Our Implicit Witness
The effort you put into what you do is usually indicative of the value you give it. Mundane tasks are often performed with a certain lack of enthusiasm because they are …mundane. In the same respect, we tend to approach things we are passionate about with zeal and determination. In school I generally did poorly in classes that didn’t interest me, but excelled in classes that did.
Whether or not your agree with who should be responsible for picking songs in your church, I think there are some helpful things you should keep in mind if you are responsible for it in your church. He breaks it down to three main points, which we can use to question ourselves and help guide us as we make choices.
This is the first in a two part post on preparing to lead a service.
The Purpose of Corporate Worship
The importance of the weekly worship service in the life of the local church can barely be overstated. Not only is it regularly commanded by scripture, but non-attendance by members is often one of the first ‘signs’ that things are not going well in the life of that believer.
This is the second in a two part post on preparing to lead a service. Read the first half here.
Prayer of Praise
The church service is a place where the community of believers can pray together. It is a healthy thing to use the Sunday service as a place to train the congregation how to pray correctly and reverently.
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