Do you remember the envelope system? Of course you would place your tithe or offering in the envelope but you also had to check the boxes. Did you bring your Bible? Did you read your lesson? And so on. There were at least six questions you were asked to check every week. Maybe, that’s something we need to bring back. If so, here would be my suggestion.
Did you read your Bible regularly this week?
Did you tithe this week?
Did you pray regularly this week?
Did you have a gospel conversation with someone this week?
Did you perform a random act of kindness towards someone this week?
Did you attend Worship AND Sunday School this week?
What is a spiritually growing person supposed to be involved in every week? What habits or regular activities are they supposed to be engaged in? Asking these questions is not designed to judge people but simply to remind people what is involved in growing spiritually.
I suppose the reason the envelope is not still around is because someone “felt” judged by others and thought these questions were too intrusive. I don’t know. But this I do know, if we don’t start teaching, equipping and encouraging people to do these things, how are we supposed to expect them to grow?
I’m just saying!