“Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness; the nourishment of mind with His truth; the purifying of imagination by His Beauty; the opening of the heart to His love; the surrender of will to His purpose – and all of this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable and therefore the chief remedy for that self-centeredness which is our original sin and the source of all actual sin. . . . To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God” (William Temple).
I heard once that worship comes from the words “worth” and “ship.” Basically, to worship is to declare the glory and the worth of God, not just in singing on Sunday mornings, but in every avenue of life in everything we do wherever we go for as long as we live. But there’s something special that happens on Tuesdays at 7 pm at the Brentwood Baptist campus in Hudson Hall.
Kairos Eve is the night before Kairos just as Christmas Eve is the night before Christmas. It’s not really significant to the story; I just thought it sounded cool. But what happens at Kairos is very real and very significant. We teach and preach and sing and declare the whole gospel for the whole person and that Jesus is powerful enough to save anybody anywhere at any time.
You can check out past Kairos services at kairosnashville.com in either audio or video form. Or you can show up in person at 7777 Concord Road in Brentwood, Tennessee. Either way I promise that you will be blessed.