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As I travel around the country & sing at all different types of churches in different areas, something has become more & more clear to me over the past few years, many churches have a problem! Not all churches, but many churches have a major problem today & the problem is not financial or a problem with their programs & activities, the problem is a lot of churches don't have Jesus there anymore. The people in them merely come because it's a routine of what they do on Sunday but they have totally lost sight of what God's love & the Gospel message is all about. I know there is no such thing as the "Perfect church" but you can also feel when you walk into a church & there is a coldness in the building & the hearts of the people sitting in the pews, & I see it all the time. When people go out of their way to make visitors feel unwelcome in God's house, that's a big problem to me! Recently I had a very bad & hurtful experience at a church which inspired me to write this song. God had put this song on my heart a few months back, but this particular incident was just the motivation I needed to be inspired to write this song. This song tells 2 different stories about 2 different people, that come from different walks of life, but when they finally find the strength to go to church they are met with the same type of rejection at the very place they came for help. These are stories that I have a personally seen played out many times. I hope this song challenges you as a believer to think about the way that we represent Christ not only in our church, but the way we present God to the world around us through our life everyday. This is a song I don't take credit for because God totally wrote this song, I didn't even have to think about it, God just dropped the words & ideas right into my heart. I even woke up in the middle of the night 2 nights in a row & wrote most of this song so I know it was all God! Hope it speaks to you!

 

JesuDoesn’t Go To Church Here Anymore
V:1/ A single mother down on her luck, Not sure what she’s going to do, Stares at the church door from her car, Not sure if she can walk through. But she is running out of answers, And she is running out of hope, So she finds the strength to go inside, And sits on the back row, She could feel the looks of judgment piercing through her soul, Though the pews were full that day, She’d never felt so all alone
Chorus:/ She heard them sing Amazing Grace, But there was no grace to be found, She saw people lifting up their hands, But no one reaching out, The only Jesus that she saw there, was a picture by the door, Cause Jesus doesn’t go to church here anymore
V:2/ For many years he tried, but couldn’t put the bottle down, But now he had lost everything & the good times had ran out, It took everything within him to drive to church that day, The other people wore their suits & ties, But he wore guilt & shame. He came there searching for acceptance, But found rejection instead, Their actions spoke so loud, When not a word to him was said
Chorus:/ He heard them sing Amazing Grace, But there was no grace to be found, He saw people lifting up their hands, But no one reaching out, The only Jesus that he saw there, was a picture by the door, Cause Jesus doesn’t go to church here anymore
Bridge:/ Are we lifting up the broken, Or do we kick them when they’re down? Is it too much to love our brother? Can compassion still be found? Are we really moving forward, Or are we just spinning around? And if Jesus walked into our church would we recognize Him now?
Chorus: Cause we sing Amazing Grace, but is there still grace to be found? We can lift our hands to heaven, But are we really reaching out? Can people still see Jesus, When they walk through the church door? Does Jesus come to church here anymore?
Tag:/ Do we come to church to worship God, Or do we sit there like we’re bored? Does Jesus come to church here anymore? Oh oh, Does Jesus come to church here anymore

"Jesus Doesn’t Go To Church Here Anymore"
(Written By Jimmy Dooley)

V:1/ A single mom down on her luck, Not sure what she’s going to do, Stares at the church door from her car, Not sure if she can walk through. But she is running out of answers, And she is running out of hope, So she finds the strength to go inside, And sits on the back row, She could feel the looks of judgment piercing through her soul, Though the pews were full that day, She’d never felt so all alone

Chorus:/ She heard them sing Amazing Grace, But there was no grace to be found, She saw people lifting up their hands, But no one reaching out, The only Jesus that she saw there, was a picture by the door, Cause Jesus doesn’t go to church here anymore

V:2/ For many years he tried, but couldn’t put the bottle down, But now he had lost everything & the good times had ran out, It took everything within him to drive to church that day, The other people wore their suits & ties, But he wore guilt & shame. He came there searching for acceptance, But found rejection instead, Their actions spoke so loud, When not a word to him was said

Chorus:/ He heard them sing Amazing Grace, But there was no grace to be found, He saw people lifting up their hands, But no one reaching out, The only Jesus that he saw there, was a picture by the door, Cause Jesus doesn’t go to church here anymore

Bridge:/ Are we lifting up the broken, Or do we kick them when they’re down? Is it too much to love our brother? Can compassion still be found? Are we really moving forward, Or are we just spinning around? And if Jesus walked into our church would we recognize Him now?

Chorus: Cause we sing Amazing Grace, but is there still grace to be found? We can lift our hands to heaven, But are we really reaching out? Can people still see Jesus, When they walk through the church door? Does Jesus come to church here anymore?

Tag:/ Do we come to church to worship God, Or do we sit there like we’re bored? Does Jesus come to church here anymore? Oh oh, Does Jesus come to church here anymore?

 

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September 26, 2013 @07:35 am Words written are very true! Unfortunately there r churches who don't care.289 Melissa Hinton
September 25, 2013 @04:25 pm Great song. Unfortunately, a lot of people are down and out , hoping for love and acceptance at a church, just to be "looked at" or even ignored. We should be the arms of Jesus embracing them, especially at church. Pam Begley
September 25, 2013 @02:33 pm Thanks, Jimmy. This song is perfect for a lot of churches today. Keep doing what God not man called you to do. God's blessings. Barb Purtee
September 25, 2013 @01:49 pm Jimmy! Those words are amazing. I love it. I was in a Church not so long along, visiting by invite from a long time friend. We went several weeks, never saw "my" friend. Just never really could feel the "welcome" or much toe stepping there, so we stopped going. Not yet, after a couple of months has the pastor or anyone asked us why???? Yes, we did fill out one of those visitor cards. LOL....Waste of time. Yep, it hurt, emailed my friend & told him how I felt, never a word sent back to me. I think maybe they locked God out of that Church too. I want to hear this song when you record it. YOU know I'm a fan of your singing & your music. Love you my friend. Hey to April from me. Judy Judy Brannin
September 25, 2013 @01:05 pm Bro. Jimmy you are hitting the nail on the head. Jesus is coming soon and people need to be shook up. I'm Holy Ghost filled and want to be amongst church services that the Holy Ghost is welcomed to move. Keep on for Jesus and may God bless you and your family. To God be the glory, honor and praise. Nita
September 25, 2013 @12:22 pm Very true, I like the lyrics a lot, I've seen this happen and have had a few upsetting experiences in my church happen to me from people that you would think would try to lift you up instead of tearing you down. Brenda adams
September 25, 2013 @11:33 am Very convicting Jimmy! Great song! Winter Dryden
September 25, 2013 @11:06 am Amen! Beautiful and truthful. I go to Home Ave First Church of God in Trenton, Ohio and I am so glad I go to church every week and know that God is there and I can feel His presence there! Keep doing what you are doing Jimmy because it is awesome and I know He has big plans for you!! God Bless Sandy
September 25, 2013 @11:06 am Jimmy its most amazing the gift God has giving to you. How you let God work through you to reach others... You are blessed....Can't wait to hear the words in a song.. God is great !!# Jenny Summers
September 25, 2013 @10:02 am Love it Jimmy! Truth! Sarah Mccloskey
September 25, 2013 @08:53 am I think this is one of your best yet, Jimmy. It's sad but so true. People forget what church really is and what Jesus' true intentions were when he gave us the most important commandement to love your brother. God bless! Stephanie McKee
September 25, 2013 @08:52 am Very true words in your song. Perhaps your unfortunate experience , was God leading you to finish this song. Saw you at Heart to Heart dinner in Newark . Loved your music!God Bless Party Albert
September 25, 2013 @08:50 am Jimmy!!! WOW!!! That's amazing!!! So beautifully spoken!! I see these girls everyday....we see these men/women everyday!! I have a 31 y/o Neice in Darlene Bishops home for life right now battling her alcohol addiction!!! I get to see her Sunday and cannot wait to share this song with her!! Bless you my friend!! Kelsie God is truly speaking in and through you!!! If the experience you went through recently was to be in order for this song to be heard/written my friend it was worth it all!!! Still sorry you were hurt by that but God is sure healing!!! Have a great Day!!! Kelsie Brown

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