singing, prayer, scripture • Others are elements found in scripture that we do periodically i.e. communion, baptism • Others may be acts or elements of worship we have purposefully omitted • Others may be acts or elements we have never thought of i.e. wave offerings, raised heads, standing with reverence, silence before the Lord etc… THE GOAL If as Christian worship leaders We say we believe the ____________, then our worship services must be ____________. If they are to be ___________, they must include the elements found in the ____________. “The church is reconsidering and reconfiguring this vital expression of its relationship with God.
God’s attributes are typically broken down into two categories: Incommunicable (not shared) and Communicable (shared). Some of God’s incommunicable attributes are (taken from Doctrine: What every Christian should believe by Mark Driscoll and Gary Breshears): 1. Independence – God does not need us, or the rest of creation, for anything yet we, and the rest of creation, need him and can glorify him and bring him joy. 2. Unchangeableness – God is unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises, yet God does act and feel emotions, and he acts and feels differently in response to different situations.
Christians focus is not so much on rituals and good deeds, but more so the relationship with God and getting to God personally. Christians put faith in their God, which in turn brings joy and peace to his or her life. As stated earlier relationships with the divine in religious traditions is essential part of each, some are more personal while other are based on one’s spiritual efforts. Molloy (2010) states sacred time is “time of eternity” (p.43). Each religion values
Many will not understand that a leader like this can be effective at remaining at level that is needed to remain competitive in the workforce. It might be looked upon as a comingling of religion in the workplace, one of the taboo topics that that are just not discussed or even brought in. Does the Steward leader need to make others around him or her aware that they are the follower of the higher being? A steward leader is someone who is given the resources to preserve, manage, and grow according to the one that has entrusted those resources. Here the manager or the one who gave of the resources is God.
Smith2 Then we see people praying to their God for many different reasons. Sometimes people pray for help and feel that God is the only one that can help them. It could be for a loved one who is dying from some kind of disease. If they lived that makes people believe in God. When we are use to going to church and worshiping the same beliefs we feel that our unit is what's right.
Many may believe communicating the Gospel is mainly verbal, although this may have some truth, communicating the gospel through demonstration of love is another effective way to share the Gospel. The point is as messengers, one cannot merely be all talk and no show; we must demonstrate the same love Christ displays to us. It would be arrogant of us to assume communicating the gospel can be accomplished in one or two sessions within the culture, sometimes it will take days, months or even years to effectively communicate in a manner which is pleasurable for all
Jessica Driggers Poetic Books 4-8-11 Exegesis of Psalm 63 Introduction Unfortunately, in today’s society, worship of God is seldom pursued by Christians with spiritual fervor and intensity. We have matched our thinking with that of the culture around us. We have become so accustomed to comfort and safety that our spiritual walks are marred by apathetic indifference. Should it take a crisis for a believer to earnestly seek after God? Should passion be visible only in the new converts?
nful Also, I think this trend is on the speedy rise because not much attention is given to it in the church today for fear of indirectly driving away and losing our already handful members. Jesus didn't change to be like the world to gain audience and followers? He stuck to who He was and yet still made a marvelous impact. Why then do we want to conform to the world in our quest to make them disciples and followers of Christ? The church is built on Christ Jesus, and not on people.
Many believers do not count the cost of following Christ. One is told to accept the free gift of eternal life, repent of sins, join a church, and then learn to do the best one can concerning all the rest. One is usually not told about the cost of being a Christ-follower, nor does one have much of an idea of what God expects of them now that they are saved. Stewardship is entirely based on the first commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Holy Bible, NIV, Mat 22:37). Stewardship is the product of one’s new worldview that is brought about by one’s conversion.