/ Barry York

3GT Episode 176: Worship in Exile

With podcasting providing natural social distancing, the 3GTers tackle issues of worship when much of the church is quarantined. How are we to view worship when the church is not together?

They begin by remembering that the church has faced pandemics before. Next, they explain the current worship practice of their own congregations. The guys then discuss how we should view this format of digital worship in a Biblical manner. They explain how this current situation is worship in exile. It is real but incomplete. This time should encourage a greater regard for the invisible church. Online worship creates grief over the judgment of God and the separation we have from one another. This situation reveals the true longings of hearts and the presence (or lack thereof) of heavenly desires. The dilemma we are in does not pit the fourth and sixth commandment against one another, but gives us the opportunity to practice true wisdom in applying the law of God.

These issues and several others are addressed on this episode. So though you may be in exile, you can still join together with the guys as always here at 3GT!


Barry York

Barry York

Sinner by Nature - Saved by Grace. Husband of Miriam - Grateful for Privilege. Father of Six - Blessed by God. President of RPTS - Serve with Thankfulness. Author - Hitting the Marks.

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