The Stones Cry Out Introduction:
The same question is being asked today as it was in Jesus' day, "Why do those worshipers make so much noise? Isn't worship supposed to be reverent? Quiet? Somber? Serious?"
A. Some may remind u....more
Contract It Out Over the past twenty years or so the church has seen some welcomed changes in its attempt to be relevant and current in today’s world. Churches are finally able to hire trained staff to help produce quality music, dr....more
Living Sacrifices In the Old Testament, sin could only be cleansed through the sacrifice of blood. When Jesus came and died for our sins, His blood became the final sacrifice for all. The need for sacrifices to cleanse us from sin wa....more
Tuning Out and Tuning In I once asked a good friend of mine, "How do you know when you have entered into the presence of God? What was the process you use to be with the Lord and sense His presence?" I had been struggling with taking a step clos....more
Making Music Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord (Eph 5:19)
We walk a fine line when we talk about worship. Clearly there are theological traps to avo....more
Seeking the Presence Psalm 63:1 (NIV)
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Why should we seek God? Do we have....more
Who Do We Worship - P2 The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands....more
Video on Worship If you are looking for a great video to use that shares the true meaning of worship, What Is Worship?, is a the perfect choice. It strips away all the preconceived notions of our thoughts on what it is. Great for a ser....more
Christmas Music and Worship A great article that may change your way of thinking as you pick songs for your worship services during the Christmas season. I totally agree and have struggled over the years with this very issue. How do I incorporate....more
Freedom A few days ago I was having lunch with a fellow worship leader in town. We visited about many things. We shared about our families and jobs. Mostly we shared of our mutual love and calling in the area of worship, we e....more
The “Christian” Christmas Tree A number of years ago my family and I decorated our Christmas tree to reflect a witness for Christ. We thought a “Christian” Christmas tree might give us an opportunity to witness to our unsaved friends and neighbors. ....more
Expecting Something Else How often do we miss what we are looking for because it doesn't look like what we are looking for?
Imagine the arrival of first the shepherds and then
the wise men. Their expectations were set high b....more
The Real Worship War For years the focus of the worship wars were on music. Traditional or contemporary? Band verses organ and piano. Perhaps there is more to it that just the music. Music is only a tool to help people to sing. Corporat....more
Phoebe, Penny and Grace I have been reading a lot on the subject of grace lately. There are some really good books on the subject that have helped me to understand a little better this thing called grace. My most recent readings have been ....more
There Is Hope A few years back I wrote an article entitled "No Throwaways". Its purpose was to encourage churches that were going through the process of change in the area of music and worship, to be slow and patient in their approac....more
Church Stage Design Ideas We are excited to be able to share with our viewers one of our new favorite sites. It comes to us from Jonathan Malm, the editor of Church Stage Design Ideas. Church Stage Design Ideas is a site dedicated to sharing cr....more
Why Worship Shouldn't Feel Like Family This is an article that I understand what they are saying but not sure I agree with. The church is the body of Christ and therefore a family. I would love to hear you thoughts on this.
"What does it mean, thou....more
The Joy of Praise A good friend of mine recently recounted a story of a man rebuking him for describing the feeling of joy that comes from the experience of God's presence. "Is Christianity just a feel-good religion?" he chided. As I lis....more
What A Concept! It Was A Great Plan—Until It Wasn’t… We all face disappointment from time to time in many areas of our lives. Whether it's home related, relational or work, if you are human, you will face it in your lifetime. This article from Mike Sessler brings some gr....more
Experiencing Worship, The Study
Used by churches all over the world to help teach worship, the Experiencing Worship study can help your worship team too.
Your team will learn why we worship and gain a better understanding of how to worship.
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