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Curtis’ Corner

October 15, 2017

Do you remember as a child wondering what was okay or not okay to do “in church”? As a little boy, I remember hearing one of the men say in a prayer, “Jesus is right here with us.” Since I wanted to see Jesus, I opened my eyes and looked around. There was a man standing in the back with a suit and tie on. I wondered if that could be Jesus. There was so much I didn’t understand. When visitors come to worship, I wonder if they can understand what we are doing and saying. “Separate and apart from the Lord’s Supper…” “…might have a ready recollection of the things he’s studied.” What do these oft repeated phrases mean and how do they strike the ears of non‐Christian visitors? Think like a visitor for a moment. How do the things we do appear to those visiting our worship services for the first time? Can they tell we love God and have gathered to express that love? Do we leave them puzzled about what we are doing and wondering what we will do next? Can we make it clearer so they will feel less anxious? “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.” (Colossians 4:5). What we do as Christians is not complicated and it is not secretive. Everything we do here is based on God’s Word and our love for God. Let’s help our visitors to feel at ease.

Curtis Hartshorn

Curtis1960@gmail.com

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