In Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, Francis Chan writes, “The benchmark of success in church services has become more about attendance than the movement of the Holy Spirit. The ‘entertainment’ model of church was largely adopted in the 1980s and ‘90s, and while it alleviated some of our boredom for a couple of hours a week, it filled our churches with self-focused consumers rather than self-sacrificing servants attuned to the Holy Spirit.”
-- Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit P. 15-16 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson
Isaiah 56:7 (NIV) “these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations."