On Sunday, five days before Friday, the shouts were loud. “Hosanna to the son of DavidHosanna, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord,Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father DavidHosanna, peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” cf. Matt. 21:4-9; Mark 11:7-11; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:12-15 Hope, … More Friday, Turning Hope to Sorrow
Sanctifying the Day A Call to Worship to Welcome the Day “The LORD gathers His people, for He loves to hear their praises. Those who are wise, attend to His words and consider the lovingkindness of their God. And so that is what we will do. We will praise Him, and we will awaken our … More Welcome the New Day with Joy
Sanctifying the Day — Asking and Asking Again A Call to Worship — 1 “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! 2 Our souls long, yes, they faint for Your courts O Lord; our hearts and flesh sing for joy to You, the living God. “So this morning, draw our hearts to Yours. Connect our minds to … More Don’t Fake Revival–Pray for it Till it Comes
A Call to Worship on the 26th morning of April Volume 1, Day 5 “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29) “May your heart rise in worship … More Adopted, Heirs, Ambassadors–Who You Are
Read Psalm 75 Today, I was reading a unique book that is a great addition to any worshippers library. “The Book of Psalms for Singing” (1973), is a book that takes every psalm in the book of Psalms and puts them into English verse with “musical settings designed for singing in public and private worship. … More When the Name of God is Near
I went to a small seminary in California, the International School of Theology. It had an amazing but short 25 year history and trained hundreds of students who have brought great glory to God. The seminary struggled financially, sometimes battled competing visions of how to accomplish its mission, but despite the struggles I loved my … More Is It Possible to be a Christian and Not Love Worship?
Friday is for Heart Songs Reading with the Pastor Luke 21 and Psalm 103 (Click on the sound file to the right of this post just above the search box.) Today’s reading is 38 verses in Luke but it is the first four verses that have captured me. See if they don’t do the same for … More The Widow’s Large Gift
Thursday is for Worship (And so is every other day of the week) A former student recently emailed me to ask for help in the area of worship. He is faithfully serving a small church in the mid-west and I hope they know what a gem they have as a leader/preacher/thinker. Bottom line, he has … More “Worship at Our Small Church is a Challenge”