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4 Misconceptions about Worship
When we take time to read and reflect upon God as the object of our worship, we’re expending energy toward having a real knowledge of the most glorious and valuable being in the universe.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Music in Corporate Worship
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Pastors and Worship Leaders are on the Same Team
Friday, November 4, 2005
Why Worship Matters
In my conversations with others, I've found that much about worship is either assumed, confusing, or deemed unimportant. The recent "worship explosion" has been both a help and a hindrance in this...
Monday, October 27, 2003
Defining Worship: Worship as Everyday Life
Our worship of God not only extends beyond singing, but involves every moment of every day. There are many Scriptural references to worship as a lifestyle, but the best-known may be Romans 12:1-2. ...
Saturday, October 11, 2003
Defining Worship, Part 4: Worship as Event
Worship is an event where we respond to what Christ has already accomplished on the cross, rather than seeking to work our way into the Holy of Holies through our songs and sincere intentions.
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Defining Worship, Part 3: Worship as Encounter
What do we anticipate as we walk through the doors of our meeting place on Sunday morning? Are we thinking about friends we need to catch up with, responsibilities we've been given, or how we can't...
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Defining Worship, Part 2: Worship as Expression
To truly enjoy God, to truly worship Him, we must express what is in our hearts towards Him. Therefore, our expression should be grounded in a biblical view of him.
Friday, September 12, 2003
Defining Worship, Part 1: What's It All About?
Worship is God's idea, furthermore, it's what he created us to do. In this light, it's important to understand what God means by worship.
Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Worship Matters: Reflecting God's Multifaceted Glory
Since Scripture has no specific guidelines for the order of a Sunday meeting, I think we're free to pursue different arrangements that are familiar enough for people to grasp easily, yet creative...
Thursday, July 17, 2003
Worship Matters: Reaching Your Community
Our worship music is meant to define and inform our understanding of God. Therefore, the content of our songs should reflect the truths of Scripture, and help the congregation better understand of...
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Worship Matters: The Character of a Worship Leader
Worship leaders should be lead worshipers. Just as Christ came into the world not to be served but to serve, worship leaders are called to lead with humility, not valuing their ability above their...
Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Worship and the Presence of God: Closing Thoughts
We have taken the past six columns to examine various issues relating to the presence of God. So what does it really mean for a worshiper of the Living God to be in His presence?
Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Worship and the Presence of God, Part 6
Do you ever think about what it will be like to experience God's presence in heaven? We can get so distracted by looming deadlines and worldly concerns that heaven has all the urgency of a fairy...
Monday, June 16, 2003
Worship and the Presence of God, Part 5
As we mature in our faith, we realize that feelings aren't the ultimate measure of God's presence. We develop a greater appreciation for the variety of ways God reveals His nearness to us.
Monday, June 2, 2003
Worship and the Presence of God, Part Four
We can be tempted to measure the success of meetings by how moved people seem. However, our understanding of God's nearness is not based upon emotional stirring, but on the promises and truths of...
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Worship and the Presence of God, Part Three
We enter God's presence only because of Christ's sacrifice, never because we are worshiping. Yet, corporate worship does "take us someplace" in the sense that it affects our emotions by reminding...
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Worship and the Presence of God, Part 2
Where, exactly, is God? He is fully and equally present in all parts of His creation at all times. God's astonishing omnipresence is one of the foundation stones of Scripture.
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
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