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Jan 2017 5 Jan 5, 2017

Our lives are combusting with expectation and anticipation, and we're groaning for answers. Jesus knew this about us, better than we do. In fact, “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink’” (John 7:37)....Read More

Sep 2016 8 Sep 8, 2016

Emotions in worship are a touchy subject. They’re touchy because, first, worship is often intensely emotional, and, second, many of us have had unpleasant experiences with leaders who have abused that reality. In my opinion, there are two extremes, neither of which are healthy or biblical, and both of which should be avoided through pastoral wisdom and grace....Read More

Aug 2016 17 Aug 17, 2016
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Song and melody not only unite us with others, but also touch parts of our hearts that might surprise us. This Independence Day liturgy took a truth that wasn’t immediately at the forefront of my mind and moved me from passive forgetfulness into active gratitude....Read More

Jul 2016 22 Jul 22, 2016

In a day and age where so many distractions are fighting for our attention, one of the best ways we can help center our people’s hearts is through a specific and pointed call to worship. It urges people to turn from worldly distractions and set their minds, hearts, and attention on the glory of God....Read More

Jul 2016 8 Jul 8, 2016

Whatever the ambient volume of our sanctuary, there is a more critical matter of volume and understanding at play. It is one of the most glorious truths in the universe: implicit, and seldom mentioned. That is, when we gather to worship at our local churches, behind all our prayers and all our songs, behind all our exhortations and all our encouragements: the Lord hears....Read More

Jun 2016 1 Jun 1, 2016

You have a unique gig, worship leader. You have the “enviable” position of getting as much face time on the platform every week as the lead pastor. Next to preaching, your gig is the most vocal and visible ministry in the church....Read More

Apr 2016 26 Apr 26, 2016
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This helpful article from Charles Spurgeon was published in his monthly publication, The Sword and the Trowel....Read More

Apr 2016 1 Apr 1, 2016
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Easter is not the "Super Bowl of the church." Easter is not the day we suit up, march onto the field and win the game for Jesus. Easter is the day we fix our eyes on the resurrected Christ. Easter is the day we gather together to remind one another that Jesus has already won for us....Read More

Mar 2016 3 Mar 3, 2016

We must continue to preach the Gospel through song to those who already know it and rest in it. So what are some practical ways we can accomplish this as worship leaders so that our weekly planning is not mundane but done with intentionality and excellence?...Read More