How Do We Worship Such a Creative God? by Jacob Sensenig

How Do We Worship Such a Creative God? by Jacob Sensenig

“In the beginning God created…” Literally EVERYTHING! Scripture goes on to tell us that God created humanity in his own image. We, whom the psalmist says have been “crowned with glory and honor,” are made in the image of an infinitely creative God who has given us this creative mandate. In 2019, I pray that TBC will grow as a church that celebrates the vast diversity of God’s creation, specifically as it relates to music, visual art, drama, dance, and how they relate to corporate worship.

I believe that the “Behold the Lamb of God” concert with Andrew Peterson (pictures below) helped to set the tone for the new liturgical year, which has begun with Advent. This performance incorporated new music crafted to bring glory to our great God, and to tell the redemption narrative of Scripture. God was honored that evening in the beautiful art that was made and in the way it was received by our congregation. I have no doubt that the performance pushed some individuals out of their musical comfort zones, while for others the Chorale program on Sunday morning provoked the same response. The ultimate reality is that God was glorified in both offerings, and both simultaneously spoke vividly to different segments of our congregation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also find immense hope and joy in the choir that Jonathan put together for the December 23rd Crossings service! It is a joy to see so many people beginning to find their voice. We anticipate many opportunities for this ad hoc group to combine with the Chorale in the year to come. I’m already looking forward to Holy Week and our combined worship services. I believe that these services display God’s creativity, and likewise, our diversity as a congregation better than anything else we do. Let’s commit to praying together for these opportunities, and for the way that God will make his presence known through our worship in 2019.