Children in 'Big Church'

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RedsPastor
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Children in 'Big Church'

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SLS wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:48 am

So IMO the worship center is where anything (even good God approved things) that distracts from the goal of focusing our minds on worship and seeking Him needs to be temporarily put aside.
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Based on the definition above, my children\kids (which are God given "things") would need to not participate in "big church" , because there are times when they distract, for varying reasons (aka: they are kids). They should or shouldn't be in big church?

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Re: Children in 'Big Church'

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RedsPastor wrote: Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:26 am Based on the definition above, my children\kids (which are God given "things") would need to not participate in "big church" , because there are times when they distract, for varying reasons (aka: they are kids). They should or shouldn't be in big church?
I am fully in favor of children participating in "big church". Jesus said "let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them." They are supposed to be learning about God even if they don't quite have the self-control adults do. Funny enough just the other day we had a little one scream in the middle of the pastor's sermon. He just said something like, "Amen brother" and went on without issue.

Note that I said "distracts from the goal of focusing our minds on worship and seeking Him". There will always be unavoidable distractions that occur (stomach aches, headaches, restless children, etc.). What I was referring to were avoidable distractions. Things akin to checking the score of your NFL team during the sermon. God has nothing against sports and our enjoyment of them but the service is not the appropriate time for that.
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Re: Children in 'Big Church'

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Thank you for the clarification. I appreciate that!
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