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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    ECREE. There had to be a few "kneel" periods in there somewhere, too.

    Sitting at all in church, except for the elderly/infirm, is a fairly modern conception. The sermon as focal point is a Reformation thing.
    yeah, there were some kneelings too. I think it might have been a catholic wedding, but it was a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    The pastor we listen to often is 45 minutes into a 60 minute sermon and says, "That was the introduction".

    We know by then that it's going to be a 2 or 3 parter.
    I think the story about Paul preaching late into the night, and the young man falling asleep and tumbling out of a second story window is a cautionary tale to pastors to keep their sermons short!

    (And also to not sit in open windows.)
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabibito View Post
    There does come a time where the company at a church starts to interfere with one's own walk: that's when the idea of wiping the dust from one's feet does become worthy of consideration.
    These days, I'm feeling a little more Zechariahish: "In one month I got rid of the three shepherds. The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them 9 and said, “I will not be your shepherd. Let the dying die, and the perishing perish. Let those who are left eat one another’s flesh.” - Zechariah 11:8-9
    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I think the story about Paul preaching late into the night, and the young man falling asleep and tumbling out of a second story window is a cautionary tale to pastors to keep their sermons short!

    (And also to not sit in open windows.)
    Honestly, our pastor's hour-long sermons are wonderful. Time goes TOO fast, and I always want more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I went to a catholic service one time and it seemed to be a constant series of stand/sit/stand/sit. I almost broke out laughing.
    Sounds like a Novus Ordo Mass - which is somewhat notorious for the amount of standing and sitting it involves. The 1962 Mass involves much less gymnastics. After the end of the homily/sermon in both, there is much less sitting and standing.
    Last edited by Rushing Jaws; 06-30-2019 at 03:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    I think the Easter sermon was the end for me. Instead of a solid, triumphant "Christ is risen!" I got a sermon I titled "Taking selfies at the empty tomb." That's when I really internalized, they're happy as they are and I would be viewed as divisive if I tried to change even a small part. [par. 2, emphasis added]
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