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I have always thought that the highlight of a church gathering should be the preaching and exposition of the word. If there is any worship or exhortation it should be reverential and it should be done in order as the bible admonishes. No? However….
EDMOND, Okla. — [50-year-old Vickey Sue Beyersdorfer] apparently went a bit too far.
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Mark Myers said, “Nobody could pay attention to the sermon or what was going on so that’s when our deputy was able to take care of the situation.”
The religious ruckus happened at Victory Church at 1515 N. Kelly Ave in Edmond.
A woman was apparently playing a tambourine too loudly during Wednesday night services.
When she refused to stop, the woman was escorted out by an off duty Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Myers said, “He had to physically escort her outside the church. Once outside, she broke free from the deputy and tried to go back inside, there became a physical confrontation.”
According to the arrest report, the deputy was forced to pepper spray and tase the unruly woman.
Myers said, “She was not filled with the Holy spirit. She was not being very Christianly and this is why the folks decided to get her out as soon as possible.”
Witnesses said the combative Christian was staggering and had slurred speech.
Again I would say, it is important that we prepare ourselves even before we get to church. Pray that
your mind will not wander. Pray that you will receive the word that is preached with clarity. Pray that the preacher will not focus on himself or deviate from God’s word.
Yeah, pray for the tambourine players and “worship leaders” that they too will not get carried away by esoteric experiences “in the name of the Lord” thereby bringing the name of the Lord to ill repute.
One of the greatest forms of worship is earnestly listening to the exposition of the scriptures by the preacher or pastor.
Further, nothing fosters mutual love more fittingly than for men to be bound together with this bond: one is appointed pastor to teach the rest, and those bidden to be pupils receive the common teaching from one mouth…. The Lord has therefore bound His church together with a knot that He foresaw would be the strongest means of keeping unity, while He entrusted to men the teaching of salvation and everlasting life in order that through their hands it might be communicated to the rest…Christ has so ordered in His church, that if it (i.e., the pure preaching of the gospel) is removed the whole edifice must fall. -Calvin’s Institutes