Here's our set from yesterday: "Faithful One" [original] "Say, Say" [Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, Chris Tomlin] "Our God" [Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, et al] "Hosanna" [Brooke Fraser, arr. by Starfield] "Cannons" [Phil Wickham] Message - "It's Your Serve--Be Missional" [Pastor Jay] INV - "Mighty to Save" [Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding]
This week, the focus of the morning was "Be Missional," so I took the angle of God's glory and fame, and our call to spread the news of His salvation and glory to the world. We often think of worship as merely something that happens within the church for the benefit of the church. However, when we worship the Lord like He deserves to be worshiped--in spirit and in truth--we are declaring the truth, which has transformational power. This affects not only the church, but also anyone who witnesses it. Moreover, if we live our lives for the purpose of worshiping our King, we are essentially telling others the truth of His greatness. Worship then results in us being missional, as we seek to exalt Jesus in everything we do. We will tell other people about Him, and love people like Him. We will seek opportunities to get more people involved in worshiping Him by placing their trust in Him, because He deserves the worship of every single being on this earth. In short, true worship will result in the mission of the church being fulfilled. As Jesus said, "‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40).
I hope you had a great day of worship wherever you were.
In the Son,