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In The Bible and Today
Some Definitions From The Dictionary A protocol of best practices rules governing socially acceptable behavior Guidelines for simple (normally ) un-spoken/unwritten manners
AGAIN LETS REVIEW WHAT ARE ETIQUETTES ETIQUETTES ARE NOT WRITTEN RULES, BUT RATHER STRONG GUIDELINES THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED
IN THE BIBLE: order in the church 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order. Romans 14:16 16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
In The Bible and Today ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION: CELL PHONES TALKING CONDUCT OUTSIDE A CHURCH BLURTING OUT COMMENTS GETTING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF A SERVICE ALTAR CALL NOT PAYING ATTENTION NEVER VOLUNTEERING SOMEONE ELSE FOR A JOB NOTES SENDING TEXT MESSAGES INTERNET / FACEBOOK
CELL PHONES IN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT ARE TO BE SILENCEDTHE SAME IN FUNERAL HOMES, MOVIE THEATRES, DOCTORS OFFICES, SCHOOLS ETC… SHOULDNT THE SAME ATTITUDE AND GENERAL CONCERN BE TAKEN TOWARD CHURCH?
CONDUCT OUTSIDE OF CHURCH YOU WOULD NEVER WANT IT SAID (IN A NEGATIVE MANNER) AND THEY GO TO CHURCH CONDUCT OUTSIDE OF CHURCH SHOULDALWAYS REFLECT A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THOSE THAT MAY SEE YOU WHAT ABOUT BEHAVIORS AT RESTAURANTS? YOU MAY BE THE ONLY LIGHT THE RESTAURANT WORKERS SEE
GETTING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF A SERVICE MAY BE NECESSARY, BUT ASK YOURSELF : IS IT? OR CAN IT WAIT? REMEMBER APPEARANCE; DOES IT APPEAR TO SHOW LACK OF RESPECT TOWARD THE HOUSE OF GOD? WHAT WILL OTHERS THINK?
BLURTING OUT, OR OUTBURSTS AGAIN HOW ARE YOUR ACTIONS VIEWED BY OTHERS?
In The Bible and Today In general speech should never imply anything inappropriate. Behaviors or gestures that reflect anything viewed inappropriate should not occur
TALKING WHILE SPEAKER IS BEHIND PULPIT WOULDNT YOU TREAT THIS WITH THE SAME RESPECT AS YOU WOULD A CLASSROOM AT SCHOOL?
WE NEED A VOLUNTEER IT IS VERY INAPPROPRIATE TO VOLUNTEER ANYONE ELSE TO DO A JOB PEOPLE DO NOT DO THEIR BEST WHEN SOMEONE ELSE VOLUNTEERS THEM NOT A NOMINATION!!!!
Not Paying Attention INTERNET / FACEBOOK DURING CHURCH???? PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS WATCHING OUR EVERY MOVE, YOU ARE ALREADY AWARE OF THIS, RIGHT? DID YOU KNOW PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF LOOKING AT THE TIME YOU PUT SOMETHING ON THE INTERNET AND THEN WONDERING I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE/WERE IN CHURCH WHEN THIS WAS PUT ON THE INTERNET?
Not Paying Attention Reading the Bible- is it ok during church? PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS WATCHING OUR EVERY MOVE, YOU ARE ALREADY AWARE OF THIS, RIGHT? I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE LOOKING HTROUGH THEIR BIBLE DURING THE WHOLE SERVICE
When People Are Praying At The Altar What is actions are appropriate during the part of a service when people are praying at the altar?
Bad Behaviors Your behaviors influence others, birds of a feather, flock together
SENDING TEXT MESSAGES Especially examine the nature of a text. Some points to consider: Is the text relevant to church? How discreetly can it be done?