The Perfect Church Service

“The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” ~C.S. Lewis

“I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD. They will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with all their heart.”

~Jeremiah 24:7


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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32 Responses to The Perfect Church Service

  1. pastorpete51 says:

    Looks interesting but I am not seeing the link which tells the rest of the story. I do love the quote by Lewis. Have a blessed Sunday Mitch.

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    I have an idea for a Christmas film for you. Look at all the Christmas movies (except Die Hard) and what is the plot? How to SAVE Christmas! Over and over again, the Grinch steals Christmas (but he doesn’t), the Kranks, the Santa Clause franchise, Christmas Story… even some of the monstrosities where Santa becomes a gun-wielding protector of innocents from drug bosses.
    Could you write one where Christmas SAVES US? We, as humans, tend to make the holidays (Holy Days you idiots!) all about us saving the day. And the point of Christmas is that GOD saves the day. Get your little motor running and maybe, in a couple of years we could have an ACTUAL Christmas Movie.

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  3. C.A. Post says:

    Hmm, so much for theatrical “worship teams?” πŸ˜‰
    ❀️&πŸ™, c.a.

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  4. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote says:

    Yes! Amen!!

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  5. An Audience of One says:

    This is beautiful! Also, you captured one of my favorite verses. πŸ˜ƒ Some say the turning point from the OT to the NT came just a few chapters later (31:31-34)… Where He speaks of a new covenant, whereby the law will be placed in their hearts instead of on tables of stone. I LOVE how just before that, He set the stage in the verse you mentioned- by giving them a heart to know Him. So amazing. 😊

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  6. shankjoejoe says:

    In these times, we definitely need more men to be the man of the house.

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  7. #hood says:

    mitch knows jeremiah 49:32-34

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  8. revruss1220 says:

    I love the C.S. Lewis quote. That IS the whole point after all, isn’t it?

    Thanks for this great reminder, Mitch.

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  9. Focusing on God and not the problem always works for me. Have a great week Mitch!

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  10. Pure Glory says:

    With our focus on God, in great intimacy and worship as our all, everything else fades!

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  11. Hetty Eliot says:

    That is why I love the traditional Latin Mass. You lose yourself in worship.

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  12. Lesley says:

    I love the point you make here, Mitch, and the quote and bible verse emphasizes it perfectly.

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  13. Thotaramani says:

    Yeah! God hears prayers when we pray with deeply.✍️

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  14. Maren says:

    Thank you for the perfect reminder for Advent and Christmas worship occasions.

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  15. LaDonna Remy says:

    Beautiful and true. ❀

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  16. Love that idea about Christmas saving us.

    And may men be men.

    God bless!

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