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After having spent the week working, what should I give greater priority on the weekend ( Saturday and Sunday)? getting involved in some extra activity in the church, in addition Sunday services, or spending time with family? Does Scripture give any guidance in this area?

The extra activities organized by the church include: meetings, marriages, evangelizing door to door or in public places, eating together, etc.

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Evangelizing as a church activity

Act 17:2

And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures

Act 18:4

And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Paul spreads the Gospel to the Jews first and then to the Gentiles.

Visiting the sick and praying for them

Matthew 12:12

...Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

Jesus in this verse gives us a very good example of how you should spend your time at church. It is not by boring yourself to death but by doing something good on that day. Jesus endorses the idea of evangelizing, going to see and pray for sick people (Pharisees did not allow such activities as seen in Matthew 12:10) and all other activities beneficial to mankind.

Church activities must be to the glory of God

Isaiah 58:13

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

These activities we do must not be self centered. We must think of God and how these activities will affect the Gospel work.

Note: All verses indicated come from the King James Version

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Sure the bible says Deuteronomy 11:19

Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

But, it is up to you what you mean about extra activities.

Jesus had Josue but did not teach Him how to grow in the church. So Jesus got another father, God, that did showed Him how to grow within the church.

My point is more clear in the movie Cristiada (2012).

José Luis Sanchez had a father that showed him how to eat and survive but did not want to teach him about the CHURCH. But Jose wanted to know about God so he went to church where he got a new Father, Andy Garcia that took him under his wings.

I guess it just depends what kind of Father you want to be.

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I have not had an opportunity to see the movie. Do you think you can explain your point of view? – Paul Vargas Mar 14 '14 at 1:19
i added it in the answer – WelcomeNewUsers Mar 14 '14 at 1:28
what makes you think Joseph did not teach Jesus about proper living as an Israelite? – warren Mar 14 '14 at 14:23
Jesus did not get "another father, God" - Jesus was always the Father's Son. – warren Mar 14 '14 at 14:23
just making a point not a fact. An Israelite yes as in - just do what u have to do and lay low, survive – WelcomeNewUsers Mar 14 '14 at 15:17

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