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Preaching as Worship
5 November 2009, 7:53 am
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I’ve been talking a bit lately to the Music Coordinator for our church about how we should ‘do music’ and where the music ministry is heading. We’ve done a number of innovative things already – Clifftop Praise, Jesus aLiVE – but obviously there is always need for thoughtful and prayerful consideration of how we can do ministry better. With this intention we went along to the young adults meeting (called The Inn) at Imagine Nations church in Penrith. I could easily write a whole post about this meeting and some reflections on it, but instead I just wanted to preface an interesting article I found on the Sovereign Grace blog by Jeff Purswell.

He preached at the WorshipGod09 conference obviously about worship. His main point was that while singing at church is really important, it is not the most important thing that happens. The preaching of God’s Word is the most important act of worship during the church meeting and it is only this that can stir the heart to genuine heartfelt affection for Christ expressed through singing.

It’s worth reading. Check it out here.


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Thanks for this Brad – I just read that article and it was really helpful and thought provoking. Particularly this quote: “in preaching we are no longer addressing God; he is addressing us. Nothing is more important than this moment.”
It’s an excellent reminder for gospel centred community overflowing in creative service and praise to God

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