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Sound Worship Countdown

October 7, 2011

Let the countdown begin! In three weeks (Oct. 28-30) the first of a series of three weekends on worship will begin at East Point Church. These weekend conferences are being called Sound Worship.  Sound can both define and describe biblical worship.

sound:  n. a noise, vocal utterance, musical tone, or the like.  Whatever we say about worship, biblically worship is not silent.  Worship has a distinctive sound that not only resonates in the ears and hearts of the worshipers, but resounds throughout heaven.  It is the noise of all creation making much of the good and sovereign God who created all things.

“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD! Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together” (Ps. 98:4-8)

“The hills are alive with the sound of music, with songs they have sung for a thousand years.” – Oscar Hammerstein II.

sound:  adj. competent, sensible, or valid.  Worship is not just noise, but it is true noise.  It is competent sound, a sound that is acceptable to God.  When Jesus used the phrase “true worshipers” (Jn. 4:23) he was implying that there are “false worshipers”.  Sound worship is what true worshipers do.  It is worship according to the word of God.  It is worship “in spirit and truth” (Jn. 4:24).  It is worship acceptable to God (Rm. 12:1).  It is worship in recognition of who God is, and not simply whatever we want to do (Heb. 12:28).

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Heb. 12:28-29).

“There are many, many angles at which we can fall, but only one angle at which we can stand straight.”  – G.K. Chesterton

We invite you to join us in three weeks as we pray to understand and seek God in sound worship.  The countdown is on.  Won’t you join us?  It’s not too late.  Register today!

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