Friday, May 4, 2007

When a sign says a lot

We are currently living in Pooler, GA. If you spend any time walking around this small suburb of Savannah, you will run into one of these signs in people's yards.

When I saw this sign for the first time, several questions came to mind:
How does Trinity UMC define worship?
Do they do anything else at this church besides worship?
When they are not at "church," do they still worship?
Is there any time for edification of the body?
The topic of what true worship is and isn't seems to be on a lot of people's minds (including mine). Why is this the case? Probably because so many churches have gotten so far away from what the Bible suggests worship should be.

Romans 12:1-2 seems to give an excellent summary statement of what true, biblical worship is. Paul writes, "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

Please read Alan Knox's post and the attached excellent comments on the topic of worship.

Let me leave with a few questions, if your church has a sign, what does it say about how you worship? If you could design a sign for your church, what would it say?

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