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"Pandemic Is Over" So Why Aren’t Churches Full?

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Biden Says Pandemic Has Ended, So Why Aren’t Churches Full?

Joe Biden recently claimed that the pandemic is over. If that’s the case why haven’t the churches returned to full attendance? In this video/podcast episode Lucas explores this question, and discusses how Hebrews 10:24-25 should be viewed in this context. 

Joe Biden recently declared the pandemic is over in a “60 Minutes” interview. 

3% of Americans said the pandemic weakened their faith.

28% of Americans said the pandemic strengthened their faith 

68% of Americans said the pandemic did not change anything about their faith.  

Faith followers Physical engagement.

The ones who said the pandemic strengthened their faith were those with strong involvement in religious activity. 

Livestream doesn’t replace attendance.

Churches scrambled to reach home-bound congregations. There were advantages of this movement, but the pandemic proved that there is no replacement for in-person meetings. 

It’s time to get back in church.

Lifeway research from earlier this year showed that churches are running at about 74% of pre-pandemic numbers, if you haven’t been back to church, this is a great time. Alternatively if you’re reluctant because the church you were attending wasn’t helping you grow, maybe this is your time to explore other options. I’d suggest a Bible focused church that focuses on a faith-along salvation message. 

A Verse to help us think through these issues. 

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Heb 10:24-25

The verses show us that we should meet together for these two vital purposes:

  1. Encouraging each other to have love and good works
  2. Reminding each other that Christ will return soon

These are both things we need more of in our world. 



One comment on “"Pandemic Is Over" So Why Aren’t Churches Full?”

  1. Its interesting. The church I have attended for 6 months in our new home met during Covid. They even met outside and were twice visited by the local sheriffs department. The Pastor pushed to meet. They remained full. Whatever your view on COVID (I have quite a few opinions as I am retired from medicine after 47 years) its ironic that going against the grain seemed a positive. But be that as it may its sad to me that even one person would have their faith shaken by COVID. As a side note my pastor and I have agreed to meet regarding FG. He is very graceful I am finding out but there are issues. He does expository verse by verse teaching. So yea church attendance there is jam packed. medium sized church. I think when a pastor pushes on Hebrews 10:24-25 there may be a stronger will in the congregation. I am retired so I am so grateful to serve the Lord in this phase of my life. Jesus NEVER fails to satisfy the soul and bless ones life no matter the circumstances.

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