What is wrong with this chart?
Last week Ryan Prieb, our Youth Guru drew this illustration for me.
We go to a football game, a play, a concert, and there is a director, the participants playing on the field or on stage, and us in the stands.
So, we go to worship, and we feel like we are the audience, the people on stage the performers, and God, of course is the director.
But what if we are wrong?
What is God is real the audience?
Then it would look like this.
That makes us in the congregation the participants.
Then the music is no longer picked for me to enjoy, but for God. The sermon length isn’t about my convenience, but about His glory. The parking space size and service time may no longer be the determining factor of a church that God loves.
It reminds me of a friend who was a worship leader at a small church in another town. She told me about the end of service one week, when someone leaving told her, “I got nothing out of that worship today.”
She shot back with, “That’s alright. We weren’t worshiping you today.”
He had the wrong chart. Sometimes I do too.
Hey – we were under 90 degrees here in New Mexico this week. It must be almost Christmas! If God is gracious, our below book comes out in October.