When we treat worship services like the movie theater or a sporting event, it turns it into something other than what God intends a worship service to be in the first place. When you hear people talking about going to a church because they’re attracted to their “worship” or their “singing” you should have red flags going up all in your mind.
After concluding a conference devoted to the theme of worship and reading for a full year in preparation for this past G3—I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about how we worship, why we worship, when we worship, and the ultimate goal of worship. As we study the subject of worship from the pages of Scripture, necessary alterations and adjustments will be necessary in our worship services if we are seeking to honor God. As I pressed, in my sermon at G3, it is the calling of the pastor to reform what the culture is seeking to deform In the life of the church on a weekly basis.
In 1 Timothy 3:14-16, we find Paul talking directly to Timothy about the behavior of the local church in Ephesus. Apparently something needed to be corrected. It was Timothy’s job as the overseer to address the deficiencies and make necessary adjustments.