What brings people into your church? What sort of gimmicks, if any, are used? Is it the music, the performances, the charisma of your pastor? Upon what does your church depend to draw new churchgoers and to retain those who already attend?
One would hope that the first answer to these questions would be something along the lines of: the preaching of God’s Word. Church is, after all, a gathering of believers for believers, where the Word of God is opened, preached and explained. Church is about the truths gleaned from Scripture, not about the delivery—or the deliverer—of the sermon. Church is a time to worship God and to learn more about Him. Is this what draws you and others to your church each week?