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Can going to a Christian concert be sinful?

You'll have to read down a bit to see what my subject line is about. I'm going to attempt to post in order although I doubt very seriously that's gonna happen.
I ended up having Mom drive me to Brewberries to try to drag the pain level down, or at least minimize the damage. She got to meet some of the friends I've made which was a plus.
We went to CTG and I saw a few friends which was nice.
We either went to Panera after that or we went to Micro Center. Then we did whatever we didn't do before that (make sense?).
Then we came back here and I messed around and did stuff online. I slept a bit, then we left for the concert.
The concert was excellent. I tried not to push myself too hard and in fact sat down during most of the concert. My question is this: Which thing is right: Sit and keep pain level down or stand and realize that Jesus went through a lot of pain on the cross. I remember at tyl one year one of the worship leaders had us stand in a position somewhat similar to that of Jesus on the cross. He said that if the pain became too great, we should pray and view it as an act of worship. I don't remember who said it or how it was said. I also think that this situation is different. We're to take care of our bodies. But am I off track?
Either way, the concert gave me a chance to worship and I'm really grateful for that.
Now, I've got a few emails to compose.


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Oct. 23rd, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
your concert experience
Personally, I don't think that Jesus would mean for us to go around intentionally putting ourselves in positions that create physical pain just so that we can "appreciate" what he felt... He will do all kinds of communicating and communing with a heart that is open to God, and there are many sufferings we face naturally in our daily lives that can be redemptive in nature. I don't think it was wrong for you to sit down--unless God Himself was urging you through the Holy Spirit to stand. That may happen at times, but in that case I think you would also find Him ministering to your pain and it likely would be a very private experience.

Just my thoughts. [hugs]
Oct. 23rd, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
Re: your concert experience
You raise some very good points. Thank you for giving me some thoughts to ponder!
Hugs back.
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