Today there is much focus and attention given to public worship. In our Christian gatherings and services great emphasis is placed on having the right worship leader, the right band, great lighting, cool sound, trendy staging, etc. These things are discussed and rehashed by senior leaders/pastors and their staff to enhance the Sunday morning worship experience for the average parishioner or visitor.
This may come as a surprise to some, but I find very little mention of these things in Scripture. Now of course there is nothing wrong with any of these things in and of themselves, but I have found that external props can actually work in the reverse to detract from the real purpose of true worship – mainly to experience intimacy with the Lord and be touched by His tangible presence, as well as open the door for the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit.
We are quick to claim that these props are indeed to…
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