This blog exists to help fuel our worship - to help us see and savor God as the greatest treasure in all of existence! We'll be posting playlists of songs and a brief reflection on particular issues related to worship.
What is worship? Why do we worship? How do we worship? What is the goal or purpose of worship? What are healthy expressions of worship? These are questions people have been asking me over the past months and questions I have reflected on over the years. I wanted to start this blog series because God has really impressed upon me the importance of worship, and particularly the need to cultivate deeper and more faithful worship among this community of God's people.
Worship isn't merely a sideline issue, it is the purpose for which we were created!
"The final end of all existence is the worship of God. God created the universe so that it would display the worth of all His glory. And He created us so that we would see this glory and reflect it by knowing and loving it - with all our heart and soul and mind and strength." (John Piper). In other words, our purpose is to behold and treasure the glory of God's character and the grace of His activity toward us - particularly as this has been revealed in Scripture and in the person and work of Jesus Christ applied to us through His Spirit - and to be changed as a result! This is true worship - to behold and savor God as supremely valuable!
2 Corinthians 3:18 says, "And as we... behold the glory of the Lord, we are transformed increasingly into His image." And Psalm 34:8, "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!"
My prayer is that as you engage with these songs, your mind will be fed with His truth, your affections and desires will be captivated by His beauty, your heart will be softened by His love, and you will be moved to surrender in full to the God who made you for Himself!
Worship playlist - August
- Relentless - Hillsong United
- Steadfast Love - Loud Harp
- Great I Am - New Life Worship
- This is Amazing Grace - Jeremy Riddle, Bethel Music
- Raised to Life - Elevation Worship
- Love Is War - Hillsong United
- For the Cross - Jenn Johnson, Brian Johnson, Bethel Music
- Father You Are All We Need - Citizens & Saints
- Rising Sun - All Sons & Daughters
- Future/Past - John Mark McMillan
- You Have Won Me - Brian Johnson, Bethel Music
- You Have Searched Me - Citizens & Saints
- Be Thou My Vision - Ascend The Hill
- We Sing As One - Trinity Grace Church
- All I Have Is Christ - Sovereign Grace Music
- Great Are You Lord - All Sons & Daughters