Francis Chan (Crazy Love) has a new book out – Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect Of The Holy Spirit. I am dipping into it at the moment. Here a quote worth thinking about:
Even our church growth can happen without him (the Holy Spirit). Let’s be honest: If you combine a charismatic speaker, a talented worship band, and some hip, creative events, people will attend your church. Yet this does not mean that the Holy Spirit of God is actively working and moving in the lives of the people who are coming. It simply means that you have created a space that is appealing enough to draw people in for an hour or two on a Sunday. pg31
This is a HUGE warning for churches.