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TamLynn

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I think churches are very similar to school. All churches have a different teaching, whether or not they are completely Biblical or not, is up to each individual in a personal basis to determine.

I hopped many, many different churches, also went to a few Jewish Temple's as well. Really feel I have a much broader approach in faith, then say, someone who went to same church all their life. Must say, we can learn from them all, but we all need to be seeking the truth, and not comfort.

To be honest, I'm completely done with going to "church". It seems so religious. Maybe I will find others with an open mind, who just want to meet outside of church, and fellowship that way. Churches to me feel like a business, not a place of worship. That's just my opinion.
I think many people are feeling the same as you are kinda.

I live in a small town and attend a small fellowship with amazing people.

I hope you find likeminded people to fellowship with.

We were created for community, I pray you find a wonderful one. :)
 

kinda

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I think many people are feeling the same as you are kinda.

I live in a small town and attend a small fellowship with amazing people.

I hope you find likeminded people to fellowship with.

We were created for community, I pray you find a wonderful one. :)

Glad you found your place of fellowship, your very blessed.

Thanks for your prayers.

What's especially sad, I normally feel worse after church service, than when I arrived. How is this possible? You figure with all that fellowship, teaching, and praising you would have a better result.
 

TamLynn

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Glad you found your place of fellowship, your very blessed.

Thanks for your prayers.

What's especially sad, I normally feel worse after church service, than when I arrived. How is this possible? You figure with all that fellowship, teaching, and praising you would have a better result.
Honestly...(and I say this only because I've found this to be true for me) in the times I feel like I'm not getting much out of church, it's because of me and where my heart is...or where my eyes are fixed.

I get distracted sometimes and think it's all about me when really, it isn't.

When I go to church I find great joy in giving and not only recieving.

Once again, this has been my experience. I'm in no way saying that's why you feel the way you do. 🙏🏼
 

Lanolin

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I all set to go to church this week but by time sunday rolled around I was too tired to go anywhere :-(

Maybe its cos Im just constantly giving and around people that be the end of the week I feel I cant give anymore and be around even MORE people.
 

kinda

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Jun 26, 2013
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Honestly...(and I say this only because I've found this to be true for me) in the times I feel like I'm not getting much out of church, it's because of me and where my heart is...or where my eyes are fixed.

I get distracted sometimes and think it's all about me when really, it isn't.

When I go to church I find great joy in giving and not only recieving.

Once again, this has been my experience. I'm in no way saying that's why you feel the way you do. 🙏🏼

I wouldn't doubt you, everyone has their own experiences. It could be true.
 

Poinsetta

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I all set to go to church this week but by time sunday rolled around I was too tired to go anywhere :-(

Maybe its cos Im just constantly giving and around people that be the end of the week I feel I cant give anymore and be around even MORE people.
This is very true sometimes the ppl demand so much of you it is hard to give......
 

Prycejosh1987

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Is it unfaithful to church hop? I mean go to different churches each week.
What do you think?
In a very physical spiritual way, you are sleeping around. You need to stay faithful to one woman.
 

Lanolin

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mmm but in christianity arent all churches meant to be faithful to God and about Jesus its not like you are going to a mosque or worshipping buddha.

I dont think having faith is like you are sleeping with someone. some churches might ask you to be a member and get you to say an oath or vow or pledge to only attend that church but that doesnt seem biblical.

Another thing is, many people move around for whatever reason, should they keep going to the same church even its hours away in a different community.