A few years ago I read the book ” Worship Evangelism ” by Sarah Morgenthaler and I was blessed to see a different perspective on worship. In her book Sarah Morgenthaler talked about the early church as led by Peter. It is interesting to see the growth of this church in numbers. How did they evangelize? Surely they didn’t have the resource todays church has but they evangelized in a simple yet effective way, worship. It was through their public displays of worship and their daily devotion to a life of worship that drew people onto God. Now a days we get wrapped up in so many forms of evangelism that we may be too dependent on methods and their results. I do firmly believe we have to come up with varied ways of evangelism and also be ready to alter our methods as times change. However, if you can get your church body to understand devotion and a worship driven life then this will be the best, time-tested and approved method of evangelism. Paul says it best:
2 Corinthians: 3
2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.(C) 3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God,(D) not on tablets of stone(E) but on tablets of human hearts.(F)
(THE MESSAGE BIBLE)
When the body of christ understands and practices a life of private worship then it will manifest itself in public acts of worship. I am not only talking about the 30 or so minutes of singing in your church. Public acts of worship include you reaching out to the world around you. A person that lives a life of worship doesn’t need to be told to reach out for sick or take advantage of an opportunity to speak of Gods great works in your life. Evangelism will emanate as a result of worshipful living. One of the things that I learned and want to share with you is that worship validates our praise, our acts and our prayers. As the various members of the functioning body of christ we are called to be the hands and feet. All together separate, head, shoulders, knees and toes, we are able to move all the parts of this body through the life line of worship. I ask that you examine your leadership agendas and see how much time are we devoting to teaching worship driven living. As individuals ask yourself, do you live a worship driven life? If that isn’t the case, I know that if you ask, He will show you what areas you need to improve on in your individual or corporate worship.
God Bless You!!!