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Godly and Biblical Worship
In this episode of the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Richard Caldwell turns the tables on our host, Dr. Josh Philpot and asks the questions. Dr. Caldwell tells us that Josh isn’t just the host of the Straight Truth Podcast, but that he is also the Pastor of Worship and Administration at Founders Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Today you’ll also learn why that Dr. is at the front of his name.
We have the privilege of hearing Josh share about his young life as a Christian and how he loved music and was involved with his church growing up. He shares about going to college in pursuit of music, and while there being challenged as a Christian to know what he believed and why he believed it. As he grew in his understanding and love for the things of God, people around him continued to encourage him in his pursuit of music and more specifically worship ministry. This eventually lead to the choice to attend seminary and explore this path. During his time in seminary, he attended and served in a small church where the pastors there also encouraged him in these endeavors. Josh says it was about this time when he really began to enjoy being a worship leader.
Dr. Caldwell tells us that Founders Baptist benefits greatly from Josh as he leads in worship, and it’s not related only to the music/song selections. Josh has a theological depth to his life and it shows in his ministry work and service to the body of Christ. Dr. Caldwell asks Josh to tell us a bit about how going to Christian schools, college and seminary have helped him in his ministry role.
Understanding Deeper in Doctrine
Josh explains that there are great benefits and help that have come out of these choices. Seminary, in particular, helped shape his understanding deeper in doctrine, and how it relates to the planning out and preparation of worship in services and more. Josh gives us a couple of guiding principles that he lives by as he plans and prepares the worship segment that leads up to the peaching of God’s Word. He explains the importance of it all coinciding with the text that is going to be taught, and the ability to help people have the Word of God richly dwell within them.
Josh also elaborates a bit on Founders Church “Call to Worship” and the elements involved in that (prayer, reading of God’s word, music, and giving). He reminds us that it is God’s people gathered together for something very important and special; worship that glorifies God. As we do this, he says even the people that are chosen to lead in these elements of worship is important because these roles are shepherding and pastoral tasks. He also tells us that personal holiness in the life of a worship leader is absolutely crucial to do what they do well. One other important aspect of being a worship leader is working with the pastor to do these tasks. This all is an accompaniment to the most important part of the service – the declaration of the Word of God.
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