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July 30, 2014, 10:58 AM

Newsletter August

Dear Church Family,

    When I was a child I used to watch “Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.”  It was always clean family shows like: “Davy Crocket,” “Old Yellow,” or something along that line.  Wholesome, right?  Well, as I got older I began to realize that those wholesome shows in the end could be devastating to a person’s walk with Jesus.  After all, “Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color” aired on Sunday Night at 6:00 p.m.  Lots of Christian families stayed home to watch “Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.”  Sunday Night church attendance declined and it is still declining today.  Now, I am not saying that “The Wonderful World of Disney” is the single reason for the decline in church attendance on Sunday night.  It was one of many contributing factors.  There are still Christians today who would rather stay home and watch a show on the Hallmark Channel or some other channel than to come to Sunday night worship services, learn about the Bible, and hear a word from God. 
    When I pastored my first church my chairman of deacons was very good about being at church during all the services and supporting the church as every deacon should do.  However, if someone was in the hospital he would visit them Sunday night during church time.  I remember on one occasion driving one Sunday afternoon to Sherman-Denison Medical center to visit a family.  It was sixty miles one way.  He showed up while I was there.  I excuse myself sometime later in order to make it back for church services.  I guess God must have used that to speak to him because he never made a hospital visit again during church services. 
    A lot of people wonder where the power of the church has gone.  The power of the Church is gone in the lives of God’s people.  What has replaced God in your life?  When 6:00 Sunday night rolls around, open your eyes look around, and you’ll see what has replaced God in your life.  When 6:30 Wednesday night rolls around, open your eyes look around, and you’ll see what has replaced God in your life!  Then you will know where the power of the Church has gone!  

                                    In the Love of Christ, 
                                    Bro. Dudley

 


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