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Twitter Poll: What 9 Common ‘Church Phrases’ Confused You Most as a Kid?

Twitter Poll: What 9 Common ‘Church Phrases’ Confused You Most as a Kid?

If you grew up in the evangelical church, it’s likely that you heard some pretty weird phrases as a kid. Things like Jesus “living in your heart,” or “pouring into” someone when witnessing. Some of these things probably left you wondering, “What does that even mean?” And truth be told, a lot of these are things we still aren’t even sure of as adults.

A few weeks ago, we reached out to our audience on Twitter to ask what “church phrases” were most confusing to them growing up. Some of the responses we got were downright hilarious, and most will probably have you saying, “Amen!”

1. “Have you found Jesus?”

Where did He go? Is He hiding?

2. “Set our hearts on fire for you, Jesus.”

Or, you know … don’t. Heartburn isn’t something that any of us are praying for.

3. “You are covered by the blood of the Lamb.”

I don’t want to be covered by the blood of anything at all.

4. “Ask Jesus into your heart.”

5. “Love on your neighbor.”

Yeeeeeah … This just sounds like a lot of physical touch. Not our love language!

6. “We ask for a hedge of protection around us.”

7. “Please pray for traveling mercies.”

What are you asking for?

8. “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me.” or “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”


We are adults now. We still don’t know what this means. But apparently, it has absolutely nothing to do with eggs.

9. And our favorite response of all:

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