“In addition to singing songs during the service, you can incorporate music into your service in another way.
I have a theory that if you take a secular song and reframe it around a theological idea, that idea will lodge in people’s minds on an even deeper level.
Recently, I taught on the Ephesians passage about husbands respecting their wives. As people left the service, we played Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.” Many men have told me that when they hear that song now, it reminds them of the biblical imperative to love their wives as Christ loved the church
As Paul knew and demonstrated in his day, taking the things of culture and reframing them around biblical principles goes a long way.”
– Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley
The above quote is from p. 116 of Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services.
Engage is your step-by-step, stress-free guide to planning creative worship services that allow for true life change. Comprehensive in scope, Engage provides teaching pastors, worship leaders, and volunteers with the tools they need to work together to develop and implement a worship planning system that improves communication, enhances creativity, and honors Jesus every week.
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