Obstacles to Worship 3: Guilty Heart

I wish Worship Leaders and Pastors were perfect, but truth is; we’re not.  Is it an act of hypocrisy when we lead songs declaring an unwavering commitment to God’s call and purpose, when we know in our hearts that we have failed to be obedient?  Is it right that we should proclaim God’s goodness and atContinue reading “Obstacles to Worship 3: Guilty Heart”

Obstacles to Worship 2: Sick and Tired

Part two of the obstacles to worship series comes on the back end of my sick week.  Last week I had the respiratory bug and lost my voice for the weekend.  I can’t even put to words how frustrating and discouraging this was.  By Sunday morning I felt better except that I was a little tiredContinue reading “Obstacles to Worship 2: Sick and Tired”

Obstacles To Worship: The Unfriendly Face

Worship leaders face many obstacles when leading worship.  These obstacles can deter us from setting our hearts on Christ.  Obstacles can also derail our focus from leading His followers in worship.  One such obstacle reared its ugly head (pun intended) for me recently. Let’s call it the Unfriendly Face. If you lead worship or leadContinue reading “Obstacles To Worship: The Unfriendly Face”

As You Wish

I’m sure that many are excited that “The Avengers” released on DVD and blueray  this week.  I know I am.  But I’m even more interested that this is the 25th anniversary of “The Princess Bride.” I must have watched that movie a hundred times during college – mostly in my friends apartment.  It’s always been thatContinue reading “As You Wish”

Because He Lives

Why do we sing the songs we sing in worship?  What makes them appropriate?  Are worship pastors purposeful in the songs we select or guilty of picking their favorites or the songs most requested by others? The only true “series” I keep with on this blog is the “Why do we sing that?” series.  IContinue reading “Because He Lives”

Holy

by Matt Redman, Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin Verse 1 What heart could hold the weight of Your love And know the heights of Your great worth What eyes could look on Your glorious face Shining like the sun (REPEAT) Chorus 1 You are holy holy holy God most high and God most worthy You areContinue reading “Holy”

Don’t Tell Me How to Love God

To many, the term worship has become a smorgasbord-word and the definition varies with each individual according to how they fill their plate.  Successful worship then is judged according to how the song arrangements makes them feel.  To allow more people to “feel” like successful worshipers, we ask pastors and worship leaders to become short-order cooks and prepare only theContinue reading “Don’t Tell Me How to Love God”

From The Inside Out

From The Inside Out by Joel Houston Verse 1 A thousand times I’ve failed Still Your mercy remains And should I stumble again Still I’m caught in Your grace Everlasting Your light will shine when all else fades Never-ending Your glory goes beyond all fame Verse 2 Your will above all else My purpose remainsContinue reading “From The Inside Out”

Do I Care What Others Think?

When it comes to corporate worship we can’t escape the fact that we are in the presence of others.  Wherever we sit or stand, we are surrounded by other worshipers. (And non-worshipers) In a world where image is everything, do we concern ourselves too much with what others think, when we should be focusing onContinue reading “Do I Care What Others Think?”

Here and Now

Here And Now (song) written by Brenton Brown and Paul Baloche Chorus 1 Here and now here in this moment Here and now I turn to You All that my searching heart has longed for Can be found ‘Cause You’re in this moment here and now Verse 1 What majesty what mystery the God ofContinue reading “Here and Now”