Yesterday, at the end of Pastor Ben's sermon, he mentioned the below interview with Bob Kauflin, where Bob discusses the importance of singing the Gospel to ourselves. The 4.5 minute excerpt where he discusses singing the Gospel is below. If you'd like to view the entire interview from Desiring God ministries, you can do so here.
Ben Reaoch | Category: Worship
I’ve been reading a book by Bob Kauflin entitled, Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God. It’s a great book, and I have found it very edifying.
I just finished chapter 17, in which Kauflin lists several ways that corporate worship ought to impact our daily lives. Is your personal time of worship and your presence in corporate worship having these effects on your life?
Andrew Hughes | Category: Worship; The Christian Life
Maybe you dread announcement time in your Sunday gathering. Maybe it feels like it messes up the flow or is too mundane to be included in corporate time of focusing on God. Granted, announcements can certainly distract or be used incorrectly. But maybe the issue isn’t so much with announcements themselves as much as the way we look at them? They certainly might be inherently mundane in nature at times, but I would submit that announcements ultimately remind us that the majority of life is lived in the mundane, very ordinary moments. And most importantly, God is there with us divinely orchestrating those ordinary moments. So, announcements remind us of God’s work in the ordinary, mundane, plain-bread areas of life. And since God is there with us in these things, they become something in and for which He can be worshiped.
Ben Reaoch | Category: The Christian Life; Worship
Here is a hymn that was written by Eric Schumacher, who spent some time in Biloxi, Mississippi following hurricane Katrina in 2005. He wrote this as he was meditating on some passages in Job and seeing the suffering that was taking place in the wake of the hurricane. There is much to encourage and humble us in these lyrics.
Andrew Hughes | Category: Mission; Worship
Have you ever realized there is a close relationship between missions and worship?
Here are some helpful thoughts to reflect upon:
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.
Hannah Hunter | Category: Worship
“I believe God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.”
I sometimes restrict worship to a church building. The morning gathering of Christians on a Sunday, the raising of voices with other believers in hymn and song, the diligent preaching and hearing of God’s word. The fellowship of believers afterwards, of people who deeply care for each other, of people laughing, of people praying, of people going over to so-and-so’s to eat dinner and fellowship even more.
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