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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol

Role: Conference speaker

Scott Aniol is an author, speaker, and teacher of worship, church music philosophy, culture, and aesthetics. He is the founder of Religious Affections Ministries, and lectures around the country in churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries. Scott has authored two books, including Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, and Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, plus dozens of articles.

Scott holds a master's degree in Musicology (NIU) and is currently writing his PhD dissertation in worship and culture (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary).

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Wed, Mar 11, 2020
Series: 2020 Chafer Theological Seminary Pastors’ Conference
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 37 secs
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Series: 2020 Chafer Theological Seminary Pastors’ Conference
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Series: 2020 Chafer Theological Seminary Pastors’ Conference
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 29 secs
Wed, Mar 06, 2013
Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-19
Series: 2013 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 33 mins 45 secs
The missional church movement has significantly influenced evangelical churches in recent years, especially through its philosophy of evangelism and worship. Missional advo­cates argue that the church is part of the missio Dei—the mission of God—and thus it must see its ministries as fitting within that mission. Essential to the accomplishment of that mission is embedding the church in its target culture, which missional authors call “incarnation.” In order to evangelize a culture, they argue, churches must contextualize the message of the gospel in the culture. According to the grandfather of the missional movement, Lesslie Newbigin, contextualization is “the placing of the gospel in the total context of a culture at a particular moment, a moment that is shaped by the past and looks to the future.”
Wed, Mar 06, 2013
Passage: 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Series: 2013 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 5 secs
You can read more about this topic in Scott Aniol's book Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World
Tue, Mar 05, 2013
Series: 2013 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 38 mins 57 secs
Mon, Mar 04, 2013
Passage: Hebrews 10:19-23
Series: 2013 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 28 secs
I want to address what I believe is really at the center of the whole debate about music in worship. There are many issues that could be addressed, of course, such as worldliness or the morality of music. But when it comes down to the differences of conviction regarding the purpose of music in worship that lead to differences over what kind of music is appropriate for worship, I am convinced that at its essence, such differences are different understandings of the nature of worship itself.