Category Archives: Renewing Our Worship

Renewing Our Worship: The Love Feast

I get emails – Brother Guin, I have been researching the subject of the Love Feast of Jude, mentioned by Peter and corrected by Paul. I see in the scriptures what you discuss in your article. I have concluded long … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: The Love Feast (expanded)

I received this question from a reader – Hi Jay First, I want to say how much I appreciate your blog. It is a great source of learning and encouragement for me. I left a legalistic church several years ago … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: Epilogue

In a few of the earlier posts in this series, I mentioned the 30-hour fast our teens had undertaken to help children dying from starvation. They made streamers of 26,000 paperchains — the number of children dying each day from … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: Emailed Announcements, Part 4

Another announcement with a story – We are going to have another workday at Karen’s house next Saturday, march 7, starting at 7am. After additional examination of the brick wall in her living room, we have decided to try and … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: Emailed Announcements, Part 3

Another short one: The Open House Party for Paul Smith is from 2:00 to 5:00 this Sunday, February 1. We will shower him with gift cards so he can purchase what he needs for his new home. Everyone is welcome … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: Emailed Announcements, Part 2

These next two are short announcements, but they have great stories behind them – Relief Team Coming Through: A team on their way to work in Mississippi will spend the night in our building this Saturday. If you will assist … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: Emailed Announcements, Part 1

In an earlier post, I mentioned how important announcements are to our worship: they fulfill the injunction of Heb 10:24-25 to spur one another on to love and good works. And lately I’ve received some very encouraging announcements from my … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: Testimony

Just like in church, we need to start with a song –

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Renewing Our Worship: Authenticity

If you read the literature on reaching Postmodern people and young people, you’ll find a huge emphasis on “authenticity” in our worship. If you read older material on worship, you’ll find that “authenticity” is not a new concept. It’s just … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: Uniformity

I’m an elder at a 700-member congregation. I fully realize that many of my suggestions are impractical for a small church. A congregation of 50 isn’t likely to need or want an 8-person praise team or to worry about its … Continue reading

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