Saturday, March 6, 2010

Old Time Country Churches

Plain, basic and to the point. That's what I like and find encouraging when I read Christian Farm and RanchMan.

:::There's room out here in the country for churches that just get back to the good old Gospel basics like the verses written above!
Churches that don't care about outward fake appearances.
Churches that care only about Jesus! This goes along with country evangelism too. Bible studies, farm and ranch visits, what have you, just be normal! Just dress normal. Just talk normal! Just deliver that Gospel with the love of Jesus backing up every word!:::

Sure could use a lot more of that, couldn't we? Too many churches are overly concerned about looks -- the minister, the congregation, the building inside and out.

If only they'd put a portion of that concern into preaching the hard Word of God and not candy-coated fluff to make you feel nothing when you leave.

If you're sitting in church tomorrow and your mind is wandering, you're looking around, you are thinking ahead to after service...)Ou might want to go visit with God privately for a while and get back on track.

And I'm sure a comfortable pair of work clothes wouldn't hurt either.


Beautifully Veiled said...

Yes, I think we forgot the simplicity of the Gospel, the humility in which God calls us all to live, the whole "sober-minded" part of christian living. I can laugh and have fun, but reality is that all this is flesh and feeding flesh is NOT going to do anything for the kingdom. Jesus never started country club churches, just a few simple men around him, with a simple message....Great post!

LizBeth said...

That was refreshing. I'd really love an old-fashioned country church because they would be friends there. They'd look after each other. It wouldn't be about Sunday morning formalities. Rather than holding a weekly funeral service they'd be a family meeting for weekly worship. They'd pray together, too -- not these little choreographed ditties inserted from time to time in the order of worship.

I have a problem with these churches that define their methods and styles before their relationship with the Lord and each other -- when their dress-code and the music-style and the buildings become the definition of who they are. Church is organized for their convenience and minimal standards. While there certainly are some preachers who design such, it has been my experience that the weak-sister members instigate most of it. The good preachers wind up leaving because they WON'T give the members what they want.

If we take the Lord and his Word as our guide, we really won't have to "get back" to anything. We'll just follow Him. Can't go wrong that way. I'd like to see a church try it.

Anonymous said...

We belong to the Assembly of God church, and we currently meet in the RSL hall or the racecourse, as we are without a church, but the message is great!

This week's is here:

I thought that it was great.

Have a wonderful week,
Jillian ♥

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Smith;

I couldn't agree with you more! I use to attend a "country-club church" but I knew that I was not growing and the Gospel was just not there.

But now, what joy it was to find a good solid coutry church that just preaches the Word of God...the Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ...and nothing else!

Have a blessed weekend!



Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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