18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.Continue reading “The power of praise”
In worship yesterday our song of procession was Luther’s great hymn: “A Mighty Fortress is our God.” What a beautiful reminder of who we are as the Church of Christ!
I too often get a picture of Scrooge in my head when I read in 1 Samuel about the Ebenezer. One of my favorite hymns is “Come Thou Fount” and it refers to the Ebenezer: Here I raise my Ebenezer Hither by Thy help I come And I hope by Thy good pleasure Safely toContinue reading “What’s an Ebenezer?”
Colossians 3:16,17: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God theContinue reading “What Happens When We Dwell?”