|via Jan Erik|
I realize the merits of "going to church" -- fellowship with other believers, corporate worship...but as for the actual sermon part...its hard. I often find that my mind wanders, I can't sit still, or I have to take detailed notes to pay attention -- and then it starts to just feel like another class or lecture.
So when I heard this quote, it really resonate with me -- sermons are not meant to stuff more information in my brain; sermons are meant to inspire worship. And because I'm listening with all the other believers and members in my church, we are worshipping together. We worship in song and then we worship in the goodness of God's word.
I'm starting to approach going to church with a different mindset -- one of worship rather than just learning. It's hard because I love to learn, but thats not the point. I want to glorify God and enjoy the stories of his faithfulness with my brothers and sisters in Christ.