It’s not just ‘what’ we do that counts, it’s ‘why’ we do it.
How can we develop families which look different to the world?
A song is usually just a vehicle to get the worshipers to worship. It is a means to an end, not an end in itself.
Volume, loud and quiet, the dynamic range are part of the music. We need to learn to use them.
In order to be brilliant as a musician you need to spend time with your instrument. You need to spend time with music…
It is important for any musician who wants to use their gift for God, to honour God by practising and growing in musical knowledge and skill.
“Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.” Psalm 149:1
Bowing the lowest is a visible sign of submission, a humbling of yourself before another. Kneeling completes the logical progression.
by Adam Hellyer In Reverent Fear “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Psalm 95:6,7 A young man once said to me that bowing, “is like shaking hands in Chinese.” In fact it is …
Today if you have never clapped your hands and shouted in triumph, take the plunge!
When we come to God in worship lifting our hands is a physical demonstration of the surrender in our heart and mind to His Lordship.
To worship God is beautiful. That God receives our adoration should be reward enough.
Worship is more than singing; it is a state of mind and condition of the heart.
There is a song for now. In the same way that certain scriptures, words and phrases, take on new significance in different seasons, so our songs need to reflect what God is doing in the times we are in.
When I was just 14 years old I heard a girl in her 20’s speak of her decision to save her first kiss for marriage…
When our worship songs focus on His character, glory, power, love and grace, we can’t go wrong. Singing to Him about how amazing He is can only be good for us; it takes our focus off ourselves and onto what – or rather, Who – is unchanging.
My fear is that in our exuberance to be passionate for God, it is possible to worship in vain- that God would say, “take away from me the noise of your songs”!
The first day of the Cape Town Four12 conference is done and dusted, and it was a good one! Here are 7 things I learned today…
“How do I know what Christian music is ‘good’ to be listening to and worshipping with? What should I listen out for, and do you have any really ‘sound’ recommendations?”
At the most recent Four12 SA Conference Andrew Selley announced the upcoming Four12 Album project. Part of changing the way the world does church is changing the way the world does worship.