To Him Be Glory in the Church!

For the past few weeks Joe has reminded us of a verse (3:20) from Paul’s prayer (3:14-21) written in his letter to the Ephesians.  I absolutely love this verse!  Paul gets caught up in the greatness of God and the power He supplies His people for His Kingdom purpose.  Joe used verse 20 because itContinue reading “To Him Be Glory in the Church!”

Don’t Forget the Left-Overs

Each year, after thanksgiving meal is over, I’m still excited for the left-overs – a reminder of the wonderful meal, recently enjoyed.  The bounty of food is too much for one sitting, too much even for one day.  It spills over to supper, then to Friday and further.  Back home our tradition is to pourContinue reading “Don’t Forget the Left-Overs”

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: 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”

I Appreciate You!

Many churches across the country designate October as a month to tell their pastor that they appreciate them.  I have experienced this in  each church I have had the privilege to lead as pastor of worship.  It’s difficult to express just how much a word of encouragement from someone within the congregation can lift my spirits. SomewhereContinue reading “I Appreciate You!”

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”

Keep Sowing

Remembering that Christ used seed as parable on multiple occasions, please read my following story with your spiritual eyes wide open. There’s just something very refreshing about coming home from work and walking out to the garden with fresh seeds.  That’s what I got to do Monday evening.  After I pulled into the driveway, carried my backpackContinue reading “Keep Sowing”

Happy Dependence Day

  Wednesday we will celebrate the anniversary of when the United States first declared its independence from the oppressive empire of Britain.  (This is history, not politics.)  In contrast, every Sunday, as believers we celebrate our dependence on Jesus Christ.  The United States, at its very foundation, gained its freedom by declaring itself sovereign thenContinue reading “Happy Dependence Day”

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”