10.23.11 Worship Confessional

This morning we continued our One.Life series by exploring the generous life. Our primary text was Luke 7:36-50 where we find the unnamed woman pouring out her tears and precious perfume on the feet of Jesus. What a beautiful picture of extravagant worship:

“A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.” (Luke 7:37-38)

This week I have been listening to a powerful worship project called Long Story Short by Jonathan and Melissa Helser. I love the way they describe their ministry:

“Jonathan and Melissa are worship leaders and songwriters whose hearts bleed to see a generation get wrecked by the love of God. The songs they sing come from the journey they have taken. The albums they have recorded come from their collisions with God’s love. The dream of their heart is to simply waste their life worshiping Jesus.”

How generous are you with your worship? What step could you take this week (or maybe even today) to be more generous with your worship of Jesus?

Our complete worship flow looked like this:

  • Alive Again (Matt Maher)
  • Let God Arise (Chris Tomlin)
  • Reading from Psalm 98
  • Joyful (Brenton Brown)
  • All Glory (Tim Hughes)
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Announcements/Offering
  • Message
  • The Stand (Hillsong)

You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this week at The Worship Community.

Speaking of The Worship Community –  this afternoon I am on my way to St Simmons Island, GA to participate in Refuge, a sabbatical retreat organized and facilitated by Fred McKinnon.  It’s a time set aside to gather with other worship leaders and pastors for refreshment, renewal, and restoration. I need all three and would greatly appreciate your prayers.

Stay connected..


  1. Terri, man your set is well put together. Great choices. I’m glad we have met and I’m thankful for you my friend.
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