One Word is Not Enough. I am excited to begin a new blog series with you that will address the atmosphere of our worship experience on Sunday mornings! The inspiration for this new series came a few Sundays ago when a member of our church family shared this: She happened to see a lady by herself walking into the worship center. It was a few minutes before the start of the service, and she noticed the lady heading for the same area where she often sits. Instead of telling the lady not to sit in her seat (which yes I’m told does still happen), she invited the lady to sit and worship with her. What an awesome moment for one of our family members to welcome someone new that way, and in so doing, to become a leader in our Sunday morning worship experience!
Imagine the atmosphere on Sunday mornings if each one of us approached worship with what we can contribute, and not just what we can receive? From the front row to the back row, there is an opportunity for each of us to contribute and participate more freely in worship. In this new series, we will be looking at the seven key Old Testament words for worship. Our God is so amazing and worthy of worship that it took seven big Hebrew words to adequately describe the expression of worship. One word was not enough, and as we will see, each word will teach us a different facet about worship expression and participation. I’ve been sharing these words in our Wednesday night Prayer Service, and I can’t wait to share them with you in this broader online communication platform. -Jason