THERE IS A BETTER WAY
I once read a story of a man who would prepare his sermon on a serviette, and he’d do this during worship! And he’d do this every single Sunday! Sounds spiritual hey? You may be wondering why aren’t we all like that?
Does the Holy Spirit only move right before we are going to preach or sing, or can He also speak days, weeks, even months ahead of time?
Does having no plan in place mean we are leaving more room for the Holy Spirit?
Does having a plan in place mean we are leaving no room for the Holy Spirit?
What if we never planned and just left everything up to God?
Just over 3 years ago we upgraded the data projector in our main auditorium and wow, we couldn’t believe the difference in clarity and brightness! Look, we didn’t upgrade to anything #hillsong would be proud of, but for us it was certainly a big improvement.
We went from a Dell 2300MP to a Dell 4320. A 2300 lumens to a 4300 lumens machine.
We were blown away.
All of a sudden our videos looked brighter and clearer, song lyrics seemed to ‘pop’ out and sermon illustrations made sense even on the brightest of days. The hours our design team put into making promo and announcement videos was worth it.
Then something changed.
Taken from the Hillsong site.
The Apostles’ Creed is one of the most extraordinary statements in history; one of the most unifying statements of Christian belief. It centres around the core beliefs that have united the Church for centuries, and is a great part of many corporate worship services around the world.
With this in mind, John Dixon, Director of the Centre for Public Christianity, tweeted a brief request on January 4th, 2014:
Tim Hughes and the Worship Central UK team are heading to South Africa in October!
They will be in Port Elizabeth on 7 October, Durban on the 8th and with Martin Smith in Cape Town on the 11th. Martin Smith will also be running a Worship Workshop in Jhb on 9 October 2014.
The guys at Worship Central have also put together a fantastic 7-week Worship Training Course that you can run with your team. The material can be downloaded for free and includes video teaching sessions and printed notes for your team.
Some of the topics covered include Why is worship central?; leading worship; releasing creativity and playing as a team. Check it out!
We have not been created to worship but created as worshippers.
The difference is that we don’t choose when we worship and when we don’t.
The truth is we are always worshipping.
The question is what are we worshipping?
Col. 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…”
You never are just doing your duty.
You never are just cranking it out.
You never are just going through the motions…
When we fail to see the glory of the King of the universe, we bring Him our leftovers.
Hey, been a while.
So this last weekend half our Church were away on a building project in #Swaziland. Church was quiet. Kids Church even quieter. And the band? Half the guys weren’t there!
You’ll remember a while ago me raving about all the new people that have joined our worship team, and you would’ve thought that this weekend would’ve been the perfect opportunity to get them involved. But I never. A missed opportunity. But never again. And here’s why…
At band rehearsal last night I finally made the transition.
Yep, I’m on in-ears.
No more ugly wedge monitor.
I’ll tell you after Sunday for how long though.