This morning we wrap up our mini series, Organic Worship. On Monday, I said that one of my hopes was that through this short series, you would be challenged and encouraged to think about worship. This morning as we close the series out, I want to share with you a video from Shane and Shane.
Now I know I said that part of what I like about organic worship is that the worship is led by non-professional artists. No stages, no lights, no special production; just a heart crying out to God. But this morning, I'm sharing this one with you because there was a time when I experienced Shane and Shane in a very organic way.
Back a number of years ago, I was in Loveland, CO, working with Simply Youth Ministry (Group) as part of their youth worker brain trust. It was a group of youth workers collaborating with the Simply folks as plans were made for the upcoming Simply Youth Ministry Conference. On one evening we gathered in the backyard of one of the Simply people for an amazing barbeque dinner. As we sat around the tables talking, the leadership asked for our attention and invited us to a time of worship. They then introduced, Shane and Shane.
Now I knew a little bit about Shane and Shane, but not that much. Anyway, they proceded to lead us in a simple, stripped down, no production, time of worship that was simply awesome. I mean, you can't get more organic than a backyard, under the stars, crying out to God, worship. Since then, Shane and Shane have been one of those "bands" who have been able to take me to the throne room of God in total brokeness and humility. I love their heart and their hope to bring people to a place of abandon worship. Take a few minutes to listen to one of my favorite worship songs, Yearn.
As your weekend begins, let me invite you to worship the Father this weekend. Find a church that values worship in the organic sense. No production. No fancy concert lighting. Just humble hearts being lifted to the glory of an amazing God.
Of course, if you live in the area, I'd love to invite you to join us at Harvest Church this Sunday. You can visit our website to learn more. www.HarvestChurchToday.org.
Until Monday, have a great weekend!
Meet Michael and Peta. They are part of a worship initiative started by a group know as, Worship on the Porch. Their website says, "Worship on the Porch is an initiative that aims to provide a space for people to showcase their gifts and share their stories. We promote an artists expression and capture the heart of individuals moved to make a difference in their world." That is organic worship. Listen as Michael and Peta share their version of, Nothing But the Blood, by Robert Lowry.
I first heard, Inside Out, a while back and immediately loved the song. When I think about the lyrics, they move me to place of surrender and commitment. To be consumed from the inside out, total submission. God first, above all else. That's powerful.
Meet Fox Hounds. I'm trying to find out a little more about them, but I love their simple style and sound, especially as the cover Inside Out. Take a couple of minutes and worship with them.
If you're curious about Fox Hounds, check out this YouTube channel, Fox Hounds. You'll find a selection of videos there.
Welcome back as we continue in a our current week long series on organic worship. This week I'm sharing with you a few new voices that offer a little something different; stripped down, no frills, passionate worship.
Today I want to introduce you to Sarah Lee. I came across one of Sarah's videos while looking for a Will Reagan song called, Nothing I Hold On To. Sarah covers the song with a great arrangement of the verses. It's such a simple song lyrically, but so powerful if you stop and consider the words and what is being sung. If you listen for a few minute you will easily pick up the words and the melody, and before you know it, you'll be singing along.
Listen as Sarah shares this simple song of surrender.
You can find Sarah on YouTube at, TheSarahTree.
Come back again tomorrow for another Organic Worship experience.
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