April 4, 2011

Monday Mini-Sermon

Soren Kierkegaard once said that we tend to think of church as a kind of theater where we sit in the audience watching the actors onstage.  If sufficiently entertained, we show our gratitude with applause. Church, though, should be the opposite of the theater.  God is the audience for our worship.

What matters most takes place within the hearts of the congregation - not onstage.  We should leave a worship service asking ourselves not "What did I get out of it?"  but rather  "Was God pleased with what happened?"