This class is intentionally paired with the class on personal quiet times. While true worshipers must worship in spirit and truth, the goal of Christian worship is not worship in isolation. God calls us to worship Him both privately (in our “closets”, in secret) and publically (with other believers). As it says in Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” In this class, we will provide an overview of the vast subject of Christian worship, in order to encourage you to participate more meaning fully in corporate worship on Sunday mornings.
We will seek to understand the practical implications of these topics:
- Biblical theology of worship (OT and NT)
- Preparing for corporate worship
- History of Christian worship
- Preaching, baptism, and Lord’s supper
- Music and singing in the church
- Worship in the heavenly realms