The father had never missed church or Sunday school in 23 years.
The mother had a perfect record for 11 years.
A son has not missed for 12 years.
A daughter has been at the evening service every Sunday for 8 years.
What's the matter with the family, anyway?
~Don't they ever have company on Sunday to keep them away from church?
~Don't they ever get tired on Sunday morning?
~Don't they ever have headaches, or colds, or nervous spells, or tired feelings, or sudden calls out of the city, or weekend parties, or business trips, or picnics, or any other trouble?
~Don't they ever have a TV, so that they can get some good sermons from out-of-town preachers?
~Don't they ever get a lot better out of reading a sermon out of a book?
~Don't they ever get disgusted with whatever it is that their minister preaches?
What's the matter with this family anyway, and why are they so happy and cheerful?
We leave it to you to answer.
- Southern Churchman. (moreillustrations.com)
"Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man." - D.L. Moody.
Heb 10:25 (GNB): "Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer."
"If Satan can't make you bad, he'll make you busy." - Adrian Rogers.