This morning, I had the privilege of leading an epic worship time at Faith Community Church. Epic in the way young people use that word these days, but also epic in theological and prophetic scope. Isaiah 12:4 says this: Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name Make known among the nations what he […]Read More Make Him Known Among the Nations
Last night, I held our first mentoring group meeting: a cosy group of guys in the worship ministry hungry to grow together and learn from each other. We had really interesting discussions, sharing our journeys, our dreams and our understanding of worship as we began to work our way together through Bob Kauflin’s book, Worship Matters. […]Read More Should I Be Enjoying the Worship?
As a person who feels his calling is worship, I actually get simultaneously excited and intimidated by missions. On the one hand, I believe that missions and worship are completely interconnected in the way that John Piper describes, that is, worship is both the fuel and the goal of missions. So it excites me whenever […]Read More From the 10/40 Window to the 4/14 Window
Here is a great definition of worship I recently came across whilst reading John Piper’s Let the Nations Be Glad. Piper says (at 231): Worship is not a gathering. It is not essentially a song service or sitting under preaching. Worship is not essentially any form of outward act. Worship is essentially an inner stirring of […]Read More Worship: Treasuring God Above All Else
One of my favourite Psalms, both for personal encouragement and as a great service starter is Psalm 103: Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your […]Read More Blessing the Lord
I’m reading John Piper’s Let the Nations Be Glad at the moment and have really been challenged by the depth of his thinking, particularly around the topic of God’s glory. If you ever need a clearer statement about the intersection of worship and missions, go no further than the first paragraph of Piper’s treatise, where […]Read More Worship is the Fuel and Goal of Missions
I had a quick run to the Christian bookshop this morning after breakfast and picked up some stuff. CDS Passion: White Flag Matt Redman: 10,000 Reasons International House of Prayer Student Awakening: Joy Bethel Music: The Loft Sessions Hillsong United: Live in Miami Books Craig Groeschel: What is God Really Like John Piper: Let the […]Read More New Stuff (and Some Old)