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Church Absentee App

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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One of the most recent apps for a cell phone is one that a parent can download on their mobile device to track the school attendance of their college-age child. It alerts parents when a student skips class.

There are so many apps for the various brands of phones that it would be difficult to count them all. When I started doing research on the different ones available here are a few I came up with.

cell phone appsThe Sim Stapler allows us to satisfy the urge to press a stapler without wasting staples. This stapler simulation is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When the urge to staple strikes, a solution is at hand.

Rotary Dialer enables you to experience the days when calling phone numbers included a clicking sound as well as a long wait for the numbers eight, nine and zeros.

Did you know there is also an app for blowing out the candles on your birthday cake? Using the speaker opening at the bottom of certain phones as a makeshift fan, it allows you the ability to have assistance in this important part of a birthday celebration.

The above mentioned applications are unique but it made me wonder what would happen if your clergy or designated church representative had a “Church Attendance App” to track your attendance at your designated place of worship. How well would you do?

In like manner, we know that God does not have such an app but he is mindful of our commitment in attending our house of worship. Attendance is important because we are able to worship with other believers and be taught the Word for our spiritual growth. Some will argue that church attendance is not a requirement. That is true but a true Christian should have a desire to worship with a body of believers.

I don’t want to be on God’s checklist of absentees. Do you?

Hebrews 10:25Hebrews 10:25
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting [one another]; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh.

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admonishes “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

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Royal Telephone

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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Recently I had a cell phone call from someone in our congregation. I was unable to answer the phone at the time because I was on a long distance call. As soon as our conversation ended, I called the lady back hoping all was well.

All I could hear on the other end of the line was laughter. I wondered what in the world was so funny. She told me that her little granddaughter, not quite a year old who she was babysitting at the time, out of curiosity had picked up her cell phone (of course, grandma had no idea) and was hitting the buttons and was successful in dialing several people on her contact list.

After my bout of laughing, I told my friend that this episode had really made my day and that is sounds like her little granddaughter now has a little telemarketing experience.

It made me wonder if that is how our communication with God is. Quick little rings to heaven (prayers) to ask for different things with immediate hang ups because we really don’t believe the answer will come or we do not have the patience to wait for a reply.

I am reminded of the old song, Royal Telephone, words and music by F.M. Lehman: “Central is never busy, it’s always on the line. You can hear from Heaven just about any time. ‘Tis a royal service, free for one and all. When you get in trouble, give this royal line a call.”

Yes, direct communication to God is a free service for everyone. Are you just making quick little prayers whenever you need something? Do you really believe the answer will come? Do you take the time to thank God for answered prayers? Mark 11:24Mark 11:24
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

24 Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

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“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have
received them, and they will be granted you.”

 Are you utilizing the royal telephone daily?

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