Perfect harmony, flawless technology.
Emotions touched deeply, satisfied briefly.
Was it successful?
Our measures of ‘a good church service’ need to be kept in check with what He considers fulfilling His mission in our world.
All show, with no fruit – no real food – leads to no life change.
Dangerously close to being all about us, so little about Him.
We’re perfecting our craft.
He wants to break our hearts.
For the lost, hurting, broken, abandoned.
If we refuse to be broken, we cannot identify with the hurting in their pain.
What if we stop judging our services by how well we performed, how effectively the technology worked.
Consider judging it by how much the Name of Jesus was lifted up.
The Cross was clearly communicated as the pathway to redemption.
How equipped the hearers were to impact their world, their day-to-day living.
The grocery store, shopping mall, traffic jam…
Did Jesus change you?
Did you change your environment as a result?
Use the best gifts you have, refine them often.
Take advantage of the best technology you have available to you.
Just, don’t let them be the measuring tool of success.
If the message on Sunday doesn’t change how we act on Monday, we’ve missed it.
An emotional high for a day, with no life change, is like a fig tree full of beautiful leaves that has no fruit, no food for the spiritually hungry.
It’s not about us, it’s about Him.
Lift up His Name, not ours.