Preparing for Sunday: How Joyful is Our Noise? – Part 2
Apr01

Preparing for Sunday: How Joyful is Our Noise? – Part 2

Carefully Think Think back on the series we have done on worship and write down how you would answer the question ““ “what defines genuine biblical worship?” What did Jesus mean by “Spirit and truth” in John 4:24?  How did you come up with that answer?  How does that answer fit with what Jesus and the woman at the well were discussing in the surrounding context? Read through Ephesians 5:18-19.  What is...

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Preparing for Sunday: How Joyful is Our Noise?
Mar24

Preparing for Sunday: How Joyful is Our Noise?

Carefully Think Read through Psalms 95-100; 145-150 and make a list of ways the psalmist outwardly expressed what he was inwardly delighted with. Why is music such a controversial element of church life? Read Ephesians 5:19 and list what you learn about the role of music in the life of the church. What role did music play in Exodus 15:1-18; 1 Samuel 16:14-23; 1 Chronicles 15:22; 16:4-6; 23:3-5; 25:1-7; 2 Chronicles 20; Nehemiah 12:42...

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Preparing for Sunday-Heaven Help Our Worship
Mar17

Preparing for Sunday-Heaven Help Our Worship

Carefully Think Write down terms that come to your mind when you think about worship in the Old Testament. What terms come to mind when you think of worship in the New Testament? When you think about our church”™s worship gatherings, what words immediately come to mind? If the worship services at church were exactly as you would want them, what would they consist? Prayerfully Meditate Consider the answers to your questions above...

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Expanding the Sermon-Heaven Help Our Worship
Mar14

Expanding the Sermon-Heaven Help Our Worship

How is heaven affecting earthly worship? Read through Revelation 4 & 5 again, asking, how should this affect the way we gather on Sunday morning. Read through the following questions that were asked at the conclusion of yesterday”™s message and think through your responses to each of them: How does you life acknowledge the centrality of God because it is singularly directed? How do your life decisions exalt the authority of...

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Preparing for Sunday-Revelation 4 & 5
Mar10

Preparing for Sunday-Revelation 4 & 5

Carefully Think Read through Revelation 4 & 5 in one setting (it won”™t take long). Make a list of one-word statements that would describe the kind of worship taking place in heaven. Put a star beside those words in the list that would be transferrable and helpful in how we should think about our own worship when we gather as a church. Prayerfully Meditate Make a list of one-word characteristics that you find to be true...

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