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Experiential Worship

30 April, 2003 10:24 AM

New Article at Phuture by Bill Carroll entitled What Experiential Worship Looks Like (Part 2)


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Why would you want worship to be 'experiential'? Isn't the main thing that it blesses God - which to me doesn't really have much to do with EXPERIENCE. Who cares what WE feel or experience, its supposed to all be about God.

Greg » 30 April, 2003 7:09 PM

I think that God intends for worship to work both ways. Yes, worship is, by definition, designed to be about our personal devotion to Him. However, He is a God of Love, not fear. He desires for us to long for Him, to be excited about blessing Him, to deeply want a relationship with Him. If the way we are worshipping Him does not generate such feelings, then one may wonder where our hearts truly lie. Experiential worship is designed to allow worship to be a two-way experience. God does not want to be only our master, but our friend as well.

Dan » 8 August, 2003 12:47 AM

Praise God for experimental worship. How Fresh! How Alive! How great to see spiritual gifts used to God's Glory.

Sam Brumit » 6 November, 2003 9:07 AM

That is what it is all about however. The main thing is that we are experiencing God. If this is not happening than there can be no relationship with him. Experiential worship is designed to help all people find their own way to worship him. It uses symbolism to the point where we are drawn to ask ourselves the question, are we willing? Experiential worship is one of the most important tools the church can use to teach people more and more about God. It is about experiencing him. It does matter if we experience him.

Alan Bradley » 26 May, 2004 3:48 AM

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