1. What can NOT change?
A. The object of worship - God, Jesus, Holy Spirit
B. Avenues - sing, pray, give, teach, communion
C. When - 1st day of the week (communion, give)
2. What CAN change?
A. Structure - order, # of songs, when to stand
B. Formality - silent=funeral, noisy=celebration
C. Length - 1/2 hour, 3 hours
D. Emphasis - special focus on a subject or topic
3. What MUST change?
A. Attitude - "have to" to a "want to"
B. Participation - worship is not a spectator sport
C. Spirit - 1 Corinthians 14:15 sing and pray w/spirit
D. Vain repetitions in prayers
E. Location - only in building?
Possible changes that could be made:
1. Sermon and songs on a theme or topic
2. Responsive reading
3. Congregation say, "Amen"
4. Focus on one worship avenue
5. A Year of Themes
A. Co-ordinate Bible classes with the sermon
B. Have a theme for a month
C. Have a theme for each service
D. See below for possible themes
E. Put up a banner with month's theme
F. Develop discussion questions for classes
to follow each sermon
G. See below for some suggestions / ideas.
Month Month Theme General Topic
January A New Start Begin Again
Forgiveness = Start Over
February Be My Valentine Love
What is "Agape" love?
Love one another
March My Hope is Built On ... Hope
Blood of Christ
April Go Ye Means Go Me Evangelism
The great commission
Why aren't we doing it?
How can we get started?
May Let Us Worship Together Worship
Worship changes (see pg. 1)
How to get ready to worship
June What Must I Do? Salvation
God has a plan
Man's part & God's part
July Faith Comes By ... Faith
Hearing the word
Life of hard knocks
Adding christian graces
Association with the faithful
August Bring This Doctrine Doctrine
1,000 year reign
September The Four Gospels Life of Christ
October By What Authority? Authority
Authority of Christ
November The End Is Near Last Things
December The Church Must ... Church
Impact the world
Have a plan
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