Friday, June 1, 2012

Self-Focused Consumerism

Zec 4:6  So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.

The benchmark of success in church services has become more about attendance than the movement of the Holy Spirit. The "entertainment" model of church was largely adopted in the 1980s and '90s, and while it alleviated some of our boredom for a couple of hours a week, it filled our churches with self-focused consumers rather than self-sacrificing servants attuned to the Holy Spirit." – Francis Chan "Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit (pp. 15-16)."

1 comment:

  1. The Holy Spirit must guide the church of Christ and not the urgency for fulfilling the statistics and goals figured in numbers, which we have sometimes seen in our churches.

    As long as each one of us lets the Holy Spirit fill our own lives, our churches will be renewed.


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