Freebie #65-Lancelot Schaubert: Use Words When Necessary
Aug12
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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 5
Jul24

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 5

TONE IN SINGING Recently, I found myself philosophizing with friends over the state of singing in the church[jm1] . We talked about how the church has grown too “happy;” wherein we pop songs like worship pills and it seems to stink of inauthentic denial.  Jesus, in his perfect, fully God, fully man state, here on earth, experienced the full tones of human emotion. He wept, he laughed and he got angry and tired[jm2], etc. He...

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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 4
Jul17

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 4

TEXT IN SINGING | Pt. 2 Continuing from Day 3, one more thing emerges for our consideration in our songs. If we think back to the words of Colossians 3:16, our singing is actually supposed to “teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, through singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.” Dave Yauk in The Tempo of Discipleship: The Rudiments and Rhythms to Shaping Followers of Christ helps us devise some quick learning...

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Freebie #61-Aaron Niequest: Moving Beyond 4 Pop Songs
Jul15
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Freebie #54-Jeremy Mayfield: The Psalms are Different Than the iPhone
May27
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Freebie #53-Jeremy Mayfield & Dave Yauk: The Liturgy Project
May20
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Freebie #41-Aaron Keyes: Q&A Competence and Content
Feb25
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Freebie #40-Aaron Keyes: Truth In Creativity
Feb18
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Freebie #39-Aaron Keyes: Worship in Spirit and Truth
Feb11
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Freebie #38-Aaron Keyes: Character, Competency, and Creativity
Jan04
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Freebie #33-Zac Hicks: Worship & Mission
Dec31
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Freebie #32-Zac Hicks: We Need Pastors Not Rock Stars
Dec24
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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 9
Dec19

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 9

God’s Rhythm in the Epistles Today, you’ve got a lot of reading to do. You’re going to read the whole book of Ephesians straight through. Consider how Paul structures the whole letter. It’s not just a bunch of verses, and great teaching, but it’s a book of worship. Its shape follows the pattern of how God calls, catechizes (teaches), and commissions us as the church to love God and others. Reading Ephesians in this way will cause us...

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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 8
Dec12

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 8

Today, you’ve got a lot of reading to do. You’re going to read the whole book of Romans straight through. Yes, you heard me! Consider how Paul structures the whole letter. It’s not just a bunch of verses, and great teaching, but it’s a book of worship. Its shape follows the pattern of how God calls, catechizes (teaches), and commissions us as the church to love God and others. Reading Romans in this way will cause us to relate to...

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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 7
Dec05

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 7

Today we read Christ’s Great Commission. Consider it in a new light. Consider the Great Commission in light of God’s rhythms of worship. Christ calls his disciples into mission the same way in which he created the world; in the same way he called Moses, and in the same pattern of Solomon’s Temple. Notice God’s pattern for worship again, and praise our God for his unchanging nature in worship and mission. Jesus appoints and appears to...

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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 6
Nov28

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 6

God’s Rhythm in the Temple In the Old Testament Solomon’s Temple had 3 “spaces”: the outer courts, the inner courts and the Holy of Holies. The Outer Courts … this space was where the people were welcomed in, confessed their sins, received forgiveness and they were washed clean in the laver. The Inner Courts … this was where the priest alone would enter for the partaking of the lighted Word, the Table and the prayers. Holy of...

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