“Unbroken Praise reveals a heart not wanting to be beaten down by the things of life, but to actually increase worship in those moments. I often think about how a song can travel so far around the world, but also into the deepest places of someone’s heart, giving them something they can grab onto even in the craziest moments.” – Matt Redman
A LYRICAL SUMMARY
Praise unbroken, unending, untainted. unfailing, be Yours forevermore.
Unbroken praise be Yours God forever.
All my praise be Yours God forever.
Lord take this life, let it become Your throne.
Unbroken praise be Yours.
My surrender, devotion.
Be Yours forevermore.
LET MY DEEDS OUTRUN MY WORDS.
LET MY LIFE OUTWEIGH MY SONGS.
UNBROKEN PRAISE BE YOURS.
ALL OF LIFE
In point two of his six point vent ‘6 Destructive Trends Happening in Your Church’ Jared C. Wilson of The Gospel-Driven Church explains;
The music leader takes the stage to say, “We’re gonna start with a time of worship.” Is the whole service not a time of worship? Isn’t the sermon an act of worship?
Isn’t all of life meant to be an act of worship?
I see his point
6 OF THE BEST BY ROSS LESTER AND PHILIPPIANS 3:7-21
At the opening address of our Worship Central SA Conference, Ross Lester, from Bryanston Bible Church, gave a fantastic exhortation to worship leaders from Philippians 3:7-21 to live a private life of worship which echoes Matt’s album motif of unbroken praise. The following is my interpretive notes of Session 1 by Ps. Ross.
Your public ministry can ruin your private life. This happens as we cause a growing gap between our stage and private life and become more passionate about our stage role than the One we sing too.
In our secret habitual sin the stage will feel like redemption and sham at the same time. In our suffering we will be forced to fake a brave face, and our ministry success will make the gap between who we are and who we pretend to be greater.
Here are six exhortations of displine that will help close the gap of public and private worship.
1. KNOW YOUR SAVIOR
Grow in your private discipline and devotion through prayer, reading your Bible, fasting and contrition. Nothing beats the surpassing worth of knowing Christ.
2. IN CHRIST JESUS
We have been baptized into his death, raised into His life, found in Him, righteous in Him.
God’s mercy and grace enpowers us with humble confidence in our position in Christ. We are righteous now and are therefore called to live like it.
3. ENJOY YOUR LIMITATIONS
The salvation of the world is not up to us. Jesus is the new High Priest and we don’t have to try to be one.
4. PATIENTLY PERSEVERE
We’re in a long and grueling race of life in which we need to press on as we serve in the small things, in total obscurity and anonymity.
5. LIVE IN GENUINE COMMUNITY
Who has their eyes on you? Flourish where you are with people who know you and know your limitations.
6. PRACTICE FOR HEAVEN
One day the gap will be gone. We need to remind ourselves of the reality of the unending praise of eternity.
BELIEVE THE SCANDALOUS GOSPEL. LIVE THE SET A PART LIFE.
A LIFE OF WORSHIP. A LIFE OF UNBROKEN PRAISE.
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