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Preparing for Sunday, 6/9/13

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Hey guys!Here's a quote for you to think about as you prepare for corporate worship tomorrow morning. We often come to church on Sunday expecting the wrong things. Ponder this: We're prone to get this backwards: [w]e come to worship thinking that we're somehow giving to God, and we subtly...

Preparing for Sunday, 5/26/13

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Hey guys,as we're thinking about church tomorrow, here are a few things to (hopefully) help our hearts and minds get into the right frame, so we're ready to make the most of the time together!1. We have communion in service tomorrow, as we do almost every month on the last Sunday. As Jordan...

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...