Megachurch Fog Machines in Heaven?

Author: Andy SmithPosted on: January 9, 2020

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Megachurch Fog Machines in Heaven?

The more I study worship, the more frustrated I get with how we do or don’t do it in our churches today. From coffee snobs to music snobs, we all know “that guy.” Well, I might have become “that guy” when it comes to finding a church I like. I recently moved back home to the United States from Canada, and I’m trying to find “the right church for me.” Before this, finding my church was simple. It was the only one with a worship time late enough for me to attend after working third shift. Now, I’m church shopping and getting frustrated with myself and with the churches in my area. The megachurch nearby feels like a rock concert with a fog machine and laser light show, which irritates me. But when I go to the smaller churches, they seem lifeless and filled mostly with older people who seem to value tradition more than anything else. I do hope to get over myself soon. To humbly approach the altar and worship God is an incredible and unique aspect of the Christian life. When we do it, we are joining the elders around the throne room of heaven that John describes for us in Revelation 4. I want to feel the rumble of the thunder, see the flashes of lightning, and smell the smoke coming off the lit torches in heaven’s throne room when I join in and sing, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come” (Revelation 4:8). Maybe that fog machine isn’t as terrible as I first thought. Maybe it would do more to aid in my worship of Christ if I decided to first humble myself before entering the sanctuary, remembering that the service is about Jesus—not me. • Andy Smith • How do you normally experience worship services at church? With eager anticipation or dread? • Who is Jesus and what has He done? (Check out Acts 4:11-12, Romans 3:22-24 and 6:23, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Colossians 1:13-23, Titus 2:11-14, and Revelation 21:1-8.) How does your church worship service remind you of who Jesus is and what He has done? Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” Revelation 4:8 (NLT)

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Revelation 4:1-11