6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

Recently I was watching a DVD about the Facedown project by Matt Redman, in it they explained that there was a time when their Pastor had become disillusioned with the worship, and the questions people were asking after the worship service. Like “What did you get out of the worship today” This made him realise that people were coming to the place of praise and worship out of their own needs, not in order to give praise to whom praise is due. So they stopped the music one Sunday night and just waited until praise began to rise in the hearts of the people.

Guess what? God turned up! And one of my favourite songs of all time came out of this time. Matt Redmans “Heart of Worship” which starts; “When the music fades, and all is stripped away, and I simply come, longing just to bring, something that’s of worth, that will bless your heart. I bring you more than a song, for a song in itself is not what you have required, you search much deeper within, than the way things appear, you’re looking into my heart! I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and its all about you, its all about you, Jesus. I’m sorry Lord for the thing I made it, cause its all about you, all about you Jesus!