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”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

Make Way For The King!

On Palm Sunday we remember how Jesus entered Jerusalem to the praises of His followers.  They placed the branches of palms on the road to make a path.  Most even took the cloak off their back and placed that on the road to make Jesus’ path. (Matt. 21:8) Would you do that?  Would you ruinContinue reading “Make Way For The King!”

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”