#thirstythursday / REAL TALK – things Christians shouldn’t say at Christmas – please STOP, y’all

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Every few years Christmas falls on a Sunday.

This year is one of them.


PLEASE stop going around saying this, Christian friends:

“I’m not going to church on Christmas Sunday, I’m gonna spend time with my family!”


Can someone please explain to me why we Evangelical Christians seem to have this so backwards??

I have to give credit to the Catholic and other traditional denominations – they’ve always held services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – no matter what day of the week it falls on. Families actually gather together to attend these services as part of their traditions. Why don’t we???

Why do we feel the need to be so self righteous in our “needs” on the day that celebrates the very day Jesus was born?

I mean, someone correct me if I’m wrong – but isn’t our entire faith based on the one we’re celebrating??

Get this fact:

1 in 10 churches will cancel worship services this December 25.

(from christianitytoday.com)


As in – n o t    e v e n    h a v e    c h u r c h.

Lord, help us.

If we are indeed so caught up in Santa and presents and our blessed “family time” then please do this one thing – don’t go around actually saying it.


You’re giving the rest of us a bad reputation.

I promise that 2 hours out of your day isn’t going to destroy your schedule.

In fact, taking a stand to be in worship during the most beautiful celebration of our Savior says that we truly believe in the One that came to change our world.


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It’s simple, go to worship on Christmas Day.

If you want to find excuses, there will be plenty – family visiting, being out of town, gatherings planned, meals to cook.

No matter what your excuse, there’s still time for worship.

You might even find that this sacrifice of worship is exactly what He’s calling you to this Christmas season.

We all have a choice: worship the world or worship our Savior.

I have come as a light to shine in this dark world. John 12:46

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5 replies to “#thirstythursday / REAL TALK – things Christians shouldn’t say at Christmas – please STOP, y’all

  1. I’ll be at church Saturday (two services) and Sunday. Working all three services. But I’ll be there. 😉

    You are right though – I’ve seen several churches here say they would not have service. And a couple that say they will have online only services. (Which is kinda nice, but if the doors are open at your home church or a even the church of a friend or family member – people should definitely go there.)

  2. Oh my word! I’m with you 100%. It saddens me to hear people say they aren’t going. We are excited to get to go to church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! How awesome to serve our savior in his house both days this year. To add to our excitement, my nephew is getting baptized on Christmas Day!
    Merry Christmas!!

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