The 5 Key Factors in Worship
What are your thoughts when worship comes up in a conversation? Do you only think of the music? Is it the preaching? Most of the time, the focus regarding worship tends toward music. There are different elements that make up a worship service. Music is only one part of a bigger picture. There are many manners in which we show our worship to God. In this section we will take a look at five individual elements that gives the worshiper a fuller experience in the worship service. These things encompass the following: Singing, Praying, Preaching, Giving and Communion. Let us first start off with singing.
Here is a story about Sam, a new Christian, as he attended a church retreat. The very first activity at this event was singing worship songs. Sam was very intimidated with singing out loud. However he sings more confident now.
He sings louder. That is because of this weekend Retreat. At this retreat the worship leader encouraged everyone to do more than mutter the lyrics to the songs. The worship leader at this retreat taught everyone to do more than mumble the lyrics. He said, “The Lord has given you a voice to sing praises to Him. It’s now time to offer it to Him. If you sing well that is terrific, but if not it’s time to get even!”
Encouraged by these word Sam sang. Awfully! But though the years he discovered the only way to improve was to practice. The difficulty was the only place he could rehearse was during Hinos Evangélicos the church service.
It took a while for Sam to gain confidence by focusing on the One he sang to. He did not worry how he sounded. This switch in view made him worship better.
Eventually, Sam purchased a songbook and began singing during His devotional time. The absence of music only highlighted his vocal weakness. But again, taking the focus off his singing voice and concentrating on offering the songs to God improved his experience.
The amazing thing is that Sam enjoys singing more than ever. Realizing that by elevating his voice to the Lord and listening others do the same is a most magnificent experience.
Most would agree that worship incorporates the act of singing. Singing is a physical action that all worshipers can do to express what is in their heart Sing though similar to talking is quite different. Perhaps the most unique thing about singing is the ability for an assembly of people to tell their worship in unison. It is singing as a group that we can express praise, gratitude, and thanksgiving. We can at the same moment communicate to God. An offering can be made by the church as a whole. Also singing can provide an emotional element to worship. Music causes several emotions and moods though melody and tempo. Music is a language all its own.