I originally posted this on the TFB College eNews.

What should our worship look like?
First, and most important, worship must always focus on God and not on us. This means that worship is not the place for self-evaluation or getting preachy. In worship we focus on God, who he is, and what he is doing.

Second, when we are gathered as a community, our worship should be communal. There is a place for private worship, but the worship of the gathered community is public. Therefore, whatever we do, we do together.

Third, most worship in our church culture is musical. Music is an important means to worship God. The fact that Psalms is the largest book testifies to this fact. But in our culture, music is too often entertainment. Too often ‘worshipers’ say, “It’s not my style,” “I don’t like this song,” “It’s too loud,” ‘It’s too soft,” blah, blah, blah. Frankly, it’s not about you! It’s about God. For this reason at least, the TFB College Ministry practices primarily non-musical worship. For many, this is difficult to practice, both as a leader and as a participant. It is outside our box. Well, get rid of your box!

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