Edifying Church Services
“In the following instructions, however, I do not praise you, because your meetings for worship actually do more harm than good.” (1 Corinthians 11:17 GNT)
Who would imagine that a church service could do more harm than good for those attending? Instead of being strengthened in their faith and having their hearts encouraged, folks were actually weaker as they left the services at Corinth. This can still happen today as a result of boredom, confusion and the emotional manipulation of Christians when they gather together. Church attendance in America is currently in a steep decline because too many are thinking, “Why bother? I find little spiritual food or benefit from attending church.” Let’s pray that God will bless our churches so they can be the strong witnesses for Jesus that God planned. Pray for your pastor today.
Read 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.