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)”

Let My Words Be Few

Let My Words Be Few by Matt and Beth Redman You are God in heaven and here am I on earth So I’ll let my words be few Jesus I am so in love with You And I’ll stand in awe of You yes I’ll stand in awe of You and I’ll let my wordsContinue reading “Let My Words Be Few”

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”

Liar or Lover?

I have some favorite words.  I’m sure you do too.  There are a lot of words I like for the way they sound, like STEADFAST!  What a great word!  I want to be steadfast.  There are other words I like because of what they represent like “breakfast.”  I’m a big fan of breakfast – anyContinue reading “Liar or Lover?”

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”

Worship in Spirit

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) As a worship pastor, I absolutely love to see people singing praises to God, who is worthy of our highest praiseContinue reading “Worship in Spirit”

Real Faith ALIVE

There are two statements that have stuck in my heart this as I listened to Jesus Manifesto, a book I had previously read. “Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good.  he came to make dead people live.” -Jesus Manifesto “It’s possible to serve God without loving him, but it is impossible to love GodContinue reading “Real Faith ALIVE”

Does God Feel Worshipped?

When it comes to worship, everyone seems to have an opinion.  What are the best songs to sing?  Should the emphasis be on congregational singing or should we highlight a special choir piece or a solo?  Is it more important to be relevant or foundational?  Do we attempt to be more creative even if itContinue reading “Does God Feel Worshipped?”