Worship: Why Your Church Is Failing And What You Can Do About It

I’ve never reblogged before. I hope this is just normal and okay because I used a WordPress reblog button at the bottom of his page to do it.

Simply extraordinary, straightforward, important truth. Don’t read it if you’re allergic to uncomfortable truth.

Not For Itching Ears

worship the creator From my view in the cheap seats, it seems that what it means to worship God has become open to interpretation.

Can I worship God any way I want to?

Does church leadership have biblical authority to design a worship service anyway they think is best?

Judging by the state of worship in the American Evangelical church, the answer is Yes to both questions. And boy do we ever take this permission seriously!

It would appear  that

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2 Responses to Worship: Why Your Church Is Failing And What You Can Do About It

  1. Many times truth IS uncomfortable, simply because it is easier or more convenient for us to believe a self-deception than it is to do the work that truth requires. “Going with the flow” requires less effort than standing against the tide, but as Christians we are called, and required, to do just that; we are to “stand in the gap” and intercede for others, with our prayers, with our actions, and at times with our physical bodies.
    Truth in worship requires self-denial and going where we have not gone before. We do this in the company of the One to whom we have given our heart, and we do this because we have given Him our heart. Giving one’s heart to Jesus is more than singing songs, it is how one lives one’s life, following His precepts and the example He set for us, every day of the week, not just on Sunday.
    Christ’s Church, populated by His followers, will flourish, it is the church of the people that is failing.

    • Jim says:

      “Christ’s Church, populated by His followers, will flourish, it is the church of the people that is failing.”

      Good point! It seems to me that what you call “the church of the people” and another commenter calls “The Disco Church” and the church I was describing seem to be multiplying like the dandelions in my front yard!

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