Thursday, April 10, 2008

Church Worship

Church Worship

Below is a prayer that one might pray
From a heart that is misguided and sadly led astray

Lord thank you for the comforts that we have positively enjoyed
The comforts are so cozy it is hard staying spiritually employed

Thank you for the steeple’s cross atop the church so high
It proclaims in our stead to the surrounding community that there is a church close by

Thank you for the blessedly firm yet amply plushy padded pews
They support our bottom lines so wonderfully as we pay our partial dues

Thank you for the color schemes earth tones, bright bold red, or kingly purpled plum
It looks so good in our sanctuary; we hate to go out to evangelize those lost in the slum

Thank you for the broad beautiful doors that let the desired demographic in
Those doors are just as good for keeping out undesirable folks from joining us within

Thank you for the superbly embroidered carpet that adorns the sanctuary floor
It’s so sacred, if people don’t have on the right attire with shoes we escort them to the door

Thank you for the choir loft precisely placed for a pleasing panorama while they vocalize
It’s most imperative to us that the choir’s robes match the surroundings to truly harmonize

Thank you for the splendid chandeliers that garnish our expansive ceiling
We pray our good paying visitors will return because they are so appealing

Thank you for the family life center we built so we, ourselves, can have more fun
We shall most certainly fabricate our own little kingdom before all is said and done

Thank you for the pretty pulpit for the new preacher we need to fill the seats in this place
We pray you will send us a figurehead with happy homiletics, someone we can showcase

Thank you for the stained glass windows that transform the light from the sun
We do cherish those windows as they keep us from being transformed by too much light from the Son

Thank you for allowing us the choice to worship a brand new edifice
Now Lord, please send us some new members we can fleece to pay off that devilish lease

Prayer: Lord, please deliver us from idolatrous building worship. Help us to fully understand that the real building of God are the saved souls that You look upon as the true Heavenly Masterpiece. Focus our hearts, minds, and actions to adding more souls to Your Heavenly Kingdom. In Jesus Name, Amen

Matthew 24:1-2 (The Message) 1-2 Jesus then left the Temple. As He walked away, His disciples pointed out how very impressive the temple architecture was. Jesus said, "You're not impressed by all this sheer size, are you? The truth of the matter is that there's not a stone in that building that is not going to end up in a pile of rubble."

Eph 2:19-22 (Amp) Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God's own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God's [own] household. You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone. In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord]. In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit.

I Owe Jesus

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