Yes and Amen Nestled in the opening strains of Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians is a statement which plumbs the depths of God’s redemptive work through Christ and the relationship with Him which we enjoy because of it.
I Want to Know Him There is a moment in any relationship, actually a number of moments, in which you become aware that something has changed, that the relationship has moved beyond what it was into new and unexplored territory. It is at....more
The Clay Doesn't Question At EXW, we are constantly looking for tools that will help worship leaders and worshipers grow in their personal worship experiences and in their corporate worship settings. Over the past five to ten years we have seen ....more
A Thanksgiving Recalibration Having a couple days away from life’s madness gave me time to reflect and recalibrate my soul. It is common to find the eminence of circumstances encroaches on the tenor of our lives; especially our spiritual lives. Wh....more
A Parable And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that their worship style was the only acceptable form:
"Four men went up in to the temple to pray, two traditional music directors and two contempo....more
Ignitecharts.com The growing emphasis on fresh music and worship in our churches has caused many new worship leaders and songwriters to spring up out of our own local congregations! However, many smaller churches don't have the resource....more
Salvation & Worship Why do many "Christians" in our churches today fail to outwardly worship God? Why is it that many appear to care nothing about worshiping God? They seem to have other things on their minds during the worship service. ....more
Unconditional We normally do not review movies here at EXW but this is one that is definitely worth mentioning. I am a big movie buff who loves everything from romance to Rambo. I have seen a ton of movies over the past 40 years. L....more
Accept People You’re a different person at different stages of your life.
Ten years ago, when I started working at my current church, I met a man named Bob (I’ll use that name because that was his name). He was a delightful man. He....more
Unity in Worship Exodus 24
v. 1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and
Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar v. 9 Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abi....more
Contemporary Worship? I am often asked to define contemporary worship. My response usually revolved around the musical definition. I never considered the full scope of what was really being asked. Although contemporary means many things t....more
Who Do We Worship? 13Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide....more
Love Lines the Last Horizon Singer-songwriter, speaker and worship leader Tanya Godsey, whose artistry occupies the space somewhere between the sincerity of Sara Groves and the passion of Bethel Music’s Steffany Gretzinger, independently releases h....more
Worship – Healing for the Nations You don’t have to look far to find conflict and turmoil. In fact, most reported news is good supporting evidence for the need for diversity and tolerance. But among these ideologies’ great hope for peace and acceptance....more
Going Against the Grain Within the past ten years, I have heard much talk about the keys worship songs and hymns are set in. Perhaps it was going on before the past ten years, but it seems to have been amplified recently. There are many reasons....more
What the Church Needs Now As the church of Jesus Christ has entered a new century and a new millennium, along with the rest of the world, we find that her worship is in a state characterized by profound contradictions.
The Good News
Hillsong - A local church with a worldwide reach At first glance if all you knew about Hillsong was from listening to their recordings or attending a concert, you might think that Hillsong is just a successful record label and publisher. It's true they are hugely succe....more
Proclamation and Praise Jesus Christ in His incarnation was “made for a little while lower than the angels” (Heb. 2:9), subjected Himself to death on a cross (Phil. 2:8), and has therefore been exalted to the Father’s right hand (Phil. 2:9; ....more
Faith’s Language At the end of “Saving Private Ryan,” the elderly James Ryan, turns from Captain John Miller’s grave (played by Tom Hanks) and asks his wife, “Am I a good man?” Sometimes other people, with their unique perspective of ou....more
Face To Face? A favorite song of mine describes entering an unknown place past the gates of praise until we're standing face to face before God in a state of worship. I love that song, but I have to wonder since no man has looked ....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.
One user said..."Your 5 week study course has made a tremendous impact on my life in the study of worship... I would like to express my thanks for a well written study course that leads into a higher realm of praise and worship."