I wish we would actually think about EVERY worship song. I have unreasonable expectations. But this one jumped out at me today as I was in a chapel service. This line: “I want more of you, God.” I reflected on that, then heard this word from the Lord drop into my heart: “When you hearContinue reading “Songs We Need to Think About”
Worship Songs from The Work Of The People on Vimeo.
When it comes to church, and I am Pentecostal when I reflect on this particular subject, we just flat out like “excitement.” There is emotion in our lives, so we don’t try to pull out emotion when it comes to singing and praise in a church service. As Pentecostals, we like to pray for peopleContinue reading “Spine Tingling Worship”
I am a fan of the TV show “Psych.” One of the “Shawnisms” for awhile was when he said, “Wait for iiiiitttttt!!!” That is the life of Abraham. He has a promise. He will have a son. There will be a great nation. There will be myriads of descendant. They will possess the land. AndContinue reading “Wait for It”
I will be looking at Abraham and worship in a prayer series I am starting next Sunday. Abraham is all God. We never know exactly why God chose Abraham, which is the point of this being an act of grace and mercy in the story of redemption. Still, Abraham is incredibly responsive to the One who calledContinue reading “Abraham Worshiped”
6 A son honors a father,and a servant honors his master.But if I’m a father, where is my honor?Or if I’m a master, where is my respect?says the Lord of heavenly forcesto you priests who despise my name.So you say, “How have we despised your name?”7 By approaching my altar with polluted food.But you say,Continue reading “Get Away from Sloppy Worship”
James Smith hits it out of the ballpark for me on this one. We work hard on this with our church. We are not always successful, but we are trying. I wish the school where I am adjunct would take this to heart as well. I can always hope. 😉
I preached this in this morning’s service. My thoughts come from the challenges of Simon Chan’s book, Liturgical Theology. I am deeply challenged right now in my thoughts concerning the Church and worship.
For years I have preached against becoming some niche church. I don’t want to pastor a “40-something” church, or a “30-something” church… I want to pastor THE CHURCH. The Church reflects a family, not just people my exact age with my exact income level, education level, and life circumstance. Yet, that is what we areContinue reading “Age Segregated Worship”
Stanley Hauerwas on Liturgy.