5 Reasons You Know You Grew Up In An Old-Fashion Southern Baptist Church
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5 Reasons You Know You Grew Up In An Old-Fashion Southern Baptist Church

The five reasons how you know that you grew up in an old-fashion southern baptist church.

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5 Reasons You Know You Grew Up In An Old-Fashion Southern Baptist Church
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Lets be real, growing up as a southern baptist has been the biggest part of your life. From all the Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night, and revival services, you have lived your life inside your church doors.

Here are 5 reasons you know you grew up in a southern baptist church.


1. You don't know any of the words to contemporary songs.

The old fashion red-back hymn book is all you've ever sang out of. In Christ Alone, How Great Thou Art, I'll Fly Away, and What A Friend We Have In Jesus are your go-to church songs. You're use to the sweet melody of the piano and organ, not drums or electric guitars. When your Christian friends turn on the radio and starting singing the words to a Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, or Newsboyz song, you're completely lost. Don't worry, I'm with you on that.


2. The struggle of finding church-appropriate clothes.

Going to the mall and trying to find skirts and dresses that are appropriate to wear to church seems so hard. It seems as if all the cute dresses are way too short. You walk past stores like Forever 21 and Hollister in the mall because you know you won't find your outfit there. You realize that it is getting harder and harder to find modest, yet stylish clothes. Let's be real though, ROSS is everyones favorite dress store.


3. You know what it's like to physically feel the presence of God.

There's nothing like a church service where you can physically feel the presence of God. From all of the goosebumps, to the lifted hands, to the the amens being shouted across the congregation, this is the place that you love the most. After every service you leave church craving more of Jesus and looking forward to coming back the next week. Your favorite services are the ones where everyone is testifying and thanking God for everything He has done. Oh, what a feeling.


4. You're youth group taught you so much.

All the youth trips, youth rallies, summer camps, and gatherings taught you so much. You not only learned so much about God's word, but you learned how to deeply care for one another. You gained friendships that will last forever and people that you know you can always go to during hard times. Most of these people are now your best friends. Your youth leaders became people you know you can always trust, and they became someone that you look up to. Even after you graduated out of your youth group you still go to your leaders for advice. And, you'll never forget that summer week at camp where you accepted Christ into your life as your personal Lord and Savior.

5. You know nothing other than a KJV Bible.

Growing up in Awanas and other kids programs was always a race to memorize bible verses. All of the verses that you remember even up until this day are out of the KJV Bible. This is your normal. Reading any other version of the bible throws you off and you instantly know it's not yours. Oh, and lets not forget that one friend that always argues with you saying that the KJV is way to difficult to understand. Lets face it, this is what we consider the one and only truth.


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