I normally lead the corporate singing at our church. Occasionally after a service someone will say that they enjoyed the music. There’s probably nothing inherently wrong with that, but this post by Mark Altrogge made me think about the kind of impression we leave on people when we gather for worship.
Are people impressed with us and our excellence (or lack thereof, as the case may be), or are they impressed with Jesus? Mark quotes an excerpt from Jonathan Leeman’s book Reverberation and concludes with this thought:
When people leave our churches tomorrow, may they not say, “What moving worship, what a great worship band, what an incredible preacher, or what a cool building” but may they say, “What an incredible Savior.”