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Sep 01, 2017 by Will Maule

The Five WORST Excuses For Missing Church

We are all guilty of missing Church every now and then. Whether it is through sickness, a vacation or we simply cannot be bothered, skipping Church once in a while isn't the end of the world. That being said, we do make some terrible excuses for our lack of attendance on a Sunday morning. So, with that in mind, Lindsey VanSparrentak at Crosswalk highlights 5 awful ones. 

1. "I overslept"
"This is hands down the number one excuse for missing church on Sunday morning, and I’d be lying if I said that I have never fallen victim to oversleeping. I mean—it happens to the best of us! When it becomes a problem, though, is when this excuse is happening week after week after week."

2. "I connect with God better on the golf course, nature trails, at the beach, etc."
"I do wholeheartedly believe that God can connect with us anywhere, golf courses included! And like a parent, I don’t think God gets upset with you if miss a week of church to go connect to him elsewhere. He loves to see you enjoying his gifts for you. But it’s still important to show up at his house to spend time with him and the family!"

3. "My kid's traveling sports team only plays on Sundays." 
"Either don’t sign up for a program that only plays on Sundays or find at church that offers Saturday night services. But, if you choose the latter, you need to make a commitment to actually go on Saturday evenings."

4. "I'll just listen to a sermon via podcast."
"No matter how thankful I am to have world-renowned teaching at my fingertips, podcasts aren’t a replacement for church. There’s so much power in being in community, having that support system of believers, and always being surrounded by a group of people who love you and can hold you accountable."

5. "I'm doing fine. I don't need church." 
Spiritual health is very similar to physical health. Do you just neglect all physical health until you are so unhealthy that you end up in the emergency room? No! We make decisions every day for our health, such as the foods we eat and drink, and we get regular checkups. Our spiritual life is the same way! We pray and read our Bibles, and go to church for weekly “checkups.”

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