Today's Word for Pastors...

Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins."
Joshua 24:19

Today's Preaching Insight...

IMPACT helps flow of worship

In the May 2003 issue of Baptist Life, Rick Muchow, pastor of magnification at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, explained that "Music is not worship itself, but a tool to worship." In order to provide an effective flow for Saddleback's weekend services, he uses the acrostic IMPACT:

IM stands for Inspirational Movement, or an energetic song of praise. "In order to wake up the Body of Christ, we have to wake up the body," Muchow says.

P stands for Praise song, which is a song sung about God in the third person.

A stands for Adoration, a praise song sung to God

C stands for Commitment, with songs like "I Worship You" or "I Surrender All"

T stands for Tie it all together, using a song "that summarizes the group's worship of the Lord, sung in the collective third person.

Today's Extra...

This Week's Laugh

Fathers and Mothers

Robert Kopp tells about the woman who was walking with her young daughter. The little girl picked up something from the ground and started to put it in her mouth, but the mother told her to throw it away because it was dirty with germs.

"Mommy, how do you know so much?" the girl asked.

"Well, it's on the mommy test," her mother replied. "You have to know all about such things or you don't get to be a mommy."

The daughter thought about it a moment, then replied, "OK, I get it. So if you flunk the test you have to be a daddy."

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