Heaven

No Normal Worship Service

Whenever I hear someone say that worship is boring, my brain goes back to my favorite A.W. Tozer quote:

I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.

I love it because it speaks volumes about worship, about our hearts, about heaven. There’s a lot of truth those few words.

Randy Alcorn writes about worship, heaven, boredom, and what they all mean when put together:

…I find it ironic that many people stereotype life in Heaven as an interminable church service. Apparently, church attendance has become synonymous with boredom. Yet meeting God—when it truly happens—will be far more exhilarating than a great meal, a poker game, hunting, gardening, mountain climbing, or watching the Super Bowl. Even if it were true (it isn’t) that church services must be dull, there will be no church services in Heaven. The church (Christ’s people) will be there. But there will be no temple, and as far as we know, no services (Revelation21:22).

Will we always be engaged in worship? Yes and no. If we have a narrow view of worship, the answer is no. But if we have a broad view of worship, the answer is yes.

Randy explains why the worship of heaven won’t be comparable to any worship service we’ve experienced here on earth.

Read the whole thing here.

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