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There Is More to Worship

There is greater meaning to living a life of worship than singing or meeting once in a while at a gathering. There is so much more to worship. We are called to exalt Jesus not simply through a word spoken or a song sung, but by the giving of our lives.

We are called to be devoted to the Lord as living sacrifices, pure and holy. This is a part of true worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all…] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable…service and spiritual worship.”
(Romans 12:1 AMPC, emphasis added)

Making a decisive dedication is a lifetime choice of our free will. It is the devotion of all that we are and all that we have to the Lord. Thankfully, He first pours out His love upon us so that we long to do this because of love for Him. Every bridge is burned, every idol cast down. It is never looking back as we surrender our hearts and lives to our Bridegroom King.

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Taking Song Requests?

This is a question especially for fellow worship leaders. I would love your feedback on this!

What do you do when you get requests for this or that hymn or praise song?

I’d love to hear anything you have to say about this topic, but some specific concerns I have are:

1. How do you respond to the person (as in a member of the congregation) requesting, particularly when you don’t want to give them a “yes” or “no”?

2. What about hymns/songs that don’t work corporately in worship, or that are theologically off? How do we approach this person (if needed) & let them know that the hymn/song is problematic, etc.?