Worship setlist 4.6.14

Blessed Be Your Name

We Crown You

Never Once


How Can I Keep From Singing

Oh You Bring


Worship setlist 3.30.14

Your Love Never Fails

All Creatures of Our God and King

Revelation Song

Because of Your Love

How Great is Our God


Worship setlist 3.23.14

Divine Romance (Psalm 63 fragments during instrumental)

The Solid Rock –> There Is None Like You

// Congregational reading and reflection on Philippians 4:4

Happy Day

Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)

God is Able


Worship setlist 3.16.14


Everlasting God

Come Thou Fount


Forever Reign



Worship setlist 3.9.14

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

Mighty to Save

Be Thou My Vision

From the Inside Out

How He Loves


Worship Setlist 3.2.14

Beautiful One

At Your Name

[Psalm 139 Reflection]


When I Survey –> Amazing Love

Heart of Worship


Your Grace is Enough


Worship Setlist 2.23.14

Be Lifted High

Lead Me To the Cross

10,000 Reasons

[Ephesians 2:1-8 Reflection]

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

Mighty to Save

One Thing Remains


Worship Setlist 2.16.14

Divine Romance

One Thing Remains

Christ is Enough


Beautiful Things


Worship Setlist 2.9.14

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

Your Grace is Enough

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

White as Snow (Foreman version)

Beneath the Waters

Holy, Holy, Holy


Have To versus Get To

You ever heard a pastor give a challenge to a congregation and say something to the effect of, “I’m speaking to myself, too”? Well that’s this entry. In fact I’d say it’s pointed only at me, but maybe you’ll choose to catch the ricochet.

You don’t have to lead worship on Sunday; you get to lead worship. You don’t have to point people to Jesus; you get to do it.

There is a 180-degree difference between having to- and getting to lead worship. It’s obligation versus opportunityguarantee versus gift, task versus treasure. “Have to” focuses on your worth while “Get to” focuses on God’s.

Have to is utilitarian and reasonable: You are supposed to do it. You may even get paid to do it. It’s good in general.

Get to is whimsy: We’re all sinners saved by a loving Father; what’s better than celebrating Him? It’s good in general, and in particular.

See the position of worship leader as one of undeserved honor. You were called before you were ready–BTW you will never deserve the position, though you may lose some of your rough edges over time–but God has appointed you so keep focused on your task. And when it’s all said and done and your weekend services are over, you’ll know how well you’ve done depending on whether your heart’s closing prayer is “Thank you” or “You’re welcome.”

You don’t have to lead worship; you get to lead worship.

Tagged , , ,

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 48 other followers