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Not for the "polished."

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"When we treat the worship gathering like a performance/production, we inadvertently send the message that the gospel is for the polished."   Jared Wilson   

Don't View A Worship Leader Like A Priest

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We treat our worship leaders as priests, expecting them to lead us into God's presence in a way that is inaccessible apart from their charisma, emotion, and music. Every time we credit a worship leader with 'leading us into God's presence,' we are anointing them as priests, and crediting them...

Preparing for Sunday, 4/21/13!

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  Hey guys, hope you'll be there with us tomorrow. Hebrews 10:23-25 says,      "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting...

Preparing for Sunday, 3/17/13

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Heya folks,Hope you have a chance to think ahead to tomorrow's church gathering. Jordan will be preaching on   Corinthians 11:2-16, on "Clarifying the Value of Roles." Follow the link to read the passage, and prepare to be an "expository listener" during the sermon tomorrow...

Preparing for Sunday, 3/3/13

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Hi guys, Here's the low-down on tomorrow's church gathering. Jordan will preach from 1 Corinthians 10:14-22, on "Exposing Idolatry." This preaching series has been great, and continues to take us into deeper understanding of the Gospel of Jesus, and how the Gospel can and should play out...

Sacrificing For Good Church Music

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I wrote this post a couple weeks ago for my other blog  - wanted to give it a trial run, and have a few chances to read through it before I posted it here. This post took me months of thinking and processing, and talking this stuff through with several people before putting it in writing...

Preparing for Sunday, 2/17/13!

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Hey everybody!You can prep for our Sunday morning gathering by doing the following: Read and meditate on the preaching passage, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, either in your Bible or here. Read through the passage a few times, and try to really get into what God is revealing about Himself...

Build One Another Up In Corporate Worship

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The following is from a book review I wrote for The Life of God in the Soul of the Church by Thabiti Anyabwile. Hope it's helpful. His chapter, called "Sing To One Another" is great, and talks about how the popular idea of a "personal worship experience" in a church gathering is a very...

Build One Another Up In Corporate Worship

Posted by Josh Starkey on

The following is from a book review I wrote for The Life of God in the Soul of the Church by Thabiti Anyabwile. Hope it's helpful. His chapter, called "Sing To One Another" is great, and talks about how the popular idea of a "personal worship experience" in a church gathering is a very...