Lecture 2: Your Identity as a Worship Leader
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You are a child of God and you are chosen, royal and purchased. You are called, not so much to accomplish but to worship. You must be worshipping before you can lead others to worship. Work on your job, you’ll make a living. Work on yourself, you’ll make a fortune. Don’t stay where you are at. God invites us into his work, not because we are needed, but because we are loved.
I. Your Identity
A. At your core, you are a child of God
B. There is no deep knowledge of God apart from knowing yourself and no deep knowing of yourself apart from knowing God,
II. The danger of forming an identity from temporary or flimsy standards
A. God's the one that tells you who you are, not the enemy.
B. God has chosen you to be set apart as a holy priesthood, 1 Peter 2:9.
C. You are not your own because you were bought with a price, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
III. What You Do
A. Declare the praises of him who brought you out of darkness.
B. Offer your body as a living sacrifice, Romans 12:1.
C. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, Mark 12:29-30.
D. Your understanding of your identity always informs your output.
IV. 4 Ways to Cultivate Your Identity in Christ as a Worship Leader
A. Let the planning of worship follow the practice of worship.
B. Work thankfulness into a habit of your language.
C. Act your way into a feeling, don't feel your way into an action.
D. Random has no cumulative value.
A. Cultivate the identity that Christ died to give you.
B. Declare the praises of him who brought you out of darkness.
C. The enemy wants to be the one to tell you who you are, 1 Peter 5: 7-9.
D. Find out who God has made you to be by spending time in his Word, time in worship and time with his people.
E. Example of Tuesday nights
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