Has church substituted hearing the preacher for hearing the living God? Hints of God are everywhere. Why not take the hint and listen to Him? When church is led by the Spirit, not just by the preacher, it’s supernatural!
God’s not wanting a special place; but a special environment. He’s looking for hearts open to hearing His voice!
If we won’t let the risen Jesus be active and vocal among us, church can become a meeting without power. Let’s meet around an active God who works and speaks among us, instead of trying to keep God inactive and silent.
If everything in a church service is planned; there’s no room for God to be active. In planning church services, preachers frequently forget to give God an active role.
If we don’t need God to do anything when we meet for worship, then in reality, we’re running things. Church often takes the active God of the Bible & puts Him in a passive role. Let’s allow Jesus to be the outspoken CEO in church, not just a silent partner! Don’t make Jesus a spectator in His body. Let Him be the Head.
Hearing people share testimonies about God can be more powerful than religious ceremonies. Perhaps it is time to listen to more than an preacher!
So, here’s a quesion. What % of a church service does God lead & direct vs. what % does the preacher?
Sure, God can lead through a pastor’s plans and/or a ministry team’s plans. However, a truth that church often misses is that Jesus can personally and directly lead a worship meeting all by Himself. When people come together for worship without a program and simply ask Jesus to take the meeting and lead it, He does! The problem is that Christians very seldom turn a meeting over to Jesus like that! Will you and your church?
If you need help going beyond church as usual check out Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia.