Most of my readers meet together with other believers regularly as the church. This is a good thing. In fact, I believe we see this both described and prescribed in Scripture. The Spirit that indwells us draws us together with other believers.
But, have you ever stopped to ask yourself, what makes our church meeting (i.e. “church service” or “worship service”) successful? I don’t mean successful in our eyes, but in God’s eyes.
What does it mean to have a “successful” church meeting? Was the last “church service” that you were in successful? Why or why not?
By the way, abstract ideas like “we glorified God” or “we worshiped God” or even “we edified one another” are not very helpful. Anyone could say those things. The question is, did the things that were said or done “glorify God,” “worship God,” or “edify one another”? Why or why not?
While I would love to hear your opinion, I would also love to see you back up your opinion with Scripture.
Are you willing to take a stab at this task? Was your latest church meeting successful? Why or why not?