Is Christ preempted in church services?
What would you think if you went to a meeting to hear a special speaker and the person who was supposed to introduce the speaker stood up and spoke for 30 minutes and then closed the meeting without letting the special speaker speak?
Could that be what happens in some churches? Perhaps people come to hear from and encounter the living, resurrected Jesus; but someone else gives a talk instead, and closes the meeting without allowing Jesus to speak.
On Sunday mornings when Team Church meets together, the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is present and eager to personally call the plays and coach the team. Do we allow Him to directly lead the church meeting or do we ignore Him (quench the Spirit) and substitute human control instead of His direct leadership?
Christ is not a subject for study, or a lesson to learn, or a meeting to attend. Christ is God with us, alive from the dead, and present when we meet in His name. He is the Lord to be loved and obeyed!
Perhaps a church service should demonstrate the presence and reality of the invisible God, rather than just trying to explain Him.