Here’s another good post by Guy Muse (Happy Birthday, Guy!) at “The M Blog” called “Why are we so program oriented?” In this post, Guy relates two instances in which he was asked to preach. After a short exhortation from Scripture, he then encouraged the congregation to use their gifts to build up one another. Guy says that in each case the congregation was excited by the prospects of serving one another, but that the pastors eventually stopped the mutual edification.
Guy’s final question is one that I have been asking for a long time:
Why are we afraid to gather today in what is clearly a much more Biblical way, than what takes place in most churches with a controlled program format?