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Skipping church to spend time with the grandchildren

Skipping church to spend time with the grandchildren
Jeremy Walker
Jeremy Walker Jeremy is the pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley.
28 June, 2022 3 min read

We all value biblical advice from our elders, the first ones to whom we turn for counsel. Jeremy Walker outlines the kind of answer he might give to a question received at the chapel door.

My visiting family don’t want to come to church. Can I attend only one service so that I can spend time with my grandchildren?

I know how much you love your family, and appreciate that this is difficult. If you were a member of a church which only has one service, perhaps it would be easier… or you might then be asking whether or not you have to come to that service! We must make sure we do not shave off obedience by degrees, all the while persuading ourselves that we have a good reason for doing so.

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