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?”

Evaluating Our Personal Worship

Pastors and Worship leaders evaluate the Sunday morning worship hour each week.  Many times that evaluation is intentional and facilitated by a list of evaluation questions.  Other times the pastor enters his office on Monday, sits behind his desk, buries his face in his hands and mutters, “Well that didn’t go well!”  Clearly, intentional evaluation,Continue reading “Evaluating Our Personal Worship”

Before the Throne of God Above

Before The Throne of God Above by Charitie Lees Bancroft Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea. A great high priest whose name is Love Who ever lives and pleads for me. My name is graven on His hands, My name is written on His heart. I know thatContinue reading “Before the Throne of God Above”

Evaluating The Hour on Sunday (part 2)

Last week I posted the standard questions we ask when we evaluate the worship PLAN from the previous Sunday service.  As promised I am putting up our questions we use to evaluate the PRESENTATION layer of Sunday morning worship leading.  The reason we distinguish our questions between PLAN and PRESENTATION is because the work isContinue reading “Evaluating The Hour on Sunday (part 2)”

What a Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus by Joseph M. Scriven What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry everything toContinue reading “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”

Evaluating The Hour on Sunday (part 1)

Most worship leaders and pastors have a process of evaluating the Sunday morning service.  For some it may be as simple as sitting down Monday morning and reflecting on the events of the previous day.  For others, they have a group of people they trust who will give loving, honest feedback.  These people have aContinue reading “Evaluating The Hour on Sunday (part 1)”

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

In the past I haven’t blogged in series.  I have simply tried to get the one blog in per week as faithful as I can.  Well, I suppose it’s time for a change.  Introducing a new series for The Schoeneblog: Why Do We Sing That? In this series I will attempt to break down aContinue reading “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing”

Worship in Truth

Last month, I posted what it means to worship in Spirit.  You can read it here.  Jesus said… But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. (John 4:23 ESV) Again, I willContinue reading “Worship in Truth”

The Day After The Day After Easter

Twas the day after Easter? No, the day after that, folks returned to the lives they had lead. For the most part, all life settled back to its norm and many or most felt their hearts were still warm from Sunday and spiritually fed. They let their minds wander toward worry and pleasure forgetting theContinue reading “The Day After The Day After Easter”

More Christ Please

We all pray for more – more money to get us to the end of the month, more time with our kids, more patience with the people who annoy us, more time in the day to get things done.  In one of the famous prayers in history, St. Patrick prayed for more too.  But unlikeContinue reading “More Christ Please”