If you’re happy and you know it …

We’ve made the measure of a successful Sunday gathering “at church” to be the number of happy people leaving the building.

Bad measure!

By being more concerned about creating a “warm, fuzzy” experience, we’ve abandoned the power of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to convict us of sin, to challenge us, and to hold us accountable. We have made the exercise of “going to church” a “feel good” experience and have forgone passionate, authentic worship, exegesis of scripture, and especially any kind of call to repent.

If you can feel good with the fluff that has replaced all that, you’ve likely veered from the way, the truth, and the life Christ calls us to in scripture.

Sending people home from church “happy” but lost, “happy” but backslidden, “happy” but rebellious is to enable them in their sin.

Do you really think that’s a good measure for a successful Sunday gathering “at church”?