Thinking about worship 2 ….

Leading on from my previous post on this subject, here is another helpful article on Bob Kauflin’s blog on the issue of entering the presence of God. Here is his understanding of what a worship leader is actually doing:

“So as I’m standing in front of the church, leading them in songs, Scripture reading, and prayer, my goal is not to “lead them into God’s presence,” but to help them remember and celebrate what Christ has accomplished for them through his righteous life, atoning death, and glorious resurrection. As they place their faith and trust in the perfect high priest, they will most likely experience a fresh awareness of God’s nearness. Their position in Christ hasn’t changed. Their appreciation of it has. The church will be built up and God will be glorified.”

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