Monday, February 6, 2017

Worship Seminar - Noland, Chapters 6 & 7 - Preparing for Friday, February 10

According to our syllabus, we've come to Session 7 which moves us through Chapters 6 & 7 of the Rory Noland text.   I want to restate how significant these readings are to our theological understanding of worship.

Let's recall the structure of where Noland is going:  In chapter 4, we were presented the 3 most important questions in life:  Who is God?  Who am I?  What is God inviting me to do?

Next, the text fans out into major discussion of those questions: 1.) Chapter 5 considers "Who is God?"  2.) Chapter 6 considers "Who Am I?"  3.) Chapter 7 considers "What is God inviting me to do?" And the artistic beauty of this outline is that they connect in amazing ways.  Therefore, really hit the reading for our next gathering!  In your journaling, write the following:

1.  Chapter 6 lists ten characteristics of your identity in Christ. Like in chapter 5, make a list or chart of those attributes and write a brief summary or statement defining that element of your identity in Christ.

2.  Chapter 7 lists ten invitations from God.  Again, make a list or chart of the invitations and write a brief summary or statement defining the invitation.

3.  You journaled the following question related to Chapter 5: With which attribute of God's character are you most familiar? With which attribute of God's character are you least familiar?  Now that you have read through Chapter 7 and seen the chart on page 175 which aligns chapters 5, 6, and 7; how does this affect your response to those questions you previously journaled? A deeper understanding? A totally different understanding?