Jesus Christ never gets boring. What happens is we get caught up in the things that surround Him.” – Bob Kauflin
This is a podcast I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Bob Kauflin is such a strong voice to the worship community. He’s the writer of the super popular Worship Matters and most recently True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God. He’s the leader of Sovereign Grace Music, a community of songwriters and worship leaders who write strong theological songs for the local church.
In this chat we discuss Sovereign Grace, the glories of Jesus, how to give and receive criticism, knowing truth, and so much more.
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“I don’t want to be critiquing a servant of God while Jesus Himself is commending Him.” – Bob Kauflin
In this Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- How Bob plans Sovereign Grace albums and songwriting retreats.
- The difference between loving worship and loving Jesus.
- Faithfully stewarding the mystery of the Gospel.
- Thoughts on writing songs with strong theology.
- How do resist criticism and fully engage in worship.
- How to criticize in a loving, helpful manner.
- How to accept criticism.
- The misguided statement, “Doctrine divides…Jesus unites.”
- Why worship leaders need to have a passion for theology and knowing God as He’s revealed Himself.
- What it means to encounter God in worship.
- The difference between God’s experienced presence and God’s promised presence.
- Bob’s take on the current state of modern worship.
- The difference between referencing Scripture and being driven by Scripture.
- How to maintain your passion over the years.
I had been a pastor for 16 years and had never read through the Bible.” – Bob Kauflin
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Show Sponsor: Learn Worship Keys
- Website: Worship Matters
- Book: Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God by Bob Kauflin
- Book: True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God by Bob Kauflin
- Website: Sovereign Grace Music
- Website: Sovereign Grace Church Louisville
- Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
- Book: Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves
- Book: Numbers: God’s Presence in the Wilderness by Ian Duguid
- Book: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
- Book: The Cross & Christian Ministry: Leadership Lesson from I Corinthians by D.A. Carson
- Book: Engaging With God: A Biblical Theology of Worship by David Peterson
- Book: Worship by the Book edited by D.A. Carson
- Book: Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship & the Arts by Harold Best
- Book: Rhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel by Mike Cosper
- Book: Christ Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice by Bryan Chappel
- Book: For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship by Daniel Block
We can be in danger of losing the congregation’s voice as the main sound on Sunday morning.” – Bob Kauflin
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