our focus in worship…

Clever video about what possibly goes on in our human minds during worship…thanks, Luke.

But…seriously.  What is your focus during worship?

How many times are we guilty of being late like this fellow with the weak arms and potentially rushing into the presence of the Lord.

I have blogged previously about Preparing to Worship, but what is your focus during worship?

I would jump in and say that this is a prime argument for always singing Biblically sound, theologically accurate, doctrine soaked songs.

I know of no better folks that write better songs then the folks at Sovereign Grace Music

We sang “O Great God”  (track #7 on the Valley of Vision CD)this past Sunday and I had a friend of mine come up to me and ask “What was that 2nd song we sang…the one with the lyrics that smacked me upside the head, they  were so powerful?!”

I would argue that our focus has to be a correct picture of God that reminds us of the message of Jesus Christ and his Gospel and teaches the doctrines we believe thru the lyrics of the songs.  There are many songs out there that do this, like SG, but unfortunately – there are many more that do not.

As Bob Kauflin likes to say —

Sing songs that say something

This song says something:

O Great God

O great God of highest heaven
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer every rebel power
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forevermore

I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your Word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace

Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my every thought and deed
O great God of highest heaven
Glorify Your Name through me


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