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things you may not know about Jesus

7 Things You May Not Know About Jesus

There are surprising things you may not know about Jesus. In our book, Jesus: A Theography, Leonard Sweet and I take 424 pages to show that both the Old and New Testaments tell the story of Jesus in great detail.
good friday reflection

Good Friday Reflection: The Final Word of Reunion

Consider this for your Good Friday reflection: Jesus' final word from the cross, following his Word of Triumph, was the word of reunion.
grow spiritually

How to Guarantee You WON’T Grow Spiritually

You can’t escape the New Testament’s overwhelming pulse that God commands us to intentionally pursue Him, that to grow spiritually is our job as Christians.
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5 Gifts Jesus Gives Us in the Lord’s Supper

When we read about the Lord's Supper in John 13, we discover not only the roots of the sacrament but also the secrets of Christian living. There are at least five diamonds shining out from the darkness of John 13.
Good Friday

Eugene Cho: How Could It Be a Good Friday?

There’s a reason that in the Christian tradition – this day and service is considered the longest and darkest day of the year.
voice of god

Sometimes, to Hear the Voice of God, We Should Stop Singing

Our worship actions can drown out the distinct voice of God that is often only discernible in the silence. In the midst of our self-generated noise, we can miss healing, comforting, and encouraging words of hope.
we become what we behold

Why We Become What We Behold

My daughters are starting to pick up more and more of my mannerisms. This is terrifying. They see me every day, hear every word I say. That's why I believe that when it comes to worship, we become what we behold.
worship services

What She Said at the Start of Worship Service Changed Everything

Each Sunday, as we settle into our worship service, we buckle our seat belt. Whatever comes, Lord, my trust is in you.
was satan a musician

Satan and Worship Leaders: Was Satan A Musician?

The possible biblical connection between Satan and worship leaders issues some strong warnings we must heed today. Was Satan a musician?
99 Questions When Hiring a Worship Pastor

99 Questions When Hiring a Worship Pastor

What I have found over the years through consulting and numerous conversations with senior pastors and executive pastors is that they simply don’t know what to ask when hiring a worship pastor.
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Top 10 Things I Love That Worship Leaders Do

Many friends of mine serve their churches as worship leaders, some perhaps in the face of weekly criticism and complaints—I am eternally thankful for you. I love you.
comfort zone

Help Your Church Break Out of Its Worship Comfort Zone

If we practice worshipping in ways we aren’t comfortable with then we will get more comfortable stretching our comfort zones in all aspects of our lives.
God's promises

God’s Promises Give Us Everything We Need

In modern life we have trained ourselves to discount promises as nothing more that echoes in the wind. The one great exception is when it comes to God’s promises.
Song ideas for Good Friday

Song Ideas for Good Friday and Easter

Glenn Packiam gives a few song ideas for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. There are so many great worship songs about the cross and forgiveness and the sacrifice Christ made for us. Discover more song ideas for Good Friday and Easter.
muscian

God Sent a Musician

David, the young shepherd who faced down the great giant Goliath, was a musician. While tending his father’s flocks in his lonely life as a shepherd, he had not only learned how to sling stones at lions and bears.
rooted in god

The Lush Life Is Rooted in God

A lush life is one rooted in God. There are so many metaphors in the Scriptures that help us imagine, and image into reality, the good life we all seek.
pray for worship leaders

20 Ways to Pray for Worship Leaders

Here are 20 ways to pray for worship leaders starting with: Pray for worship leaders that they never sacrifice their family for ministry since their family is ministry.
musical divorce

Worship War and Its Fallout: Musical Divorce

This is a picture of churches whose musical conflict turned into musical separation and was codified by a kind of musical divorce. On the surface, conflict was resolved. Below the surface, conflict continued.
lament in the Bible

5 Reasons Praise and Lament Belong Together in Worship

The pervasiveness of lament in the Bible should lead us to question how well we are incorporating lament into our worship.
Do We Really Need to Keep Singing Hymns?

Do We Really Need to Keep Singing Hymns?

Now I'm a worship pastor and I have to decide for myself how I feel about singing hymns. Do we really need to keep singing hymns? I think so. And my first reason may surprise you.
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