I asked my son if he was ever bored in our new church and he said yes. To that I said, “good.” Why would I say such a thing? Because in our former church we were overstimulated with entertainment. My son understood exactly what I was saying. Being human, we might feel bored (in our weak bodies) when the truth is repeated to us. We might have to stretch through and work to listen. This is NOT a signal that the pastor is doing something wrong and needs to enterain. If I am bored, I do not need a new and catchy song or a lazer light show. I need the truth. I need Christ. I need the gospel. If I am bored, I need to examine my heart. I have time to think and examine my heart. If it’s all about a theme, all about the great music to make me emotional, all about some false cause (that may sound good) then I can be distracted from truth of my condition. At least if I’m bored, no pastor had to compromise the message. The problem is with me and not the church. This is NOT to say that we cannot be bored with a lie. I know I became quite bored in a very agitated way with my church once I could see the real problems for what they are. And I must admit now in the new church I’m actually not bored. But if I do become bored I will not fret. If the truth is preached, it doesn’t matter how I feel about it, I am glad to get the truth.
Of course, what I wrote above is just my own thoughts.