True worship will always lead naturally and organically to incarnational mission (i.e. mission that is done in the context of normal life as opposed to special "outreach" events). If the worship we engage in does not set our lives along that path, we are not worshiping in spirit and truth.
True worship is always kind of like a strong coffee or a robust red wine: the flavors are deep and complex, and often the taste shocks our senses when we first encounter it. Often we’re not even sure we like it at first because we’re so used to sugary colas and juices. True worship often shocks the senses and tends to offend, but it is well worth having, because of the phenomenal results.
True worship often shocks the senses and tends to offend, but it is well worth having, because of the phenomenal results.
I understand the comparison of coffee to cola, yet when something is describe as offensive there are usually two responses: repulsion or curiosity. Would you elaborate on the idea of authentic worship being offensive and why the results are worth being offended? Something tells me it has to do with the ‘light’ of God’s glory shining in dark places.
Existential Punk says
WOW! This is so succinct and filled with such depth! THANK YOU! i am going to post this on my blog! Adele