Summer Series: Outrageous Worship – Part 1:
As a church we are intentionally founded on the Presence of God, growing in his Presence and learning how to be led by him in all that we do and everywhere we go. Our times of worship both individually and corporately are really important.
A prophetic word for Jubilee
In July 2014, Julian Adams visited Jubilee Church and brought a prophetic word for us. Prophetic words are not scripture, but we believe that God speaks to us through prophetic words given by people that God has given this gift to. We recognise the gift given to Julian. The prophetic word given in 2014 has been really important to the church during the last 5 years and will continue to be important. Part of the word said: ‘And so Jubilee Church, I want you to understand today, says the Lord. That you will usher in My reign in the context of outrageous worship. That what will mark this church in this season, what will shift the atmosphere in this season, what will replace spiritual strongholds will come from the place of outrageous worship’.
Worship is not just what happens on a Sunday, but is seen through our whole lives expressing radical love for Jesus. Our summer series looked at outrageous worship in this context – in the various aspects of our lives. Each of the seven speakers chose a Psalm to illustrate an aspect of outrageous worship.
Setting the tone
Paul Norris set the scene for the series from Psalm 139: Outrageous Worship in the Marketplace
Paul looks at definitions of what outrageous worship is and relates it to our everyday lives. He sums it up: ‘Our lives can be an act of outrageous worship all of the time in the places that God has put us. Psalm 139 that shows us that God made us to be worshippers, he knows everything about us, he put us together. We therefore should be dedicating our lives to worshipping him in every situation we find ourselves in, even if it provokes outrage or opposition. In doing so we will have an impact on those around us and we will usher in God’s reign into the places that we live and work and play’.
Joe Williams continued using Psalm 73 to bring 3 keys to outrageous worship. He spoke about how whatever the circumstances, whatever the injustice, we can still lift high the name of God. Listen to Joe’s talk to find out what lies at the heart of worship: Podcast
The third talk in the series was based on Psalm 59. Simon Clay talked about outrageous worship when we are surrounded. Some of the children and adults acted out the story of David being threatened by Saul. (1 Samuel 19). Simon talks about those things that might surround us in these days. They are challenges which we may not be able to overcome but we can still worship God. Find out more from Simon’s talk where he speaks about how outrageous worship contrasts with challenging circumstances.
Join us for our next blog post to find out about the rest of the series.