Saturday, 5 April 2014

LAST SESSION IN THE WORSHIP CENTRAL COURSE

Seven months have flown since we began the Worship Central Course in October 2013.  Today Clay Cross musicians led the worship time and Dave B spoke on 'The Authentic Leader'.  The session was aimed at those who lead worship times but the biblical principles apply to all of us. A leader is there to make things happen, to inspire by example and encourage others to follow.  The teaching is based around the six strings of the guitar:

Examine your heart - ask God: Am I passionate for you, God? Am I changing and growing?  Am I seeking more of God? Mark 12:30 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength'.
Advance Humbly - Jesus was a servant.  Consider his wonders.  Contribute as servants.  Celebrate the success of others.
Deny Yourself - Jesus laid down his life for us.  No place for ego or selfish motives in worship.  Always looking to encourage and promote others not self.
Grow in Grace - no one is indispensable.  In fact we need to be looking for those who will replace us and encourage them in their gifting not competing.  Receive grace for yourself and exercise it towards others.
Be Obedient - the sacrifice of worship that God prizes most is obedience to him. To live our daily lives his way as offering to him. In our worship have we considered if we are worshiping his way or ours?
Enjoy the Adventure!

Focus on Jesus, encourage the flow of contribution in worship, encourage a flow together in the Holy Spirit.