Despite the predominant notion that we are self-forming autonomous people who can easily choose what we want to and who we want to be, the stark reality is that we are shaped by our habits and the things we consistently submit ourselves to. Habits are notoriously hard to break, and although we’d like to think... Continue Reading →
Matthew Westerholm helpfully condenses some of John Calvin's thoughts on singing and prayer. You can read it here... First, singing our prayers helps us unite our gathered church. Second, singing our prayers helps focus our wandering thoughts. Third, singing helps inflame our withering affections. Fourth, singing our prayers helps us engage our entire bodies.
This past Sunday (March 3), we had a great time discussing what gospel faithfulness looks like practically. Here's the video from the teaching section. It got started a minute or two late, but we start by discussing Isaiah 6. https://vimeo.com/321338403
Why do this? By posting the liturgy of the week I hope to help our congregation understand why we do what we do. As I shared this information with the worship leaders each week I realized that this is not secret information! My prayer is that it aids in the making and maturing process we're... Continue Reading →
[Why do we do what we do? CLICK HERE for an explanation on why we use the word "liturgy", why we do more than just sing, and how this corporate discipline shapes us] 9/15/19 We'll be continuing through 1 Kings this Sunday with chapter 2. In this passage we learn that the peace of God’s... Continue Reading →