I find writing songs very hard. And rather nerve-wracking. I feel more vulnerable when I am performing a song I have written than pretty much any other circumstance I experience. However, if I don’t do it why should I expect anybody else to do so? I’ve been challenging myself to write more music, even if on a limited scale. 

This last Sunday in the Thames Valley churches of Christ I experimented with the communion and a song I had written. It is by no means perfected, and, I must admit, I really don’t like the lyrics! However, I received good feedback and I’m glad I tried something creative. The recording is attached for you to listen to and let me know what you think.

Come on, everyone, let’s be more creative in 2019! What could you do in your very next service that would shake things up a little? You don’t have to throw everything out, but why not tweak something? Some of our members have been going to services for several decades, and it is a challenge for them not to become bored. We, as those privileged with leading corporate worship, have a responsibility and a privileged opportunity to help people keep their collective worship refreshed.

What have you seen done recently, or tried yourself which has been a little bit different? Even if it hasn’t worked, that’s fine. We learn from such experiences. Let me know what has been going on. Oh, and let’s stay in touch with things we’re trying on the corporate worship matters Facebook page and website. Whatever you’re doing, on any given Sunday, please post it. You might not think it’s interesting, but I’ll bet it’s different from what the rest of us are doing.

Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org.

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

God bless, Malcolm

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PPS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John