What makes Worship Remarkable? 1 of 4

Thank you to everyone who left comments on this post! They were very helpful. I’ve started to move past the question

Should worship be remarkable?

and started to ask

What makes a worship service remarkable?

(Although you are still welcome to add your comments here.)

As I’ve thought, conversed and prayed over this I’ve realized that in the last year there have been 2 Sunday morning experiences that I tend to talk about all the time. I asked myself, “What was different about these experiences that caused me to tell the story over and over again?”

When the answer came to me I realized that both of these services were remarkable for 2 very different reasons. I’ll tell you why in my upcoming posts.

For now,

What do you think makes worship remarkable?

5 Responses to “What makes Worship Remarkable? 1 of 4”

  1. 1 Tyler April 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm


    Liking this series already. For me worship that is remarkable is completely God centered. This is a lot more difficult than it sounds. The times I remember, as a leader, are the ones when the music and everything else fades away to a time of focusing on God. Obviously there are a lot of things involved to make it come to that place. But the bottom line for me is a time centered around God.

  2. 2 Mark Marsella April 3, 2008 at 10:18 am

    I seem to hear from others and make my own positive “remarks” about God’s amazing presence when at least two things happen in our worship services…

    1. We create a safe environment for God’s kids to actually focus on and worship the Father
    2. In that environment we are able to experience what I like to call an “absence of evil” in our lives.

    Even a brief moment in the absence of evil can change our perspective, heal our souls and cause our faith to swell. In “Christianese” we call it being in one accord, seeing the Spirit move, lost in the flow etc. For the unchurched, rechurched or dechurched… it’s just, well, awesome to feel what we were supposed to feel before sin entered our lives.

    So I guess worship becomes remarkable when we worship leaders can help remove distractions, enable the message that God has for our time together and find ourselves all changed by the experience, which He can make happen every time we try, as long as we see it through His eyes 😉

  3. 3 daniel tomlinson April 3, 2008 at 11:01 am

    For me, great worship is a 24/7 thing. It’s understanding that in the midst of a fallen world God is constantly lifting me up and others around me. That’s why my arms go up during a Chris Tomlin ballad or why I drop to my knees during a David Crowder anthemn. It’s not that I’m showing off, it’s that I know despite all my best efforts to “do life” God is directing me even when I don’t feel like He is or I’m oblivious to His grace at work in the moment.

  4. 4 Billy April 4, 2008 at 9:23 am

    For me it is at the intersection of: revelation and grace
    Revelation in who God is.
    And the grace the He shows to me

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