Why Go to Church?
The following was sent by a St. Mark’s member and we thought it had a good message:
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I've gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the Letters to the Editor column. Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: “I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today. Here’s a few reminders that have helped me:
- When you are DOWN to nothing, God is UP to something!
- Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!
- Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment!
- B. I. B. L. E. It simply means: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!
- When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, “Jesus, could you get that for me, while I forward this message to your children?”