Yesterday, we had our monthly afternoon service. We purposefully try to make it a different format to the morning service. Instead of systematically preaching through a book of the Bible, we take a theological topic, watch a relevant video and then break into small groups to discuss some questions. We come back together for a plenary feedback session and then we do the whole thing a second time to push our thinking a bit further.
This Sunday we took a look at singing and worship. Here is what we did:
- At the most basic level, why ought we to sing?
- Psalm 95:1-2; Colossians 3:16
- What about church history makes singing vitally important? How might this be relevant in our context in Oldham?
- How does our singing affect what we believe and, consequently, how we behave as Christians?
- Eph 5:15-20
- Why is it important to sing based on what we know rather than what we feel?
- John 4:22-24; 1 Cor 14:15-17, 26
- What sort of things ought we to sing about?
- 1 Chron 16:23; Psa 9:1, 11; Rev 5:9, 15:3
- How can we ensure, in our context, that our songs help us praise God for what we know about him?