonna’s latest hit but can’t recite the 10 commandments

I’m done… with Christian fathers who push their sons to play football, but have never taught them to read the bible

I’m done… with Christians who go into deep debt to “keep up with the Jones'” who sit next to them in Sunday School

I’m done… with fake “Christian-ese” on men’s lips

I’m done… with deacons who complain about an unsaved teenager wearing a ball cap into the sanctuary

I’m done… with Sunday morning being the most segregated hour of the week

I’m done… with Christians who think they are better because their skin is white

I’m done… with Christians who think organs are holy and drums are not

I’m done… with Christians who say “I’m fine” when really their marriage is in shambles

I’m done… with people who think their past should be a secret, lest they be judged by the church

I’m done… with churches who think worship is for Sunday morning

I’m done… with Christians who have swallowed the lie that we can and should control how many children God gives to us

I’m done… with Christians who don’t believe in supernatural healing

I’m done… with Christians who don’t believe in the unseen warfare all around us

I’m done… with Christians who believe miracles only happened in the bible

I’m done… with Christians who call on God like He’s a cosmic genie in a bottle

I’m done… with American Christians who think somehow they have attained all they have

I’m done… with this “little religion box” that some Christians have put Jesus into

I’m done… with the limits that most churches put on God’s power

I’m truly done… no more limits… no more boundaries… no more plastic people… no more playing church… I’m done. Jesus did not die so His people could play church and be comfortable. How long will we “play church” while there are lost souls to win, hungry orphans to feed, hurting widows to love, lonely hearts to mend, and broken lives to heal?

There is no limit to God’s power displayed through His people if we could just stop playing church and start being the church!

4 thoughts on “Stop Playing Church and Start Being The Church”

  1. Great post. I’m starting Faith in Action series this Sunday on “Being the Church.” I plan to share your post on my site if that’s ok and may use some of your thoughts in our worship. Very nice. This expresses the heart desire of many of us.

  2. Hi Rob,

    Yes, you are free to share any of my posts on your site. Please remember to put a link back to my site anywhere near the content. Thats all.

    Happy to know about your Faith in Action Series. God Bless You.

    Georgy N Joseph

  3. I can understand and relate to the many gripes you have listed, but when the dust of your ranting has settled, you will still be faced with the matter of which “imperfect” church you will choose to attend. They all have problems. They are all plagued with sick sheep. Fixate on all the deficiencies and you won’t last in any church. Be like Christ in bringing an excellency of spirit and example to whatever fold you decided to join. That, as I see it, is your greatest challenge.

    God now and be a blessing.

  4. So are you telling me that drums are holy and organs are not? I never claimed to be perfect, and I belong to one of those “fuddy duddy” mainline Protestant Churches. Sorry, I don’t get all excited over a rock band or rap music accompanied by a yelling Pastor telling me how evil I am. If that is what some of you are into, enjoy it. I am satisfied being “a high church liturgical Anglo-Catholic Christian, who adheres to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer in the tradition of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States.” In many ways; sacrament theology and liturgy dates back to the original church set up by Jesus through what it Apostolic Succession. While I am broad enough to view all of Christianity as valid; I do believe that Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, and even some areas of Lutheranism laid true claims to what dates back to the original church…

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