Imitations and poor replicas won't cut it when it comes to pure faith. When the Spirit of God moves there's a desire for the real thing, not just stories of the real thing.
The 'first cut' of followers of Christ were marked by specific activities. They weren't going through the motions but allowing the Holy Spirit to shape, form and mold them. Those activities were more than rote exercises but life activities crucial for their spiritual formation. Pastor's name: Dave Engbrecht