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
The Offering of Worship “There came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she broke the box and poured it on his head”
Did you ever wonder why this woman did not just open the lid and....more
Repackaging Worship I don't know about you but I am getting pretty tired of buying worship CD's that are 40% to 90% full of songs already recorded by another artist. Every CD I pick up these days has a couple of songs that have already bee....more
Virtual Praise Band.com I'll admit, I have a vested interest in you falling in love with the Virtual Praise Band ministry tool, at VirtualPraiseBand.com. I'm the president of VirtualPraiseBand.com. But put that aside for just a minute, because ....more
3 Ingredients for True Worship #1: Humility
Recently I observed a church on TV. I switch to this station right in the middle of one of their songs. They were singing “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome”. During the song every person that the....more
The Effective Worship Rehearsal Rehearsals can be a great time of growth in skills and abilities, but they can also be times of frustration. Most worship bands have a wide variety of skill levels in their musicians and singers. The wise band leader/w....more
Worship Foundations As worshipers, we want to know all we can about worship; not only how to worship but what worship is all about. The problem is that beside a few scriptures indicating some of the physical reactions to a worshiper's moti....more
Worship Leader Training Worship is given solely for God’s glory and honor. God is worthy of praise whether or not we receive anything our self from God in the worship time. But because of his amazing grace and love for us, he comes to us a....more
I Chronicles 21 1 Chronicles 21:24, “But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”
How blasé we talk ....more
Passion 2013 At the heart of it all, Passion exists to see a generation stake their lives on what matters most. For us, that's the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to fully leverage our lives by amp....more
Music for Worship Excellence is called for all of our human endeavors: "whatever you do in word or deed, do all to the glory of God" (Col.3:17). God is glorified in our creative endeavors when we give of our very best, for our best reflec....more
Are You Barren? I have spent years in the traditional church as a Christian as well as part of the church staff. Because of my background, I had a lack of understanding when it came to this thing called worship. To me it was the so....more
Our Prayers I turned on the television the other day and was brought to tears with what was going on. I, for the first time am a little embarrassed to say, saw a prayer breakfast that was sponsored by the Congress. I heard them....more
Don't Be a Quick Change Artist Worshiper As a mother and wife, I can go from being counselor, bank advisor, parole officer, head chef, lawn care specialist, and nurse in ten seconds or less. Any woman with children has the know-how and God-given talent to a....more
Transcultural Aspects of Worship Worship in the Church of Jesus Christ is a phenomenon that has been and is characterized by enormous diversity across the centuries and across the world today. This diversity seems to be allowed by the New Testament, ....more
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
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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