Its rather simple really.
A great church has the following in place:
- a high view of Scripture and all that accompanies it.
- people that enjoy hanging out with each other.
- people that eat together. a lot.
- people that continually pray for each other.
Nothing that grandiose. It's not a great building. It's not a great worship band. It's not a website that uses flash technology.
Luke says it this way in Acts 2:42-47,
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
What's amazing about following this simple plan is that it became contagious to a point where others, non-believers, wanted to join in.
So, the question is, how are you doing in this? Or how is your church in this?
The result should be
- hearts filled with joy
- the worship of God
- unbelievers coming to Christ
If you don't see those things happening in your church and life, then perhaps you have been focusing a little too much on making sure that your favorite songs are in the worship service.