.entry-info {display: none;}

Corporate Worship

The Local Church as a Counterculture | ORBC Shares

The Local Church as a Counterculture.jpg

The Local Church as a Counterculture

written by Brett McCracken for 9Marks

“The ironic thing about relevance is that when you self-consciously strive for it, it’s often the fastest track to irrelevance. When you have to draw attention to all the ways you are relevant, your lack of it becomes awkwardly obvious.

True relevance for the church will come insofar as we pay less attention to our seeming irrelevance in the world, and more attention to our reverence before God and faithfulness to our mission.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Why Posture Matters in Worship | ORBC Shares

Why Posture Matters in Worship.jpg

Why Posture Matters In Worship

written by Stephen Miller for The Gospel Coalition

"Certainly there are moments when we should stand still in silence before the Lord—that in itself is a posture of worship. However, if we consistently find ourselves in corporate worship with our arms folded, mouthing the words with a blank, glazed over or bored look on our face, this posture indicates we may not be experiencing an inward heart of adoration, wonder, and awe that is characteristic of true, spiritual worship. But rather than forcing our hands in the air, we should ask God to draw us nearer to him and seek how he desires to be worshiped"

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Why Congregational Singing Matters Today More than Ever | ORBC Shares

Why Congregational Singing Matters Today More than Ever.jpg

Why Congregational Singing Matters Today More than Ever

written by Keith Getty for The Gospel Coalition

"Singing is an act of obedience; we gather and sing because we’re called to. Like telling the truth. Like loving our wives and our children. Like loving our neighbor as ourselves. These may seem like bold statements, but consider this: Singing is a real and tangible expression of loving the Lord with our whole hearts and our whole selves, and loving our neighbor as ourselves."

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE