Today I talk about a “Traditional” service and was surprised at how confused I was when I left the service. The entire thing was scripted (no room for the holy spirit to improvise), and it just seemed “cold.” After all if all the words were in the program, I could’ve taken it home and read it.
There was a ton of what I will call Jargon (the biggest one was Strepitus). If you’re audience has to focus on how you are saying things, they will never be able to focus on WHAT you are saying. You need to provide the gospel in a way that allows them to see how it can change their life, and how it can be implemented. We get hung up on how the music works with the message, but at the end we need to determine what do we want people to do with the message?
I just know walking out, I now have a much better understanding of why people in their 20’s are abandoning traditional services.
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