If Jesus wanted us to have loyalty to his ministry rather than believe in what he was then what we do out in the community around us matters far more than any medieval concept of worship. When people say “you don’t have to go to church to be a Christian” they are right; however most of us need SOME kind of discipline to keep you keyed into the Christian community. Perhaps THAT is the most important role for church services. For many there’s an emotional and psychological stimulus produced by attendance. Not for all however. For others the old ‘monastic discipline’ approach is as relevant. Your approach is a product both of your own psychological make up and of the wing of the church you come from. Never feel that you have to feel what anyone else feels about church services. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you live a life that contributes to the Kingdom of God; and if you don’t then no amount of church attendance counts for anything.
Q&A 18: The church as a pilot light in the community?
We think in modern terms, where an admirable leader doesn’t want worship but rather wants their ‘people’ to be happy & fulfilled; and this is very much in contrast to an Old Testament and Greek Read more…