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Reasons I Quit Attending

Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” I would like for you to keep this verse in mind for just a few moments.

Sporting events are usually very enjoyable for people who attend. However, as of late I have had a change of heart and I want you to know why. So here are my reasons why I quit attending sports:

  1. The people I sat next to did not seem friendly.
  2. The seats were too hard, and the weather was bad.
  3. I went to many games but the coach never came to call on me.
  4. The referees made decisions that I could not agree with.
  5. The games often went into overtime, and I was late getting home.
  6. The band played numbers I had never heard before, and I did not like the style of music.
  7. It seems like the games were always scheduled when I wanted to do something else.
  8. There were hypocrites among a lot of people who attended.
  9. I was taken to too many games by my parents when I was growing up.

All similarities to excuses people give for not attending worship are purely intentional. Do any of them sound familiar? These excuses are really reflections of a weak and sinful condition of the heart (Matthew 15:19-20). If you have fallen away, you need to stop giving excuses and attend the worship of the Lord.

Kyle Campbell