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Friday, June 17, 2005

Words we use

I've been pondering this for a while...

How often, especially in church, do we find ourselves using words that we really have no idea of their meaning? Or if we think about it, the word we so often use, isn't even really appropriate?

Last friday at our young adults meeting, I heard this following phrase:
"You are worthy of our Praise"

On the surface, it seems ok. It's something that we hear/say all the time. But on that friday night, something made me stop and think about it.

So, stop and think about it. Doesn't it seem strange? In effect, we're deeming God worthy enough to receive OUR praise. The reality is, we're not even worthy enough to BRING our praise to Him. It's only by God's grace that we can enter His throne room to bring our praise to Him. Wouldn't it make more sense to say "You are worthy, so we praise You"?

Just a thought.




Comments:
YES! YES! YES!

One of my great passions is avoiding 'Christianese'.

"Moving powerfully in the Spirit."

"Annointed."

"Moving in the prophetic."

What does it all mean? Probably a dozen different things to different people.

How can we expect those outside the church to get to know Jesus if they can't even recognise the language we use?
 
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