It’s too bad pastors today are trying to be dramatic and, in doing so, are missing the real drama found at every worship service.
What do I mean?
A common trend in evangelical churches is putting on stage a piece of drama before the congregation in the midst of the worship service. The lights dim. A spotlight shines on center stage. Mood music flows into the sanctuary to build anticipation in the audience as the performers take the stage. Usually then a scene meant to portray a Biblical story or emphasize a spiritual truth is performed to draw the congregation into the theme for that day’s service.
The only problem with this is that in trying to be trendy and dramatic, usually with the design to bring in the numbers, the church is missing the real drama of worship. Again, what do I mean?
The Lord of the Scriptures has given us commands regarding His worship, commandments that could be summarized in this basic statement: “Keep it simple and pure.” As the Apostle Paul told the “always-looking-for-a-good-show” church at Corinth:
“I am afraid, that as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion […]