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Four Foundational Convictions About Worship: Part 1

What is worship? This question evades even the most devoted followers of Jesus. For some, the word worship immediately produces mental images of music, singing, and the corporate gathering of believers on a Sunday morning. For others, worship functions as a mystical, elusive world in which only the really spiritual people can hope to enter.…
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Praise Your Way Through The Pain

Recently I had coffee with a gentleman interested in joining our worship team. I wanted to hear his story and hear what God had been doing in his life. As he began to share, I was stunned by the amount of pain he had endured in recent years. After twenty-five years of marriage, he lost…
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Ordering Our Hearts Well

The Bible has much to say about the heart. For example: Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Luke 6:45 says, “For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Life flows from the heart. The things that dwell deep within the caverns…
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There, But for the Grace of God, Go I

Pride is a silent killer. Like a cancer, it can slip in relatively undetected, slowly rotting away the inside of a person. With deadly force, pride eventually strikes at the heart of its host leaving a trail of destruction in its path–a trail of broken friendships, shattered dreams, and shipwrecked faith. Religious pride is particularly…
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18-Week Memorization Journey Through the Gospels

I’m on an 18-week quest. This quest will take me on a journey through the four gospels in a way I’ve never experienced before. Yes, I’ll be reading the gospels, but more than that I’ll be memorizing a key verse from every chapter–a verse that I’ve chosen for myself that fits squarely within one of…
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