Into Job now… Besides verse 1:20 which just blows me away continually that after all the devastation, what does Job do? “…tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped.” He WORSHIPED. He said “Blessed be the name of the Lord.” After everything that just happened in v13-19. He literally throws […]Read More If only there were an arbiter!
Revelation! Last lap – and another year of reading God’s word through. (I can’t wait to start back in Genesis next week…:-) So some quick thoughts that hit me today… Rev 1:5b-6 starts right off with a great reminder: “…to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and […]Read More Revelation 1-5
I think we’ve all been there. Those times where for whatever reason, the congregation isn’t singing…isn’t following along, isn’t “tracking” (to use a Chandler term) with the worship set. They may even look like the dude in the famous picture, literally blown away by the music – and NOT in the good sense either. Blown […]Read More Blowing them away
So…onto 1 Samuel now…there is so much in here I don’t even know where to start, but one subject seemed to jump out at me so I’ll go with it. We see a major change going on – God has rejected Saul as King of Israel because of Saul’s repeated and blatant disobedience in leading […]Read More Playing in the Spirit
I know I heard this from someone…but I can’t recall who. As musicians, we can each learn our own parts well, but if we don’t fit them in well with the other parts it does us no good. All the parts have to add up to 100%. Think of a pie…or a puzzle or anything […]Read More Pieces of the Pie
Clever video about what possibly goes on in our human minds during worship…thanks, Luke. But…seriously. What is your focus during worship? How many times are we guilty of being late like this fellow with the weak arms and potentially rushing into the presence of the Lord. I have blogged previously about Preparing to Worship, but […]Read More our focus in worship…
A few years back a co-worker looked at me and said “Are you always like this?”, “Like what” I replied. “HAPPY”, she said. Now, don’t go getting the wrong idea, I have my “challenging” days, but I guess most of the time I’m pretty “up” – but it always struck me that someone noticed that. […]Read More What are you so happy about?
I have developed a deep and manly love for Mark Driscoll. Maybe it’s the faux-hawk, but probably because I’ve realized that he has learned an amazing amount, is a great no-nonsense communicator, and will ferociously stand where God has placed him. For years I have heard him speak here and there at various conferences and liked what […]Read More Have you worshipped about it?
I ran across this in “Christ-Centered Worship” by Bryan Chappell this morning…needless to say this will be making it’s way into a worship service very soon, but I wanted to share it with you for your meditation, I hope it convicts you as much as it did me: You asked me for my hands, that […]Read More Calculated Efforts
I really enjoyed today, though the worship time was a bit shorter than usual, I really enjoyed the songs – if you are only going to do a few songs…make them powerful, weighty songs rich in truth, eh? 🙂 It was also a communion Sunday which is always special! I Exalt Thee (Sanchez) You are […]Read More Reflections from Sunday