The vitality people experience in church doesn’t come from any personality or style of leadership. It is the glory of the Lord. The liberty we experience is because of the presence of the Lord, and our worship makes room for that. The same thing is true in our homes.
We’ve been inclined to conclude "mind" and "spirit" are synonyms, when the Bible shows the "heart" is a more likely candidate to answer to the meaning of "worshiping in spirit" (John 4:24). The exercises of our enlightened minds may deduce God, but only our ignited hearts can delight Him. Pastor Jack explains how to get to the "heart" of worship...
Worship is not just something we do together in church; it is a way of life. It makes room for God to do things more powerfully, readily and gloriously than anything man can work up on his own.
I’m thankful that through Christ Jesus, the One who made all things, I am being recovered from the debris of confusion in a world where most of humankind have lost their identity and their destined individuality. It’s enough to wake you up in the morning with a song.
Few believers understand the power of song. Worship is not just a “warm-up” to the sermon. Singing opens the way for an increase of the Holy Spirit’s overflow in us, as well as an unfolding of discernment regarding His will in our lives.
Worship is the starting point of everything that begets substance and fruitfulness in our lives. While praise is worthy, God wants us to come into His presence. It’s in that encounter that we experience watershed worship.