Hindered Church Services

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Hindered Church Services

David McPherson

Congregational worship "in spirit and truth" (Jn. 4:24) is a wonderful privilege. Sadly, some people hinder the services by improper behavior.

1) Failing to get quiet. Some continue talking after services begin. We all need to get quiet prior to starting time and focus our minds on what we're doing. Take a moment to prepare for the services and show respect for the one who opens them.

2) Tardy arrivals. Our services to God are often disrupted by late-comers. We should be ashamed to interrupt the announcements or the singing simply because we didn't put forth the effort to be on time. Don't distract your brethren, come early and encourage them.

3) Walking and gawking. Some refuse to stay in their pew while others constantly look around. Consequently there are too many feet strolling and heads turning. Both show a lack of respect for God who's to be served "with reverence and godly fear" (Heb. 12:28).

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