Here is a good post to encourage you to participate in church by saying the amen.
Jesus begins a number of statements with “Amen dico vobis. . .“, which is “Truly I say to you. . .” in Latin. When we use the word amen, we are affirming the truth of a statement made by another.
When Jesus says “I am the way, the truth, and the life. . .”, He is, among other things, calling Himself The Amen. We should be careful how we handle one of our Lord’s names, but we should use it and mean it, all the same.
Just some thoughts on a post about speaking up in church. Let me know what you think about a noisy congregation. Pastors, does it distract, or encourage you?