What's Your Reason? When I speak to people on the subject of worship, I get a host of feedback from A-Z. Worship is so simple and yet it can be so complex. When humans are involved, conflict and differences are sure to be close behind!....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
A Biblical Model of Worship Worship is a sacred dialogue. It is humankind’s response to a holy God. He alone is the initiator, and man is the responder. Worship in its most basic sense is glorifying God. This certainly implies that all of life is w....more
A Guitar Capo A guitar capo is a clamp devise that you position on different frets of the guitar to change the pitch or key of the open strings. I like to describe it to students as a device that “acts” as if it cut off your frets! Sc....more
A Heart for Worship This sermon comes to us from Dr. Wayne Poplin of Carmel Baptist Church in Matthews, NC.
INTRODUCTION: As we begin to talk about worship, let’s start with a mind-boggling thought. As we consider our galaxy, just our....more
A Life of Praise When we look at worship, many of us see it as something we are to do once a week. For others it has become a daily part of our lives. When we look at the element of praise, the Bible is very clear on when and how we are ....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
A Response to Blended I prefer the term “Unified” worship over “Blended” worship because our intention should be to reflect the scriptural teaching of unity in diversity. (Gal. 3:28; 1 Cor. 12:12-14) The term “Blended” worship does not necess....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 Treatise The concept of the role of worship leader has deep biblical roots. From the trumpeters leading the army of God into battle, to King David dancing before the Ark of the Covenant as it was brought into Jerusalem, those who....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
Allow yourself some “Popeye moments” Do you remember the cartoon character, Popeye the Sailor Man? He was long-suffering and took a lot of abuse from bullies. But there would come a time when he had endured all he could. His patience exhausted, he would say....more
Ambient Technology While sitting in my favorite coffee shop, I recently had a conversation with a 24-year-old graphic artist and spiritual seeker about technology in worship. On Easter, he'd attended a service at a local church, complet....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
Avoiding Complacency in Worship Leadership Something I deal with as a worship leader and pastor is complacency. I relate to worship ministry, but no matter which ministry context you are in, sooner or later, complacency can be a great temptation, and if we are no....more
Before the Throne How long has it been since you took a good hard look at why you do what you do every Sunday morning? Have your priorities of spiritual preparation given way to technical preparation only and success is gauged by the app....more
Behind the Praise Here at EXW we love to bring you resources that will truly benefit your churches worship experience. One of the latest and best resources we have found is called "Behind the Praise". I could go on and on about this won....more
Benefits of Singing the Psalms in Worship For good reason, the book of Psalms is often referred to as the hymnal of Israel. Indeed, the text of the Psalms were sung by God’s people and have continued to be utilized in corporate worship contexts for centuries. Ch....more
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Experiencing Worship, The Study
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