To Him Be the Glory As children of God and citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20), our primary focus in all of life is to be on Him who created us and redeemed us and is committed to conforming us to His image. God has a unique claim on o....more
Worship Love Languages In his book, The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman outlines 5 methods to communicate and experience love. They are (1) gift giving, (2) quality time (3) words of affirmation (4) acts of service/devotion and (5) physical....more
John 4:23-24 "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spi....more
Worshipflow.com Does your pianist and/or keyboard player ever struggle with key changes? Do they find it hard to transition from one key to another without using the boring V7 of the new key? Worshipflow.com is a pretty cool site with....more
Worship - A Biblical Definition The Apostle Paul, certainly history’s greatest example of “a thoroughly converted man” (C.S. Lewis notwithstanding, about whom the phrase was originally penned), authored some of the most sublime doxologies to be found i....more
Encounters with God The old man walked slowly toward the tent. The people watched as he bent his well-worn frame to enter. They had seen him approach the tent many times, but each time they stood to watch. His wrinkled hands, still strong, ....more
Flow, Service, Flow! The goal of a worship service is, needless to say, worship. And worship presupposes worshipers who are focused on God, giving attention to Him and His glory. Worship at its best is a rapt preoccupation with God in wonder....more
The Refuge of Worship “Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in Thee; And in the shadow of Thy wings I will take refuge, until destruction passes by.” Psalm 57:1
The hunt is on! Sweat rises on the ba....more
The Power of Thematic Worship Psalm 150:2 tells us to “praise Him according to His excellent greatness.” In our church we have found that the excellent greatness of God is most effectively represented in our worship by giving people time to li....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
Worship: The Other White Meat About fifteen years ago, there was a large push to get Americans to eat more pork. If you remember the TV commercials, the slogan was Pork: The Other White Meat. Basically what those commercials were saying was ....more
Worship Online One of our joys here at EXW is to pass on the great sites that we discover to help worship ministries and leaders. Well, we have a great resource that we are excited to share with you.
Worship Online is an awesome to....more
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
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."