: Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God (): Bob Kauflin, Paul Baloche: Books. In Bob Kauflin, a pastor with Sovereign Grace Churches and Director of Sovereign Grace Music, wrote Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the . In , Bob Kauflin wrote Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God, in which he sought to connect a biblical theology of worship with.

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Worship Matters Quotes Showing of We simply benefit from the perfect offering of the Son to the Father through the power of the Spirit Ephesians 2: Worship is our humble, constant, appropriate, glad response to God’s self-revelation and his enabling invitation. Apart from this perspective, leading worship can become self-motivated and self-exalting. We can become burdened by the responsibility to lead others and can think that we might not be able to deliver the goods.

We subtly take pride in our worship, our singing, our playing, our planning, our performance, our leadership. Ultimately we separate ourselves from the God who drew us to worship him in the first place. That’s why biblical worship is God-focused God is clearly seenGod-centered God is clearly the priorityand God-exalting God is clearly honored.

Gathering to praise God can’t be a means to some “greater” end, such as church growth, evangelism, or personal ministry. God isn’t a genie we summon by rubbing the bottle called “worship. God is where we want to go. So God’s glory is the end of our worship, and not simply a means to something else. In the midst of a culture that glorifies our pitiful accomplishments in countless ways, we gather each week to proclaim God’s wondrous deeds and to glory in his supreme value.


He is holy, holy, holy. There is no one, and nothing, like the Lord. Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God. It’s doing it until you can’t get it wrong. We trust in our own wisdom, plans, creativity, and skill.

We forget that worship of the triune God includes the Holy Spirit. The Lord sees and judges the heart; he has no regard to outward forms of worship, if there be no inward adoration, if no mafters affection be employed therein.

It is therefore a matter of infinite importance, to have the whole heart engaged steadfastly for God.

Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God by Bob Kauflin

A worshiping community expects to encounter God’s presence not only on Sunday morning but every day. A worshiping community recognizes that passionate times of singing God’s praise flow from and lead to passionate lives lived for the glory of Jesus Christ. In fact, the moment we veer from what is true about God, we’re engaging in idolatry.

Regardless of what we think or feel, there is no authentic worship of God without a right knowledge of God. What we live for. It’s about who we are before God.

By looking at my life outside of Sunday morning. What do I enjoy the most? What do I spend the most time doing? Where does my mind drift to when I don’t have anything to do? What am I passionate about? What do I spend my money on?

What makes me angry when I don’t get it? What do I feel depressed without? What do I fear losing the most?


Our answers to those questions will woorship us straight to the God or gods we love and worship. It matters to God because he is the one ultimately worthy of all worship. It matters to us because worshiping God is the reason for which we were created. And it matters to every worship leader, because we have no greater privilege than leading others to encounter the greatness of God. That’s why it’s so important to think carefully about what we do and why we do it.

We learn that music isn’t an end in itself but rather a means of expressing the worship already present in our hearts through the new life we’ve received in Jesus Christ. Trying to lead without spiritual power is far more serious.

But normally not as obvious. Even if I can play the most complex chord progressions, write better songs than Matt Redman, or play a song flawlessly, I still need the atoning work of the Savior to perfect my offering of worship 1 Peter 2: We get to display the matchless Savior who died in our place, conquering sin, death, and hell in the process. Guiando a otros a encontrarse con Dios.

It involves being loyal, constant, and reliable. I’d failed to see that the only approval that matters–God’s–is impossible to earn but is offered as a gift through the gospel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.