Sunday, February 19, 2006

How should we dress when we “go to church”?

There are some who believe that Christians should “dress up” when they gather for worship. This, they say, demonstrates their respect for God and shows that worship is important.

While there may be some value in this, there is also some danger.

First, this reinforces the idea that we are “going to church” to worship.

Second, it also reinforces the false division of life into sacred and secular parts.

Third, it creates the impression that we are “going to church” in order to meet God, that he is not present in our everyday lives.

Fourth, in some congregations it turns corporate worship into a fashion show.

I’m not saying that we should all wear sweatshirts and jeans when we gather as the body of Christ. This may carry its own baggage.

If you like to “dress up” when you attend corporate worship services, please continue. But remember that God is more concerned with what’s inside than with what we look like on the outside.

Pastor Rod

“Helping you become the person God created you to be”

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