The Worship Class

Tonight Brian Walrath and I are team-teaching a class about Worship here at SAFMC.  It’s an exciting time because we’re examining something that runs deep yet feels familiar.  Amazing how we can do something every week yet know very little about what’s really going on.  The more I read/think about Worship, the less I know.  Why do we do this?  What’s “church” for, anyway?  Like, I know the right answers, but only because that’s what I’ve always heard.What really drives people to go to a big building every week?  You could ask the same question about Wal-Mart, but the answer is quite obvious: groceries & Nascar stuff.  We have neither in our weekly worship gatherings.  I know, I know.  Where 2 or more are gathered… they devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching… He inhabits the praises of His people… enter boldly.  But I feel like I’m on a journey to a better understanding of what this really means and why people do this (though less now than 50 years ago — church attendance has plummeted).Why? There must be a deeper reason than just “well, that’s just what we do on Sunday” or “Mama would be proud” or “That way I know I’ll go to heaven”.  I want to ask the question as to why we go to church but to get past the Churchy answer paragraph.  This makes very little sense to the guy who happens to be typing it.  Just wondering out loud.  After all, that’s what blogs are for.  For good times,for bad times, I’ll be by your side forevermore That’s what friends… no… blogs… are for. 

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