On Sunday we continued our “Gathering” series by diving into the first element of our Sunday gatherings. We reflected on the question, “Why do we gather on a weekly basis with a room full of people, some whom we know and others we do not, to sing together?” As Christians, it is easy to take this for granted without reflecting on the roots underneath the practice.
Worship can be defined as our all-of-life response to God’s grace that has come to us through Jesus. However, worship is also a specific element of our gathering when we sing in response to who God is and what God has done.
In this second sense, we sing because God is worthy of specific expressions of our worship. Because of this, the people of God in every generation are a singing people. When we sing, we also engage God with every part of our being. Singing also helps us remember the truth about God even as we celebrate it. And finally, we remember that God sings over his people, according to Zephaniah 3.
Read Psalm 150.
What is one memorable experience of singing in worship?
What is your comfort level of expressing yourself in worship to God?
How would you like to grow in your expression of worship to God?
It is easy to fall into either a consumer mindset or an idolatrous mindset toward worship. How do you guard yourself against these dangers?
Read Zephaniah 3:14-17. Pray for each other, mindful of all that God has done and will do. Consider closing your time together with a simple song of worship that everyone knows.