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Mar 27, 2006
Transforming Worship with No Frills

Someone wrote me this last week.
"So what does someone like me do? Here is my reality. I am never going to lead or be part of a worship service that you would actually say was good enough that you experienced God at. So should I just give up the ghost?"

here is my response...
"Spend one moment in prayer that God would show up in your worship.....
now I know you have more than one moment...
so take a few...recruit a few to join with you, 30 min before the service and pray like crazy that God would show up in ways that change lives and so that everyone knows it....

Then start worship...as usual...and when you get to the Lords's prayer....
when they say, "Our Father"
Scream at them...
WHAT ARE YOU SAYING!!!
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO SAY THIS? (still screaming)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO THINK THAT THIS MIGHT BE TRUE?
RIGHT NOW, HERE, IN YOUR PAIN, IN YOUR WORLD, IN THE FACE OF DEATH...
OUR FATHER (still screaming)
then silence....

see where this might take you...
next week do the same thing with
"Holy is Your Name"

then with
"give us---This day--our--Daily bread"
Then
Forgive us our sins
then
Lead us not into temptation
then
Deliver us from the Evil One

wow!!! now you have a whole month of possible transformations with no band, no organists, no powerpoint, nothing but God.