What’s in the Original Pentecostal Secret Sauce and how did we lose the recipe?

Disclaimer: Please excuse the following rant.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A CHRISTIAN WORSHIP SERVICE IN ACTS
So we’ve discussed some missing elements in previous “Secret Sauce” posts but what are the key elements of true corporate worship gatherings in Acts? The following is only a quick list and I need your input to make it more complete:

1. Corporate Prayer
2. Reading of the Scriptures
3. Teaching
4. Time for supernatural interaction
5. Worship (this is only mentioned twice that I have noticed: in the Phillippian jail and in in Antioch (and this is probably not 30 minutes of songs)

What am I missing?

HOW DID WE LOSE OUR SECRET SAUCE RECIPE–OR DID WE JUST LAY IT ASIDE?
Now, how did our worship services end up looking they way they do now?

Is anyone else getting tired of Broadway production church services or am I just getting old and grumpy? It seems like we are more concerned with “pulling off a successful show” than we are with having a biblically accurate expression of worship–no matter what public opinion says.

What ever happened to the audience of our services sitting on a throne instead of trendy matching chairs? Shouldn’t Jesus and His Word determine what our corporate worship services look like? Shouldn’t everything we do be directed towards pleasing Him?

What do you think? Is there any virtue to my questions or do I need a Prozac?

Posted on June 16, 2009, in Pentecostal History, Revival, Spiritual Leadership. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.

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