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Are You A Pew Potato

Couch potatoes may be the kings and queens of the sofa, but some individuals reign as sovereigns of the pew. Couch potatoes may expend more energy with TV remote controls than pew potatoes do with Bibles or song books. The pew potato is a Christian who has become inactive or has retired because of what they perceive to be sufficient years of service. Sometimes pew potatoes are in the church building, albeit semi-comatose, every Sunday. On occasion, pew potatoes are semi-alert. Other pew potatoes are absent for weeks or even months before resuming their positions on the benches.

How does a person know for sure if he or she is a pew potato? Check the following definitions. Although some may be somewhat exaggerated, they contain enough truth to make many of us squirm.

    *You might be a pew potato if your congregation changes ministers and you don't notice for six months.
    *You might be a pew potato if you cannot remember what the sermon was about and the preacher is still preaching.
    *You might be a pew potato if you cannot find your Bible because

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward