“One of the greatest privileges and advancements of believers, both in this world and unto eternity, consists in their beholding the glory of Christ.”
So said John Owen (1616-1673) in his Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ. He wanted to convince his readers that nothing, in this life or the next, is more important than understanding and enjoying God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 4:6).
The same attitude is reflected in the songs of heaven:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
Revelation 5:12, ESV
If heaven never gets tired of praising the Lamb who was slain, we shouldn’t either.
But when we meet with God’s people on Sundays, it’s possible for us to value the means of worship more than the end. It’s possible to be more affected by sounds, arrangements, music, and technology than the One we’ve gathered to behold.
That’s why we’ll gather in Louisville, KY July 31-Aug. 3 for WorshipGod19, The Glorious Christ: Music is great. Jesus is greater.
For three days we’ll have the opportunity to expound, extol, exult in, and enjoy the glory of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, through music and the Word. We’ll return home knowing better why Jesus is worthy not only of our songs, but our affections, our attention, our very lives.
We’re planning breakouts, panels, and conversations that will speak to your heart, your theology, and your skills. We’ll also have giveaways, free lunches, open rehearsals, and, as always, an atmosphere that is less about professionalism and production and more about faith-filled participation.
Whatever part you play in planning, leading, coordinating, or serving your Sunday meeting, we believe WorshipGod19 will help you do it with greater faith, joy, and excellence–
all to the praise of the Glorious Christ!