- Accurate, thorough, faithful, Spirit-filled, exposition of the Word of God. The Word of God feeds the soul, and brings spiritual satisfaction and growth, and it creates a greater appetite for the Word, and makes vibrant, dynamic Christians (1 Peter 2:2, 5:2a)
- Regular answers to prayer in individual lives and in the life of the Church. Answered prayer causes joy and rejoicing and builds the faith of all. (John 14:13)
- The continual testifying of God’s power in the life of believers. The sharing of what God has done in a life will encourage others and give hope and anticipation that they too can experience God’s power in their lives. (1 Thess 5:18)
- The salvation of souls that are added to the local church
When souls are saved, it brings joy and rejoicing to the whole church and it stimulates others to witness. (Psalm 126:6)
Where these abound worship will not need to be orchestrated, but will flow out of grateful, joyful hearts.
Where these are found, the church will be vibrant and dynamic. Where these are not found, the easiest way seems to be to substitute other things. Then the church will no longer be the church that the Lord intends it to be. It will be a church on the road to the graveyard.