Why don’t I pray more? I asked myself this question as I sat in Matt’s sermon this past week. Am I blind to the reality of the war in which I am engaged? Am I arrogantly operating under the façade of independence and self-sufficiency? Am I complacent or apathetic toward the beauty and glory of the God Who has graciously rescued and redeemed me? Am I too lazy, too proud, too tired, too ...
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The following is a prayer asking God to refine our lives and our ministries to be centered wholly and passionately on Him. It’s a prayer that God, in His infinite grace, would move us aside and make much of Himself. O my Lord, Let not my ministry be approved only by men, or merely win the esteem and affections of people;
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It is interesting how movements begin. I love looking back and seeing how history unfolds. Opportunities arise for people to step up and call their generation to see things differently, to believe accurately and live passionately. Some movements are short-lived while others have a lasting impact. You have micro-movements of subcultures—smaller cultures within the greater culture.
This past Saturday, Professor Elliot Greene from Redeemer Presbyterian Seminary taught on “Christ, the Kingdom and History.” One of the quotes that I have been thinking on since then is: “God has placed us where His love is most potent, in His Son.”
This is an e-mail I sent our musicians and vocalists last week. I’m hoping will be useful to you and your worship team as well. Leading people in worship—whether you are behind a kit, keyboard, guitar, violin, cello, sax or microphone—is something that should be taken seriously.
The more and more I read, the more I become a “quote guy.” I can’t help but appreciate the way a certain sentence or group of them stirs my affections for the Lord. It’s clear that the Lord has wired us to live on words, His Word. Words can encourage us or break us down. They can work their way into the inmost parts of our souls and impress themselves there;