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Why do we only say in Christianese, “Let’s give the Lord a hand clap” AFTER a special music song in church when someone really belted out a great performance?

Are we REALLY giving the Lord the hand clap? Really? Or are we clapping for the performer?

Should church worship services be set up like a performance? Should worship services be like a play with actors that we are all watching as the audience or should we worship, too? Are we worshiping Christ or watching a show?

It seems like the best show in town gets the most attendees every week. Perfection is the goal in these American churches who strive for “excellence” for the approval of man more than the approval of God.

-Mark (just sayin’)

NOTE: Jesus said in Matthew 16:18: “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” That is NOT the church I am critiquing in THIS post. Instead, I am critiquing American churchianity, the spectator sport of not participating in disciple-making (Matt. 28:18-20) by speaking the truth in love to others (Eph. 4:15-16) to build the real church: the body of Christ!