Collin Hansen has a very helpful interview today with Bryan Chapell. It’s worth reading the whole thing. Here’s a helpful line:
. . . worship that is gospel-true has a consistent shape despite historical and stylistic variations. Think of it this way: Just as trucks that carry eggs and trucks that carry gasoline have different shapes to accommodate their contents, so also the best worship is always shaped by the gospel it contains and proclaims.
And here’s the closing question and answer:
If pastors could make one change to their worship service next Sunday, what would you recommend?
Structure the aspects of worship to reflect your understanding of the gospel and tell people (briefly) how each component advances that understanding.
Here’s the book: Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice.