We want to set a table that entices our people to sit down and dig in.
We must be careful that we don’t gauge the Spirit’s effectiveness in our church based on how many people feel a certain way.
A lot of worship diets are like "Oreos for breakfast."
When we worship in song, we are recognizing what is already true about God. We are saying: Look at our God, behold our Savior - He is worthy of our praise! We don’t make God glorious with our praise; rather, we praise Him because He is glorious.
Sometimes shepherding the room is simply getting out of the way so that the real Shepherd can do His work.
Culture is relentless in leading us to believe that all of life exists with ourselves at the center. When it comes to worshiping God, preference gives way to His worth and we are to strive for unity within the Body.
The Father orchestrated the plan of salvation, the Son accomplished it, and the Spirit applies it. So it is in corporate worship.
As worship leaders, our primary job is to raise our church’s gaze to Christ - to take their eyes off the mundane things of life and set them on the majesty of their Savior.
As worship leaders, we don’t have to lead anyone into God’s presence. We’ve already been carried there by the finished work of Christ at Calvary.
The beauty of the gospel is that it hijacks our worship and aims it at the One in whom our worship finds its consummation of joy.
When we dwell on the gospel, it should stir within the depths of our soul an uncontainable joy.