Here is an interesting video that shows a parody of the “modern” church service. It clearly shows how many churches are focused on the wrong things.
Churches are trying to be “relevant” in today’s society by making their “worship” focused on entertainment and meeting the needs of its members with coffee shops, restaurants, etc. They want to do whatever they can to make church “fun” so they can attract more people to come to their church. Here are some important questions that must be considered:
Whatever happened to the gospel being the power to make disciples? Churches that try to draw in the masses with things other than the gospel are not trusting in the power of the Gospel. These things do not convert people to Christ.
Who is your worship more about? You or God? If you are going to a church because you are more entertained by their worship, you need to repent. Worship should NOT be about you and what you can get out of it. It should be all about glorifying the Lord.
Are churches looking too much like the world? I believe they are, and because of this they are at enmity with God. Friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God.
Would the Christians in the times of the Apostles look at your church as faithful if they came to one of your assemblies? History shows that the New Testament Christians and the Christians in the first few centuries of the church did not even use instruments, let alone full bands, light shows, etc. Early Christians may look at worship services that are done today and ask, why are these services so carnally focused?
Is attracting the lost to church with entertainment, coffee shops, and restaurants Biblical? It is funny how this question is never asked! Attracting the world into the church assemblies is not biblical at all. The example we see in the scriptures is not that the lost were attracted into assemblies, but instead the Christians went out, made disciples by the preaching of the gospel, and then brought saved people into the assemblies.
As you can clearly see, I have my opinions. What are yours?