“Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!”
The opening hymn was, Majesty, worship His majesty.
Alister told the story of the minister who, when asked how his flock was, replied, “I don’t have one; they think for themselves.
He encouraged the congregation to continue the Non-Subscribing tradition of liberal, free thinking - to challenge, question and interpret, in a respectful way.
Alister quoted M-People singer Heather Small and her 2000 hit which reached No.16 in the UK Singles Chart:
“Still so many answers I don't know
Realize that to question is how we grow”
You have to work it out for yourself. Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons doesn’t make it right.
To question is to grow.