Tag Archives: Worship

Holy Love

Understanding both God’s holiness and his loving goodness brings a balanced focus to our lives. Like Isaiah, we need a vision of the holiness of God. Like the psalmist, we also need to understand God’s heart of love towards his people. While they seem to be in stark contrast, they come together in a unity that brings balance to both. Continue reading

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Shout for Joy (Sept 5)

ist has done for us, should there not be a little shouting when we get together to celebrate his greatness and declare his worth? Continue reading

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The Right Response (Sept 4)

As scripture is read and explained and applied through preaching, God speaks to us. His word to us requires a response. That response is an important part of our worship.   Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate (Aug 17)

A major work has been completed. The walls have been rebuilt.  Despite opposition and numerous setbacks, the job has been completed.  It was time to celebrate. Continue reading

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The Heart that is Free

David’s heart was free to worship God. His focus was the Lord. He danced and celebrated with all his might. Unconcerned for his dignity, he celebrated before his God. Continue reading

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A Joyful Heart of Praise (July 12)

Hallelujah!  It’s one of those words you can’t help but shout or sing out really loud! You just can’t mumble Hallelujah.  Continue reading

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Psalms, Worship and Prayer (July 6)

One of the reasons I love to read the Psalms before I pray, is that they prime the pump of worship. They help us to focus on the goodness and greatness of God. As we are awestruck by his glory, we are ready to praise and worship. With wide-eyed wonder we are then ready to pray. Worship and praise affects my praying in every way—it provides right perspective, it prompts faith, it helps us focus and refocus our requests. As we worship, we realize the joy of his presence and we are changed. Continue reading

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New Songs (July 4)

What is your favorite hymn or worship song? Is it a new song or an old song? Why is it special to you? Continue reading

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Becoming Like the One You Worship

The Psalmist suggests that we become like the one we worship. The idols of the nations were sometimes beautifully crafted in precious metals, but they remained the lifeless works of human hands: having mouths but not able to speak; having ears but being unable to hear; Continue reading

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David Danced (May 24)

Worship is a time for celebration.  It is a time for us to break out the instruments and sing with all our might. It is not a time for half-hearted singing or mumbling words.  It is a time for us to enter in with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. Continue reading

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