Thursday, January 27, 2005

Seeker Sensitive Worship

This Sunday, Jan 30, I am preaching at Fayette Baptist Church, in Fayette, Maine. At least I'm supposed to. I'm still finishing my sermon. The text I've chosen is John 4:19-26. Title: "Seeker Sensitive Worship." The BIG IDEA is that God is the ultimate Seeker of true worshipers, and true worship, then, is an engaging with God on terms that he proposes and he alone makes possible ("in spirit and in truth"). I hope to encourage the congregation towards a holistic understanding of worship that goes beyond the popular "music = worship" generalization and expounds on the over simplified corrective, "all of life is worship." These two aspects must be understood together if they are to be understood and lived out as "true worship." What's your community worship service look like? Is it Seeker sensitive? Or is it seeker sensitive? Is it both? Can it be?

5 comments:

Dave said...

Preach it Yeshua! It's all about the New Covenant; the temple is people not place.

james said...

I thought the temple had to be rebuilt first. Then the Red heifer some dude in the backwoods of Texas has been breeding for the past 25 years, will be ready for the sacrifice, before Nicolae Carpathia comes in creates the abomination of desolation, just like Tim LaHaye said.

Gosh, Josh. Screw the seeker senistive crap. Start Preaching end times! If we don't get all these people saved in time, it will be all our fault that they went to hell. ;)

Dave said...

or you could do it that way

John Borgquist said...

A topic that is very relevant for our current situation. Churches and denominations scramble about, worrying about a lot of things, but the quality of their worship is often not one of them. Any church could benefit from the reminder that you are providing. I look forward to listening to tape / seeing a video of the sermon. Keep me posted.

oldinthenew said...

Preach the Word Josh!