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Sussex worship conference set to 'release worship to the poor'

A weekend of worship, teaching and ministry with a particular focus on 'releasing worship to the poor' is lined up on 15-17 November at Mission Worship 2013 in Eastbourne ...

A weekend of worship, teaching and ministry with a particular focus on 'releasing worship to the poor' is lined up on 15-17 November at Mission Worship 2013 in Eastbourne ...
 
Among those contributing worship and teaching will be Brian Doerksen, Chris McClarney, Desperation Band, Glenn Packiam, Lou Fellingham, Martin Smith, Nathan Jess, New Life Worship, Pete James, Robin Mark and Worship Central.
 
Lucy Paculabo Mhondera explains the theme: "For the most part we understand that worship is a real action word, it's about loving what God loves, and caring for what God cares for, and from time to time it's about the sound that comes from our lips on a Sunday.
 
"The poor have always been close to the Heart of God, Jesus references them as He declares His ministry, and He repeats that reference when John's disciples challenge Him as to who He is. 'Go back and tell John what you see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, the blind see and the good news is preached to the poor.' Jesus spends time with the poor, eats with them, heals them, feeds them, and lives life with them. And they are the subject of some of His most passionate and direct sermons (see Matthew 25:31-46). Plainly said, worship that is Christ-centered is worship that has an awareness of the poor and the marginalized.
 
"We who love God, who worship Him, and who lead others in worship have a responsibility to show our worship through our actions. For if we do not care for the poor and stand against injustice in our communities, in our towns, in our country, and in our world, how will God's will be done? It's time for the church to release worship to the poor!"
 
For more information please visit www.missionworship.com

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