How do you like to eat your donuts? Are you a dunker? Do you like it with milk or coffee? Me, I’m an “as is” kind of guy. I like to experience my donuts without other flavors impacting the “donut experience.” I know some people like to dunk their donuts especially if they’re a few days old, but I can’t bring myself to do that. … Continue reading Dunking Donuts – Part 4 of our Deconstructing Worship Sermon Series
Gather, receive, respond, and go. This is the primary pattern of worship we use in the church today. As we continue to work through the deconstruction of worship in our sermon series, we’ve already talked about the order of worship and the gathering of God’s people. We shared about the importance of the call to worship and how the gathering time is a response to … Continue reading Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone… – Part 3 of our Deconstructing Worship Sermon Series
Today we’re continuing our sermon series on Deconstructing Worship. We come to worship every Sunday or every other Sunday or at least twice a year and we follow basically the same order of worship week after week after week. We change the songs and the sermon is different, but the pattern of worship continues to be the same. But have you ever thought about WHY … Continue reading Who Invited Whom? – Part 2 of our Deconstructing Worship sermon series
Worship is a highly personal experience and I believe touches us all in different ways. The thing we have to caution ourselves against is condemning other styles of worship. If a worship service doesn’t honor God, if worship is about entertainment and not about praise, if worship is empty of connection to Christ, then it’s not worship. But just because worship CAN be entertaining doesn’t … Continue reading Why is it contemporary vs. traditional? Why is it “vs.” anything?
What is “proper” worship? Over the years, I’ve read lots of articles and blogs on the subject. I’ve read books and listened to sermons and the only thing for sure I can tell you is that everyone has an opinion about it. And nobody has a definitive answer. Except maybe God. What strikes me as funny is that people definitely have strong feelings on the … Continue reading Is There an Order to Worship? – Part 1 of our Deconstructing Worship sermon series
How many of you took a shower this morning? Raise your hand if you took a shower either this morning or last night. How many of you brushed your teeth? How many of you put on clothes this morning? No matter what steps you take or how you do it, each of us has a certain routine. We get up, we brush our teeth, take … Continue reading Seeing is Believing – Part 6 of our Rise of the Nones sermon series