Category Archives: Music

A song from a hurting heart

They say that divorce is like death. The pain is even greater when you’ve been forsaken by a spouse. The fears, regrets, guilt, anger, loss and loneliness can cycle through your heart for years. Music is often a means that helps to heal the heart. Continue reading

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Worship in song and prayer

____________________________________________ Evening Renewal “My Father, if Your mercy had boundaries, where would be my refuge from just wrath? But Your love for me in Christ is without measure. Thus, I present myself to You with sins of comission and omission, against You, my … Continue reading

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Two Great Songs for Worship and a Prayer

I love songs with real messages centered in truth with deep gospel clarity!  “Lord Jesus, give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach. Help me purely to flee it and jealously to resolve that … Continue reading

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The power of music in the life of the Church

We tell people that our music ministry is guided by two non-negotiable factors. We sing lyrics that are faithful to Scripture and ask those who lead us to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. I think it is sinful for any member to demand that all of the music style conform to his or her tastes. Continue reading

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8 links worth checking out

A Bubba With a Passion for the Gospel and Golf (In That Order) What’s Your State Good At? The restoring power of music: How to Listen to Music Social networking 101 for parents Almost 20% of 3rd Graders Have Cell … Continue reading

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Worship: more than singing and style

When I began pastoral ministry, all we needed was a one-armed person leading hymns to piano and/or organ accompaniment. This was the way most Churches were singing. And we sang the hymns of the faith. But I saw a big … Continue reading

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Worship of trust (two songs below)

God continuously teaches me that, “man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3). Life that flourishes in the fullness of God’s will looks like this: “Trust in the … Continue reading

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