Sunday Worship

I think it is wonderful how the church is pushing the boundaries of what we call worship. I heard this morning about a church that meets in a cafe, and draws people that wouldn't set foot in a traditional church building. I would just love to be around in a hundred years time and witness the way worship and church has developed!

This is a worship video about the Holy Trinity, using the cross and abstract images. Let's call it a meditation. I guess you will either love it or hate it. As for me, I think it's brilliant and we need more of this fresh, contemporary expression of worship in our churches!

Comments

Sidharth said…
I'm a person who loves worshiping the Lord with soft music, or sometimes no music at all.

Though I'm very choosy about the kind of stuff I hear, I believe that the music, and the words are just means to worship. Worship simply is presenting ourselves a living sacrifice to God to think His thoughts and thereby be transformed to do His will in this body He has given us[Romans 12:1-2].

If this music/song helps one to worship more, go for it. =)

I personally have bad experiences with Rock [Heavy metal and Death Metal]...I strongly suggest all who ask for my advice to keep away from these, as these kind causes ones reasoning to be unstable...

Sidharth
Sidharth said…
Oops....I didn't mean this song you posted when I said "I strongly suggest all who ask for advice to keep away from these...". I meant Heavy metal and Death metal Rock where there is screaming and howling...=)
Mike said…
I agree Sidarth. Thanks for the comments. This music is surely glorifying to God!

Of course we all know that 'worship' is offering all of us to God. The word worship has come to mean 'the music and singing bit' and I have no problem with that.
Mia said…
Paul.
I'am not a good english writter, sorry the errors.
In my view, music call everyone. The catholic church in Portugal, is now changing the way, because the others are very different, they sing so much, they claping, and the catholic is very rigorouse.
Let's the music play.
I hope you understanding my words.
Best regards
Mia
Wanda said…
That was a cool video. Worship has taken on a new face in our generation! Especially now, with dance, art, and abstract. I really liked the silver rotating cross!
Thanks for a new experience in worship today!
Interesting concept about the video... I'm all for different ways of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Although I have to disagree with the quote in this video where it says: "One in Three." That would mean three gods... We have to be so careful to stay true to the Scriptures.

The Bible talks about God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit, "Three in One." Three persons in the Godhead... The Trinity is One eternal God.

Just my two cents...
Mike said…
Mmm?! Interesting. I hadn't picked that up. Of course the Bible doesn't actually mention 'three in one'. The Trinity is more inferred. I'm not sure 1 in 3 is any different to 3 in 1. Will have to think on that!

Thanks Susan.
Hey Mike, you are very gracious.

I suppose this is what I was refering to in First John 5:7 (not the Gospel of John):

"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."

As for the Word... the Gospel of John, chapter one talks about the Word becoming flesh... Jesus Christ.

There are other Scriptures too that talk about the the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Three persons - One God. Mind boggling, isn't it?

Have a great day Mike! And thanks for visiting my site and for your kind words:)
Mike said…
I think I have a lot to learn and if this turns into a discussion on the Trinity we might be here a while!?

Which version is that Susan? The NIV says 'in agreement' which means something a bit different.

Sometimes I think I need to learn Greek. Oh no! Help!
Okay Mike, without getting off on a too much of a tangent, I called my Dad who is a Hebrew and Greek professor at the Graduate Level for the Greek. (Didn't know I'd pull that one out of my hat, right? - [smile])

I John 5:7 is left out of the NIV and other modern translations based off the critical text. (What a shame!)

The KJV and NKJV keep it. They are translated from the majority text.

My Dad translated the verse directly from the Greek and it translates the same as the KJV and NKJV.

The "these three are one" is word for word. The word "one" is the neuter form in Greek meaning the essential nature of God. God is indivisible as to His nature. One eternal God, eternally revealed to us in three persons.

Compare that to what Jesus says about Himself in John 10:30. "I and the Father are one." Again the "one" is translated to mean the essential nature of God as a being.

Also, check Matthew 28:19 - "... in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Name is singular. Again, One God, three distinct persons but not seperate.

Interesting, isn't it?

We're just touching the tip of the iceberg...
Mike said…
I found the verse in the NIV here.

Perhaps it is only certain versions of the NIV of which there are many.

I shall have to do a theology degree next, after I've learnt Greek of course!