Thursday, May 14, 2009
What Makes Worship Good?
Is it the latest greatest music? The coolest lights and sound? Both speakers at the 1st session of Reveal said no! They reminded us that the people in Genesis 11:4 building the tower of Babel were all about "declaring their own wonders." But the praying church in Acts 1 and 2 was all about "declaring the wonders of God" [Mike's paraphrase].
One of the key ingredients in "good" worship therefore is that whatever happens there declares the wonders of God. Katina Chappell and friends definitely did that this morning prior to our first session at day two of Reveal. What else makes worship good? A unified congregation? Engaged worshipers? Lifting up Christ? Please comment below to weigh in.
Psalm 92 says, "It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands."