Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 1
Jul04

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 1

Meals as Method Have you ever wondered why the whole story line of Scripture is shaped around meals? Have you found yourself the least bit curious as to why the entirety of Jesus’ ministry is summed up in Luke 7:34 as “the Son of Man came eating and drinking?” Let’s do some digging. I find it fascinating that God did not start the creation in the context of a 501(c3) non-profit, a building, a cabinet, a district, a board, or an...

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Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 3
Jun27

Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 3

Singing Savior The Bible tells us that when Jesus came up out of the waters of Baptism he heard a voice from heaven saying, “this is my Son, in whom I’m well pleased.” Now let’s couple this occurrence together with a couple visual images in order to make one big point. First, consider the singing of the birds in light of Jesus’ Baptism. Research has shown that where birds are present and singing, things grow and flourish. Where birds...

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Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 2
Jun20

Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 2

Hear Jesus says, “to those who have ears let them hear.” In Bible times, hearing was a necessity, even over that of the other four senses. Only about 2% of the population could read, and so they heard information. Fun Fact … did you know, that sound resonates in the brain faster than through sight? It also enters first through the spine. It rouses the work of the body before the mind. Sounds educate people differently than do...

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Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 1
Jun13

Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 1

Theological Sound A study was done in which gardens were planted in different and yet identical greenhouse environments. The only thing that varied from greenhouse to greenhouse, was the music.Various boom boxes were placed next to the plants to serenade them with tunes as they grew. One greenhouse played classical. Another, metal. Another, rock. Another, pop etc. By the end of the experiment, the only plants thriving were the ones...

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Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 3
Jun06

Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 3

A Hotel or a Home We sadly treat the church today like a Hotel not a Home. In a hotel, one comes in and uses up resources. We empty the toiletries, mess up the bed, and get waited on hand and foot. This is sadly how we expect the world around us to work, and it’s sadly what’s happening in our world today. We are using up resources, devouring people, and expecting that everything will wait on us and our every desire. This is not the...

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Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 2
May30

Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 2

One Anothering The Bible is filled with countless “one another” statements. We are a family as Christians. No Christian is exempt from the pastoral work of love, and yet often we do just that—we leave it to the “staff” to do the “work of ministry.” However, through Christ’s saving work at Calvary, we ALL have become a family bound together in unity in familial relationship. We are called to live in peace with each other, we are called...

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Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 1
May23

Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 1

The Meal and Home In the first three centuries, largely up until the time that Constantine politicalized Christianity as the state religion, the whole of the Christian worship service (the gathering) was referred to as “the Lord’s Supper.” It wasn’t a wafer and a sip from a plastic throwaway cup that was in Paul’s mind in 1 Corinthians 10:17-34, when he spoke of the Supper. The context of Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians clearly is...

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Freebie #1: The Songwriter’s Toolbox
Apr30

Freebie #1: The Songwriter’s Toolbox

Thank you for your support of Garden City, The Worship Ministry Catalyst, and the Make Jesus Culture Conference. This post is the first post coming in a long line of freebies. Over the course of the next couple years, we will be releasing FREE content weekly that we feel will be helpful, not only to those overseeing the worship culture in churches, but to those worshipping the Lord in all areas of life … from education, to...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 22
Jan11

The Book of Numbers: Day 22

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 22: Submission...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 21
Jan10

The Book of Numbers: Day 21

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 21: Progress In...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 20
Jan09

The Book of Numbers: Day 20

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 20: Sex With...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 19
Jan03

The Book of Numbers: Day 19

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 19: The Enemy...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 18
Jan01

The Book of Numbers: Day 18

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 18: Baby Steps...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 17
Dec28

The Book of Numbers: Day 17

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 17: A Hatred...

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Original Design of Worship
Dec27

Original Design of Worship

“Sing it like you mean it…” “Put your hands together…” “Let’s dance before the Lord this morning…” “Yeah that’s it, let’s worship…” As a person who is called by the title of “Worship Leader”, these phrases have made their way out of my mouth more than once.   Like me I’m sure you’ve fallen into the trap of using outward praise to gauge the temperature of the worship in your congregations.  And the opposite can also be true; we can...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 16
Dec13

The Book of Numbers: Day 16

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 16: The Levites...

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