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Resources for Nourishing Lives



Return to The Well

The content below is intended to provide a variety of helpful resources on difficult yet relevant subjects, in this case, worship. We recognize that some sources may come into question for any number of reasons, and the following are not offered with a blanket endorsement of every word spoken or written. We believe God uses imperfect people every day, and the following are just as fallible as anyone — yet if they may be helpful, we want to share them with you.

Overview

The command from the Lord to worship is one that has changed globally in the church over recent years. Instead of participating, it has become something to spectate and consume.

The heart of Playlist is to encourage you to bring your heart and voice to answer the call of worship and understand that you aren't just a part of the audience, you are a part of the choir that joins the song of Heaven when you worship God. At our core, humans have music built in. It's an imprint. From the beginning of life to our dying breath, we sense and express the depths of our souls in music.

Books

Books


The Unquenchable Worshipper: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, by Matt Redman

The Unquenchable Worshipper issues a passionate call for a return to an unadulterated, first-love lifestyle of worship. In his first book release, respected worship leader and songwriter Matt Redman writes: "The revelation of God is the fuel for the fire of our worship. And there is always more fuel for the fire. When we open the eyes of our heart, God’s revelation comes flying at us from so many different angles." The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

The Purpose of Man: Designed to Worship, by A.W. Tozer

What Tozer offers on the subject of worship here in The Purpose of Man will challenge you to reconsider your life's priorities while at the same time holding out a cup of living water for your soul. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

How to Worship a King, by Zach Neese

Worship is more than music. It is the impetus for everything we do as Christians. It is expressed through every action of our lives and helps us become more Christ-like. When we learn to worship God through our life, we become better Christians, ministers, musicians, parents, and mechanics. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

The Reset: Returning to the Heart of Worship and a Life of Undivided Devotion, by Jeremy Riddle

The Reset is not simply a book on worship, it’s an appeal to the broader worshiping community to once again re-order their lives and practices in accordance with the sacred and priestly calling they were given and zealously return to the heart of worship. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

Holy Roar, by Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead

In Holy Roar, Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead share a fresh perspective from the worship practices of the ancient world. They take listeners on a praise journey that answers questions and provides valuable insight. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church, by Keith and Kristyn Getty

Sing!has grown from Keith and Kristyn Getty’s passion for congregational singing; it’s been formed by their traveling and playing and listening and discussing and learning and teaching all over the world. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

Every Moment Holy, Vol. 2: Death, Grief, & Hope, by Douglas Kaine McKelvey

Every Moment Holy, Vol. 2: Death, Grief, & Hopeis a book of liturgies for seasons of dying and grieving. These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose and eternal hopes even when, especially when, suffering and pain threaten to overwhelm us. The book is available online by clicking here.

Suffering is Never for Nothing, by Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot was no stranger to suffering. Her first husband, Jim, was murdered by the Waoroni people in Ecuador moments after he arrived in hopes of sharing the gospel. Her second husband was lost to cancer. Yet, it was in her deepest suffering that she learned the deepest lessons about God. Why doesn’t God do something about suffering? He has, He did, He is, and He will. The book is available on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.


Worship Videos

Videos


Worship can be made up of incredible moments, even right in your own home. We wanted to give you a chance to experience the heart of worship and bring your heart and voice to God, wherever you are. Check out Timberline's Worship Moments playlist, here on YouTube.



Let the awe of the King of kings inspire you. May a heart of worship never leave you. For God alone is the One and only — the One to be adored. Timberline Church pastor, Steve Harris, shares a sincere moment of praise to the “Lord of All.” Watch the full video here on YouTube.



The practice of bringing our hearts and voices back to God was the purpose of the recent Timberline Playlist series. The heart of the classic hymn, The Doxology, reminds us of bringing our focus back to Him. Finalized in 1709 by Rev. Thomas Ken, the challenge to his congregation was to sing supportive hymns, along with the “Doxology”, fervently and devoutly. We encourage you to center your heart and give yourself space to soak in the Lord’s presence. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Watch the full video here on YouTube.



“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalm 59:16. Worshipping the Lord at the start of a day sets our hearts on Him and prepares us for whatever lies ahead. For in the light and in the dark, Jesus is worthy of our highest praise. We hope this medley helps inspire you to worship, in the morning and at night, posturing yourself in awe of God knowing He is worthy of all praise — always. Watch the full video here on YouTube.



“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) What great comfort we can take in these words, spoken by Jesus himself. His word, “come,” is a simple invitation to draw near to him, from wherever you’ve been. Come as you are, and experience the richness of His love. Watch the full video here on YouTube.



“Be Thou My Vision” is a melodic reminder to keep our eyes on the Lord and to be guided by His perfect wisdom, peace, victory, and everlasting love.How would you worship at that moment? We hope this song inspires a prayerful heart with a dedicated request that God be established as our vision now and always. Let us intensify our worship and set our sights on the King of all kings, the “Ruler of all.” You can watch the full video here on YouTube.



Imagine what it would feel like to stand amongst the elders and the angels in heaven. Imagine falling to your knees amongst them at the throne of the Lord in awe of His goodness. How would you worship at that moment? We hope this song inspires a feeling of awe as we rejoice in worship and in adoration of who God is. You can watch the full video here on YouTube.



Reflection is a powerful way to consider, with gratitude, the poetic nature of God’s unfailing love. We hope the beauty and awe of Cameron and his daughter Katie’s rendition of How He Loves moves your heart into a posture of contemplation and worship. You can watch the full video here on YouTube.



It’s been said that “Words are the language of the mind and music is the language of the soul.” Our hope is this video inspires you to bring your heart and voice to God through worship in participation or through prayerful listening. You can experience Ashley Helmuth's version of Great Is Thy Faithfulness here on YouTube.



Days before the attack on Kyiv, Ukrainians were seen worshipping in a subway station. The rough translation of the song title to English is "Let My Prayer Flow". Watch the full video of them singing of forgiveness, salvation, peace, mercy, and joy here on YouTube.




During COVID, several churches in the UK joined together to sing "The Blessing" over the UK, reaching millions around the world in a moment of worship, praise, and prayer. You can watch The UK Blessing, here on YouTube.




You can watch Timberline Church's Emily Wilson's worship moment that's great for families to enjoy together here on YouTube.




Take a moment to listen to Timberline Church's Pastor Steve and his wife Sherri's as they perform a stripped-down worship moment here on YouTube.



Spotify Playlists

Worship Songs


We've put together two playlists for whatever you may be looking for following each weekend of Timberline's "Playlist" series. See our Worshipping the King playlist to listen to familiar songs you may have heard in services, as well as some Timberline staff favorites. Lean on our Anchored Hope playlist to find strength in moments where we find ourselves flipped upside down and needing to cling to the promises of God.

Bible Verses

"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song."

Psalm 95:1-2


"Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."

Psalm 100:1-5


"Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD."

Psalm 150:1-6


“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

Written by Paul in Colossians 3:16


"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."

John 4:23-24


"Sing to the LORD. a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth."

Psalm 96:1


"Sing for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel."

Isaiah 44:23


"The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."

Zephaniah 3:17


"The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: 'He is good; his love endures forever.' Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God."

2 Chronicles 5:13-14


"Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Ephesians 5:18-20


"Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the Blast of the ram's horn — shout for joy before the LORD, the King. Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity."

Psalm 98:4-9


"Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people."

Psalm 149:1


Pastoral Messages & Interviews

Pastoral Messages


Pastor Jeff Lucas kicks off Timberline's "Playlist" sermon series with a powerful message about pushing out of our comfort zones and preferences towards praise and worship to come to a place of intimacy, trust, and sacrifice with the Lord. You can watch Pastor Jeff's message and a powerful worship moment at the end of service by clicking here.



Pastor Dick Foth and special guest Van Clements continue Timberline's "Playlist" sermon series talking about the larger and deeper song that happens when the Church sings together. You can watch the message by clicking here.



Pastor Dary talks about "love songs", how they encourage, remind, and sustain us, and what it looks like to write a "love song" to God. You can watch the message by clicking here.



Pastor Donny reflects on, when God clearly shows up in our lives, how it puts us in a place of spiritual encouragement and how we can use that encouragement to sing our praises to God. You can watch the message by clicking here.



We worship a King that has given us so many reasons to celebrate. Pastor Dary Northrop asks us to reflect on what could be keeping us from celebrating and how we can "join the party" in a way that makes God smile. Watch the message by clicking here!.



Close your eyes and picture God Almighty. Can you picture God as a singer? Can you picture God singing over you? Pastor John Mehl reflects on God's love over us and asks, "How can we not respond in unreserved celebration in return?" Watch the message by clicking here!



Pastor Mackenzie Matthews returns to the pulpit with a powerful message about Hope in Suffering, how we should lean into the Lord in times of suffering and doubt, and how we declare our trust in God when we worship. You can watch the full message and a powerful worship moment mid-message by clicking here.



Pastor Dick Foth shares a message on God's everlasting, magnificent, and unfailing Grace while reflecting on the origin story of the author of the song, "Amazing Grace". Pastor Foth speaks on what grace is and challenges us to all be a reflection of God's grace and forgiveness by recalling where God's grace first found us. You can watch the full message online by clicking here.


Pastor Dary encourages us to look at the rhythms of our lives — both good and bad. What rhythms of the flesh can you work to break? How can you incorporate stronger spiritual rhythms to encourage healthier patterns in your life? You can watch the full message online by clicking here.



Learn from Pastor Dary as he dives into how we can worship God in spirit and truth. If you don't know what that means, you can learn all about it by watching the full message online by clicking here!



Watch as Pastor Dick Foth powerfully wraps up our 9-week Playlist series with "Heaven's Song", reflecting on Revelation and continuing to build on why our heart towards the Lord should be one filled with worship. Watch the faithful conclusion to the series by clicking here!



Blogs & Podcasts

Blogs


PLAYLIST: Bringing Our Hearts and Voices to God, by Dick Foth

Read the full article right here on Timberline Church's website by clicking here.


Podcasts


Redman and Riddle Podcast

The Redman and Riddle podcast is a series of conversations between longtime friends UK worship leader Matt Redman and US worship leader Jeremy Riddle. Expect some weighty and challenging conversations as they wrestle with what it means to worship the God who is "Holy, Holy, Holy" in a world of, "me, me, me". This podcast can be listened to by clicking here.

Christina Ross on Faith and Fear with Breast Cancer Part One

Timberline's own Christina Ross and Mackenzie Matthews talk on the Timberline Church Podcast about Christina's story of being diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. Mackenzie Matthews, the podcast host, shares some of her journey with the same type of breast cancer. This podcast reflects on the tensions of faith and fear through Christina and Mackenzie's discussion. This podcast can be listened to on Spotify by clicking here.

Christina Ross on Faith and Fear with Breast Cancer Part Two

In the continuation of their discussion in Part One, Christina and Mackenzie look at Christina's life after breast cancer and how you can best care for people walking through a time of fear, worry, and suffering. This podcast can be listened to on Spotify by clicking here.

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