Playing in Church

Rhoda has several good friends at church. She enjoys going to class with them and spending time with them outside of the services.

However, one thing has been bothering her. When they are in the worship service they usually sit on their own pew. Often, her friends will point to other people in the church, whisper a joke, and giggle. They will whisper the joke down the line so that all know it. They may giggle at the song leader for leading the song too high or low, or something said in the prayer.

During the sermon, her friends will often write notes to one another, draw pictures, and whisper. She does not think it is proper behavior when they are supposed to be worshipping God. What should she do?

Author: Rhodes Davis

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