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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rock and Worship Part 2

This is Part 2 of my blog posts about worship through Christian rock. In part 1, I go into detail about worship and what it takes to truly worship God through song. To see part 1, click here.

In this part, I want to give you more examples of Christian rock worship. Since there are so many bands and songs to choose from, I simply could not have just one post on this subject. In review of part 1, I believe the cornerstone of worship is sincerity of heart. It doesn’t matter what you are singing, whether it is Christian rock, Contemporary Christian music, Hymns, or Gospel music. But what does matter is whether you are singing with a sincere heart. What matters is whether you are sincerely offering this song up to God, giving praise to Him. I think that is what true worship is all about.

The really cool part is when we are truly worshipping God, God delights in our praise! In Psalm 149:3-4 it says, “Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.”

For this post, I have five more worship songs I want to share with you. Once again, I will give you a warning. This isn’t your mother’s Sunday School worship service. This is pure worship to God through rock and roll.

This first song is called Rediscover You by the band Starfield. This first video features the lead vocalist and guitarist, Tim Neufeld, talking about the song.

Rediscover You is a powerful pop rock about rediscovering Jesus Christ. This song serves as an anthem to help us once again experience a passion, and yearning for Jesus. This is a very powerful worship song unto God asking Him to revive us and restore us. The video features an acoustic version of the song.

The second song is a fresh take on the beloved hymn Tis So Sweet. Hawk Nelson takes the old hymn, changes around some lyrics, and adds a little punk rock sensibility. Tis So Sweet is a song all about putting our trust in Jesus Christ and resting in his promises.

This next video features the members of the band Kutless talking about what it means to truly worship and also their experiences recording a worship album.

The third song is a well-known worship song that has been around for a long time. Many bands have recorded a version of this song including Caedmon’s Call, Third Day, Chris Tomlin, and Rebecca St. James. Kutless recently recorded this song on their latest worship album entitled It is Well. God of Wonders is a simple worship song declaring to the world God’s greatness. The video features pictures of the band along with the lyrics of the song.

The fourth song is from the band The Almost. The lead singer of The Almost is Aaron Gillespie who is the former back-up vocalist and drummer for the Christian, screamo band Underoath. This song is called Amazing Because It Is. This song is a remake of the classic hymn Amazing Grace. Overall, this is a powerful worship anthem about the power and wonder of God’s grace.

The final song is called Those Words Are Not Enough by Relient K. This is an older song by the band; it was featured on their second album called The Anatomy of Tongue in Cheek. This is probably the most simple and stripped down song on my list. Those Words Are Not Enough is about laying yourself down before God, putting God before everything else in your life.

I hope you have enjoyed my look at worship through Christian rock. I will leave you with a Bible verse from John 4:23-24. “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

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