Category Archives: Worship Pastor Helpers

About Lent and Ash Wednesday

Lent is a season of intentional preparation for Easter.  How do you best prepare for the Resurrection?  By dying to self and being raised with Christ.  The question, then, is this: what needs to die in me?  What part of … Continue reading

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Navigators’ Topical Memory System

* I just picked up The Navigators’ Scripture Memory Course from the Seeds Resource Center at SAFMC. How convenient — hundreds of books available for purchase are only a few steps away. Wait. How dangerous. Anyway, I’m really pleased that … Continue reading

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Church Orchestra

Trumpets, Trombones, and Tubas. Flutes, French Horns and Flugelhorns. Violins, Violas and Variable Percussion Instruments. We’re building an Orchestra at SAFMC and it’s going OK. Not great if you’re counting by the numbers (we fluxuate from 2 to over 10) … Continue reading

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BookSlice: From “The Worship Plot” by Dan Boone

I live among a people of unclean lips” – Isaiah 6:5 & the reality of corporate sin in corporate worship… “We live as servants of Jesus in a sinful culture. The road dust of this world clings to our feet. … Continue reading

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It’s called Recalling the hope of glory : biblical worship from the garden to the new creation by Allen P. Ross. A few months ago I was praying — asking God to deepen my heart in the area of Worship. … Continue reading

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Working on Easter

Most Pastors see Easter as a very important day, both because of the Spiritual significance and the fact that we’ll have a lot of people watching. It’s a busy day for ministers. The truth is that I work on Easter … Continue reading

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I’m a big fan of Harold Best, in large part because of what he says in his book Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts, which he released 2003. Best has some astoundingly relevant viewponits on why we … Continue reading

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Linkfest 4 – Everybody’s Workin’ for the Weekend

Check out USA Today’s story on America’s RQ (Religion Quotient). It turns out that 50% of High School Seniors polled believe that Sodom and Gomorrah… were married. Hmm… it just got awkward. How much should I weigh? Find out here … Continue reading

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NIV compared to ESV

A little while back this blogger posted some commentary regarding my possible switch over to the English Standard Version (ESV) of the bible. Crossway released it in 2001, I bought a copy in 2002 and now in March of 2007, … Continue reading

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How Do I Become A Morning Person?

Good question. You’re probably asking for the same reasons I did: 1. Seems like most people who have it together are up before sunrise 2. I am not a morning person and find the sunrise despicable Some of the hardest … Continue reading

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