Talk to yourself!

Thursday, September 10, 2009
I've started listening over the last few weeks to talks from the WorshipGod09 conference run by Sovereign Grace ministries. I've attached a video below “Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Leading", an interview with Bob Kauflin & CJ Mahaney. Well worth a listen. You can download 24 free mp3's from the conference here. But before that a great quote from Bob on why singing is so important:

You’ve heard the Martyn Lloyd-Jones quote about how most of our unhappiness comes from listening to ourselves more than we talk to ourselves. In light of this, corporate worship is a serious gift! Singing in corporate worship is a means of talking to yourself. This provides us an opportunity to stop listening to ourselves, to stop listening to sin, legalism, condemnation, and to begin singing and talking to ourselves. And by the end of corporate worship there is a good chance that we will experience the joy of the gospel. Not very often in our noisy world do we have such an opportunity to talk to ourselves. So what your church is saying in these moments of corporate singing is very important. And what a unique opportunity worship leaders have to transfer the hope of the gospel to people in corporate worship. And to think, you can do this each and every Sunday!

Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Leading from Sovereign Grace Ministries on Vimeo.

Gettin into Jesus again

Sunday, September 06, 2009
We've played a couple of Brian Houston's worship songs at church but he's probably better known outside of the church as one of Northern Ireland's great songwriters. A great example of bringing 'worship' music outside the church. Here's an example of his songwriter and musicianship