Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Are We Are Made For Worship or Is Worship Made For Us?
I was having a discussion the other day with a friend about personal experiences at church. She made the comment that she has to go to a church where the pastor/minister/priest speak to her, convict her and move her. I believe that if you go to church for the main reason we go to church, to praise and worship the Lord, that no matter the church, all falls into place because God will convict me as He sees fit and move me through the sermon, etc. That is the wondrous gift we receive from Christ.

This discussion wasn't really about right or wrong, just differences.

The big question to the readers: How do you approach your Sunday service of choice? Do you church hop until you find what you are looking for; or do you work through the church you're attending, letting Christ work on, through, and despite you?


  posted at 9:40 PM

At 8:33 PM, Blogger Angela Messenger said...

If I was looking for an emotional hit every week I'd be disappointed so I like what you said about going to worship God and everything else will fall into place.

At 9:53 PM, Blogger JD said...


Thanks for commenting. I have read some of your other discussions about this subject, especially the letter from the man about the church "not being attractive to teenagers." Teenagers not going to church is more about the parent's example than what the church has to offer. You can have some cool youth ministry, but if the parents are not there to re-enforce that at home, what's the use. I still think the biggest issue with the church today is that it is so concerned about quantity, they forget about quality and the reason we are here on this worship our Creator, not hear a good choir or band, have a really awesome sermon every time, but worship of Christ. As you said, if you do that, the message, music, and everything else that goes along with the experience will fall into place.


At 1:30 PM, Blogger Randi said...

I too agree. If we have our hearts open to the Lord to speak to us, then He will. It doesn't have to be an all-powerful experience every week. Sometimes it's just His voice in the quiet. The great thing about God is you can worship Him anytime. Some of my best worship experiences have been in the quiet seclusion of home or even in my car.

At 10:43 PM, Blogger JD said...


Thanks for swinging on by. Some of my stuff is, as this post, others, not so much.

I understand the strange worship places. My wife's most common place of worship is the closet in the morning before work. Allows her focus and offers her a connectivity to God and seclusion from the other things going on around her.

Thanks for the input.



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