Monday, February 11, 2013

Giving Up On Church, by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing  Holy Spirit 'n' Church   
Song location

  Song Story:  THE  MUSIC:   
        So many persons have been hurt by churches and miscommunications (AKA gossip) that even Paul warned against in his “T” books [Timothy Thessalonians, Titus],   that no “story” is needed for the lyrics. 
        As to the music:  The melody just “came in my head” and as soon as I opened by journal to check for lyrics sets that had no music set yet, I found this set.  At first I thought the melody was too simple for such a great song from God… but quickly learned how beautifully God’s music “in my head” fit the sad theme.  
Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:   more AT THE END of this blog.
Dedicated to Jesus,  Who was "hurt by church"  MORE  than ANY of us ever will be.   Yet He kept going, and tells us through His word to"GO."                     29 August 2011
“…. NOT FORSAKING the assembling of ourselves together….” -- Hebrews 10:25
    Jesus in synagogues:     Luke 4:16, 31, 33, 44; Luke 6:4                NKJV.
    Jesus worshiping alone:     Luke 4:42, 5:16; 6:12

HEBREWS 13:  3.  “FOR CONSIDER HIM WHO ENDURED such hostility 

from sinners against Himself, 
lest YOU become weary and discouraged in your souls.  
You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin......”

I perhaps have more reason to give up on church.
You perhaps have more reason than me.
We together may have good cause to say  "I quit the Church

I'll just  worship God my way ---  maybe under trees.   
I've been too  hurt by Church.  I just give up on Church,
though I worship God....."

  NOTE:       Worship Location is not “all or nothing” ---
               NOT  ONLY  in church, or ONLY  in “Nature.”  By Christ’s  example. 

We together may have great reasons to give up on church.
But on this we must see reason from God:
Jesus had more reason to give up, quit church.  

Yet He still went there to worship Father God.
Jesus was hurt by Church, but kept going to church
to worship God.
Whatever our good reasons (and YES, Church can give scars),
Jesus suffered far more from Church than us.
Jesus had more reason to give up, quit church.  Yet He
still went there to worship Father God.
When we've been hurt by Church,                               

God is much served by our prayers   for that church. 
God gave Hebrews 10: 25.  God leaves us no excuse:
Go to church   
(though you CAN change churches).  
Pray for Guidance, 
James 1: 5.
Jesus had more reason to give up, quit church.  Yet He
still went there to worship Father God.
When you've been hurt by church, first stay to 

help others who may also hurt.   
Song Story: LYRICS.   We hurt God SO much... even in His own church.   
EPHESIANS  was not written just for individuals
it was God’s Word to the CHURCH. Body of Christ >>>>>

EPHESIANS 6: 10-END  must  be The Church’s  frequent,
 together-as Christ’s-Body PRAYER for protection

     from Satan’s attempts to divide our church…..
    if we truly…. if we truly… want people to stop singing &  saying words like these.

Here’s something we Christians forget often:

NOT ALL  of the church leaders (Pharisees etc.)   rejected Jesus.

Like Peter and this disciples, they abandoned Jesus at Golgotha…. but it is easy to assume it is true that among 500 people saved within a few weeks after Jesus’s resurrection (read First Corinthians 15),  some would have been church leaders.

NOT ALL of the church leaders rejected Jesus’s teachings although -- like we often are, if we’re honest -- they were sometimes confused by Jesus’s words.  Like in Luke 7:  36.

We often hear about the woman “who was a sinner” who brought an alabaster flask of oil and broke it at Jesus’s feet to worship him.   How often do we remember that this was at the home of a PHARISEE who had kindly invited Jesus, who extended hospitality to Jesus and others, even though his hospitality was not perfect, per Jesus’s description in verse 46.
    Within any church  are people who will hurt others.  Including you at times. And me.

    Within any church  is the power to avoid hurting others… but that power is God’s Holy Spirit -- not ours.

    Within any church  is the ability to ASK God for His Spirit’s wisdom and protection….     Ephesians 6: ten-to-end.

    Within any church  is the choice:  
to God to help us to not hurt people…. and to not hurt  HIM  ???
©2011 DianaDee Osborne (all material), all rights reserved.  FREE personal usage; see website

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