lights, curtains & God

Sometimes I wonder if sitting in a plush church is a good use of the Money that has been brought into the church… shouldn’t the money we spend on lights and drum sets on something that could help the kingdom more… like feeding the hungry, or clothing the poor? Maybe this is part of the drive for peoples interest in ‘home church’… (but I’ll talk about that in a later blog)

I mean, how much is the environment important for a church?

When does it go from aesthetics to just environmental engineering?

Are we looking to much into this?

If you read Exodus you’ll find that God has devoted 12 chapters to everything to do with the church building from the curtains colour and thickness to the type of wood used and the gold plate on the walls and furnishings… so if God doesn’t care about all the grandeur (because he looks at the heart) then why is he so picky about the inside of a church building?

Is the brightness of the lights, the audio quality and the building temperature so important?

I think the answer lies in the lack of distractions… in the old days when people made cathedral, they made them to look upwards… these days the thought is still the same but it’s more about comfort…

But it shouldn’t be about comfort I hear you say??? Well maybe it is… maybe it’s about ‘us’ getting out of the way and letting God making people feel uneasy (after all it’s the holy spirit that draws people to Jesus) … maybe we need to take away the things that distract from God and let people focus on him… and if it means to be socially up to date with ‘the world’ and what it feels most comfortable in – then we need to do that to help us keep out of the way and let God do his part.

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