The Art of Worship
Mosaic's community spent last weekend (March 3-5) together at Hickory Knob State Park. The retreat offered us all much needed rest and a time of sweet communion. This is what community is all about. It's about being together, seeking God together, growing together, and simply having fun! Revival is born and bred in deep relationships centered around the love of God and his mission in the world. So check out this message, and consider how you can bring revival home.
We just expereinced yet another glorious Sunday! Thanks be to God! Prophetic words, missional prayers, time to lift up our friends at Maxwell House ... just so much good! Thank you for being all in on this experiment in deeper worship. Friends, the Lord is doing a new thing. Can you sense it? This Sunday, we close our series on The Art of Worship with a message on how to carry all we've learned into our homes and families. We will take time to pray for families and we'll share in communion. And yes, I anticipate yet another powerful move of God, and look forward to joining you in watching Him work.
P.S. - The Asbury Revival continues! This is day six of continuous prayer and worship on the campus of Asbury University. Several of our staff team are traveling to Wilmore this week to soak in the goodness and power of God. Keep praying that this move of the Spirit will catch fire across the nation! More, Lord!
Can I just say ... last Sunday was beautiful! To hear so many deeply hopeful prophetic words spoken over individuals and our community as a whole ... just wow. We were called into hope, into deeper commitment, into hospitality, into remembrance and celebration. We were challenged not to be afraid that God might show up (what a word!), and encouraged that God is building a people of power. It was a special morning. Thank you for leaning in and trusting God to speak. This Sunday, we reach into the very heart of God as we explore God's love for all people. We will worship and adore him, then cry out on behalf of some of our precious ministries. I anticipate another powerful move of God, and look forward to joining you there.
This week, we continue our series on the Art of Worship with a message on what it means to worship and pray in expectation - in expectation of God's dreams for us individually and corporately to be realized, in expectation of miracles to happen and for breakthrough to be a real thing for real people. And most of all, that the supernatural presence of God meet us where we are and draw us into a new, deeper reality.
When we worship, are we simply offering a grateful heart to God, or are we stepping intentionally into His heavenly realm? Faith in worship moves us from a church sanctuary into the heavenly realms. Come join us as we learn to take that step in a deeper way.
Worship is the centerpiece of Christian community, yet we often put this part of our lives on auto-pilot. We come to a building every week, do the things prescribed by those leading us, then go home without thinking much at all about the fact that we've just engaged in a transcendent experience. But what is it, exactly, that we do on Sunday mornings, and is that "worship"? What makes it worship? What does it mean to stand in awe as a witness to the work of a magnificent God? This Sunday, we will begin there, with transcendence. We will explore together what God has created us to do, if indeed we are designed to glorify God and enjoy him forever. I can't wait to experiment and experience together the art of worship. ~ Carolyn
In these first weeks of 2023, we are taking time to focus on the art of worship. That means taking a closer look at our usual "routines" on Sunday morning, asking ourselves how they not only feed our souls but feed into the heart of God. This week, we will listen more closely to the practices of confession and gratitude, noticing how those elements prepare our spirits for worship and right-size our egos. How do you walk into worship? What do you bring with you, spiritually speaking? What gets left at the altar? And how does that impact your walk with Christ? Let's explore together the practices that rightly humble our hearts before a magnificent, wise and powerful, beautiful God. ~ Carolyn