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What Do You Say When You Lead Worship

Author: John WarrenCategory: Worship & Music

I think it’s easy as a worship leader to think that your job consists of simply singing songs and not saying anything distracting. I have found Bob Kauflin an incredible resource in breaking down this stereotype, and he has a wonderful three-part series which I have linked below on this issue.

To Be Known

Author: Peter ScottCategory: Parenting

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help ...

Pastoring at Home

Author: Matt McCauleyCategory: Parenting

Parents! I wanted to follow up last week’s blog with some very practical ways to make regular Bible study and prayer a common occurrence in your home. The following three links are gems and will help you as your pastor your children. Praying for you as you do.

The Faith of our First Father

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

“You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.” – George Washington. While our country was certainly founded upon religious principles, it is not exactly certain which religion(s) that may have been.

Averse to Authority

Author: Blake ChiltonCategory: Parenting

When I was in college I worked for a man who was a devout believer in Jesus Christ, whom I respected very much. During my employment with him, we had a situation that arose about sharing our faith in a specific arena in which it was not welcome. His appointed leadership chose to go the route that we would not verbally share our faith in this specific domain.

Sticks and Stones...

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: General

Do you remember the phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”? I think it was something I was taught as a kid. Well, it’s a lie. Words do hurt and sometimes words actually destroy. We can all testify to this reality in our own lives as we have been both the recipient of hurtful words and dished some out to others. Oftentimes some of our deepest wounds have ...

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