There is an incredible legacy and heritage of worship in C3 Church. Almost every year for the last 38 years, we have released a worship album. These albums have played a significant role in the life of our church, and at our Night of Worship on Sunday, 2nd of December 2018 - we go at it again!
As a worship leader, one of the sweetest sounds to hear has got to be the sound of a congregation worshiping. Music has an incredible way of uniting people, and you’ll see this even outside the four walls of the church. Whether it be a concert, a sporting event, a wedding, music brings people together.
I believe that’s one of the reasons why God invented music. Music is important to the church, not just as a way to express our worship, but in the way it aligns us with each other. The early church knew this:
"Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord..." Ephesians 5:19 (NIV)
Even throughout the Old Testament you’ll find people doing this. The apostle Paul understood the power of song and corporate worship. It may seem like a funny concept: “speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs” - but that’s what happens when we gather. As we worship, as we sing, we are encouraging and stirring each other on in Christ. We are singing over each other.
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Revelation 2:29 (ESV)
A big part of the song writing process for me is listening to voice of the Holy Spirit. I try and listen to what God is saying in the season we are in as a church. My job as a song writer is to give voice to that. As a worship team, we work hard, we rehearse, we are out lots of nights through the week, and we always have our church in mind. We are praying that these songs would unlock something in you.
"And it shall come to pass that I will pour my spirit out on all people." Joel 2:28a (ESV)
I feel that this Sunday night is going to be one of those ‘Joel 2:28’ kind of nights. You don’t want to miss it! God inhabits our praise. In other words, He is there in the midst of it. As we draw near to God, the Bible says that God draws near to us.
Don’t under estimate the power of worship, the power of praise, the power of song. As we gather, as we lift up the name of Jesus, there is going to be a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
So come to the Night of Worship expectant, come ready, come as you are. No pretense, no holding back, there’s no judgement. Let’s gather. Let’s sing. Let’s dance. Let’s encourage one another. Let’s encounter God together. Let’s worship.
Let’s do this!
- Dan Korocz, Worship Pastor