Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Few Thoughts On Worship - Part One

A.W. Tozer said, concerning worship: "Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us."

Now, I am not sure where this quote comes from, but I believe that Tozer is here referring to our corporate worship services, and specifically the music we use as a venue for worship, rather than worship as a lifestyle or our service to God and others as worship.

What Tozer is calling for is some introspection on the part of those responsible for organizing and facilitating corporate worship through song. This goes just as much for other media venues such as drama and video, but sung worship is much more common, so we'll leave the others out for this discussion.

Worship leaders, team members, what are we striving for? Are we striving to please God, to offer up a sweet-smelling aroma of worship as we stand before the Bride of Christ to lead the way to His throne - to His feet - or are we striving for something less?

We'll explore this topic further in my next post...
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