“The Heart of Worship”: #3 Experiencing the Presence of God. Psalm 22:3. While the key to experiencing the presence of God is praise and worship, the key to praise and worship is music. It is a very distinct type of music, identified not so much by the notes, harmonies and rhythms as much as by the lyrics. Not all Christian music is “Praise and Worship” music. In this sermon Pastor Barry shares the unique characteristics of Praise and Worship music and why it is so effective in manifesting the presence and power of God. Is it any wonder Satan has worked so hard to make music one of the primary battle-grounds in the church?
“The Heart of Worship” Series: To Martha, worried and fussing over many pressing things, our Lord said, “…only a few things are necessary, really only one.” Luke 10:41. Worship is that one essential thing. Many of us are like Martha, distracted and too busy to sit at the Savior’s feet. The hectic pace of life only elevates the importance of active deliberate worship. In this sermon series, The Heart of Worship, Pastor Barry carefully and clearly sets forth the principles of worship – what it is, why it is so important, and how to do it in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Blessings flow from authentic worship, for it is only when we experience the heart of worship that we can both plumb the depths and explore the heights of the abundant life Jesus came to give us.