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Worship and the Glory of God
INTRODUCTION When I was in college studying music, I worked for a while in the choral department of a large music store. The manager of the choral dept. was as secular and ungodly a man as they come, yet he wa....more
Ron Man 2018-09-11 General Worship
First Church, Jerusalem
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they were continually devoting themselves to one of the four electives offered: the apostlesí teac....more
Ron Man 2018-08-16 General Worship
Worship
Corporate worship is a crucial defining activity for the Body of Christ. God's people come together to join their hearts and voices in praise to God for His greatness and in thanks for His goodness. Many Christian activi....more
Ron Man 2017-11-06 General Worship
The Choir As Worship Leader
Make no mistake about it: the most important musical group in the church is the congregation. Worship is for all of Godís people; the New Testament doctrine of the priesthood of all believers calls for the saints to l....more
Ron Man 2017-10-30 Worship Leaders
Putting First Things First
The Great Commission which Jesus gave to His disciples (Matthew 28:19-20) has rightly been a motivating force and rallying cry for churches and other Christian organizations. In it we find expressed God's heart for the w....more
Ron Man 2017-08-07 General Worship
Think Before You Speak
Worship is a time to address God, to respond to His gracious initiative in our lives with appropriate responses of praise, adoration, thanksgiving, confession, and joy. The responsibility of the worship leader (and the w....more
Ron Man 2017-07-24 General Worship
Worship for All God's People
Music is a sublime creation of God which is especially suited as a vehicle for believers to express praise to their Creator. How it must then grieve Him (and delight the Enemy) when this special gift all too often become....more
Ron Man 2017-06-15 Worship Leaders
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
Ron Man 2017-06-01 General Worship
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
Ron Man 2017-05-01 General Worship
The Power of Thematic Worship
Psalm 150:2 tells us to ďpraise Him according to His excellent greatness.Ē 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
Ron Man 2017-04-13 General Worship
Congregational Participation
In that now famous quote by Kierkegaard, he stresses that the members of the congregation are the "performers" with God as the "audience" (and not the congregation as the audience to performers on the platform). In othe....more
Ron Man 2016-12-19 Worship Leaders
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
Ron Man 2016-12-12 General Worship
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
Ron Man 2016-11-23 General Worship
Yes and Amen
Nestled in the opening strains of Paulís second epistle to the Corinthians is a statement which plumbs the depths of Godís redemptive work through Christ and the relationship with Him which we enjoy because of it. Th....more
Ron Man 2016-11-16 General Worship
Godís Global Purpose
Obviously our ultimate purpose in serving God in this world must be to align ourselves with His purpose for this world. I would suggest that Godís purpose is summarized (among other places in Scripture) in Psalm 86:9:....more
Ron Man 2016-10-28 Worship Leaders
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
Ron Man 2016-10-24 General Worship
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 On th....more
Ron Man 2016-09-05 General Worship
Proclamation and Praise
Jesus Christ in His incarnation was ďmade for a little while lower than the angelsĒ (Heb. 2:9), subjected Himself to death on a cross (Phil. 2:8), and has therefore been exalted to the Fatherís right hand (Phil. 2:9; ....more
Ron Man 2016-08-26 General Worship
Worship: Responding to Godís Glory . . .
Intellectually. ďI pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassin....more
Ron Man 2013-04-23 General Worship
Blended Worship
Blended worship has as its goal the joining together of the people of God in all their diversity, under one roof and in one service, to glorify God through the offering up of corporate praise. The term "blended" speak....more
Ron Man 2013-02-07 General Worship
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