As we begin our Psalms series we'll be looking at how the Psalmists display a wide variety of emotions and theological topics, but a few themes can be seen throughout. Things like depending on God, praising him for what he is done, finding satisfaction in God, overcoming fear, and longing for ultimate deliverance are just... Continue Reading →
"When We See Your Face" (click for lyric video) is a new song for us by Bob and Jordan Kauflin over at Sovereign Grace Music. It's a song about longing and hope in the midst of suffering as we await the day we see Jesus face to face. I appreciate the candid nature of the... Continue Reading →
“My Worth Is Not In What I Own” is a new song for us, written by the Gettys and Graham Kendrick. There are great arrangements by both the Gettys (with Fernando Ortega) and by Shane and Shane (which is closer to what we play in church). This song seeks to hold in tension two truths... 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 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 →
No, this is not a 30 day miracle meal plan that is guaranteed to drop you 50 pounds or your money back. We do, however, need to be aware of the diet that our souls experience through musical worship. It’s easy to see how a steady diet of accurately and powerfully applied preaching can nourish... Continue Reading →