Whether you call them habits or rituals, we organize our lives around a repeated series of actions that we repeat on a regular basis. We go through the same steps every morning when we wake up and every night before we go to bed. We come to the table in a particular way, maybe we talk, maybe we eat in silence. Church and worship are similar, as are family devotions. Once our routines are established, our habits and rituals neatly in place, we rarely, if ever, reconsider them. But these are things that make up our lives.
In this episode, we spend time discussing and examining the nature of rituals and habits. We talk about how they are formed and why they often go unconsidered. We discuss the natural times in our lives when we might have cause to reevaluate our patterns, such as when we get married or when we have children. We also talk about the life of the church, and how a local body works together to create habits and rituals that are faithful to the worship of God but also how easy it is to carry forward traditions that did not come from scripture, but that we have never stopped to think about. Finally, we discuss how habits and rituals can replace the true knowledge of God in a person’s life and form the basis of almost all false religions.
Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson