Presentation on theme: "Boring Service Last weeks survey from Already Gone gave the Top 5 reasons why our twenty- somethings have left their respective churches. The number one."— Presentation transcript:
Boring Service Last weeks survey from Already Gone gave the Top 5 reasons why our twenty- somethings have left their respective churches. The number one reason: Boring Service.
Status Quo Response? In defending/justifying our worship service: –We say it needs to be scriptural: It should. –Does scriptural necessarily equal boring? –Some brethren wont seriously take the claim many who left have made, nor a sound yet fulfilling solution that will stem the exodus!
The W I D E Spectrum of Believers When We Come To Worship our God
The Makeup of the Lords Church The Super Christian who is spiritually mature about seemingly everything. Then there is the Christian who seems to lack a spiritual bone in their body. Then there is everyone else in between.
Ideal vs. Reality The ideal setting has all saints spiritually minded and fully set on worshipping God. Jn. 4:23-24 The reality is that the Lords church has a spectrum of believers. cp. 1 Cor. 11:17-18 For this reason teaching the ideal (scriptural) setting is essential. 1 Cor. 11:19
Being Christ-like is The Ideal The goal of being in Christ is to be like Christ. Rom. 8:29 Those who are mature (like Christ) should bear with the weaknesses of those who arent (without strength). Rom. 15:1; Gal. 6:2; This will include what can be done to provide a genuinely uplifting worship service.
Consider How to Stir One Another Our song-leaders can select and lead songs in a manner that stirs our hearts. Heb. 10:24 We can Praise Jehovah! like we mean it. –Like the Psalmists did. Psa. 148 –As depicted in the heavenly Jerusalem. Rev. 19:1-6
Our heartfelt and meaningful song service plays an integral part in an uplifting worship service that praises our God!
The Rest of our Service Our heartfelt prayers. Meaningful talks regarding the Lords Supper. A reverential communion during the Lords Supper.
Bottom Line True worship – as noted in the Psalms and Johns heavenly vision is HEARTFELT ! If we do not worship our Lord with the spirit then we may have a scriptural, but boring worship service. You who are spiritual… what are you doing to consider one another and to stir one another?