Incorporating Scripture Into Worship

Yesterday I wrote about a scripture reading we did in which we combined “Shout To The Lord” and Psalm 96. Integrating music and scripture is a great way to include more of God’s word in our services.

And scripture should be a fundamental part of our worship services. I like how Gary Durbin opens his post on the subject:

But just like most things in life, you can always learn something. As bad as the conference was, I walked away learning something that has been very vital to my ministry. I attended one of the workshops they offered, and the teacher said something that stuck with me. He said that the most impacting thing we could give our crowd every week, during the music, was scripture. He challenged us to make sure we used scripture, somehow, someway, during every worship set we lead. I took that advice, and it has become a huge part of my worship set every week since that conference.

Gary goes on to list six ways to incorporate scripture into your worship service. There’s nothing earth-shattering or shocking in his list, but it’s a good reminder of how easy it is to make God’s Word a major part of our worship.

Here’s just one of his tips (which appealed to me for obvious reasons if you know me at all):

The Word of God is not restricted to pages bound together. The Word of God is much bigger than that. We live in a day and age of technology. It’s not going away. I’ve used everything from a Blackberry, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad to read scripture, and guess what? It’s still powerful, because its still God’s Word. I definitely embrace the use of technology.

Go check out the rest of Gary’s list. Definitely worth your time, because God’s Word should always be a part of our worship.

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