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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About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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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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