Worship Crossroads
Apr23

Worship Crossroads

We have created 25+ courses in music, creativity, songwriting, worship, bible, theology, and mission that can help you grow in your craft, character, and culture-making.  For all our courses and access to our weekly free music, books, and courses go to https://www.bibleandworship.com. This video specifically highlights aspects introduced in our Pastoring the Creative Course (here’s a bit of what you’ll learn) The Book of Isaiah...

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First Words | Rev. 1:1a, 5a
Apr18

First Words | Rev. 1:1a, 5a

A child’s first words are cherished as much as a father’s last words. For whether the words come in the opening scene or at the final bow, first and last words communicate what we value. A child cries out “momma” or “dadda” announcing the words of their heart—the words that contain the joy in their eyes, the comfort in their cries. Words that guide the onlooker to the source of the tender embrace who sets all the wrongs right. First...

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Living in the Last Days
Apr17

Living in the Last Days

Check out this course in Revelation Check out a Revelation & Worship in the New Testament 3-Course Bundle Check out all our courses in Music, Bible, and Theology Answer Three Questions for us and receive $1,000’s in...

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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 10
Feb12

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 10

Peace on Earth … / A Conversation  The author picks back up on the exposition, continuing where he left off at the end of chapter 2 about the incarnation of Christ. Here, he begins the next major section of the letter: Jesus’ appointment as a high priest (4:14-5:10; 7:1-28).  Sometimes reading about priests and high priests in the Bible can get confusing, so allow me to give some context. Priests in Israel came from the...

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Freebie # 91-Dave Yauk: Transpositions A Way of Seeing All of Life
Feb10
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 9
Feb05

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 9

Sword:  A Second Warning The second warning of Hebrews is a sharp reminder that the Word of God pierces as a word of judgment, revealing all our thoughts and actions. Disobedience will not go unnoticed, nor will it go unpunished. Do you think you can hide from his all-seeing eye? Or will your vices and sins be exposed in the light? Be warned! *For further reading in the Bible: Hebrews 4:11 – 4:13 To listen to or purchase...

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Freebie # 90-Dave Yauk: Circles and the Trinity
Feb03
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 8
Jan29

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 8

Take Care Pt. 1 Yesterday’s passage was a large quotation of Psalm 95 about how Israel wandered in the wilderness because of their disobedience. The author of Hebrews uses this quotation as a springboard to tell his readers that they too should be careful to obey the word of God; failure to do so will result in wandering through life and not reaching God’s rest (that is, salvation)! The author juxtaposes this peril with promise: the...

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Freebie # 89-Dave Yauk: Course Creation and Local Church Education
Jan27
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 7
Jan22

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 7

Wandered The writer of Hebrews quotes Psalm 95:7-11 to remind his readers that in Moses’ day the Israelites failed to enter God’s rest because of their disobedience. Even after they had witnessed how the Lord rescued them out of Egypt, they grumbled against God and lost sight of his promises to deliver them to Canaan. They wandered in the wilderness for forty years, and the entire generation of rebellious people died.  In today’s...

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Freebie # 88-Dave Yauk: Synergetic Worship
Jan20
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 6
Jan15

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 6

The Maker of Stories: Here, the author transitions from exposition (the discussion about the person and work of Jesus) to exhortation (the commands to endure). He compares the faithfulness of Moses with that of Jesus. In the ancient Jewish culture, Moses epitomized what it means to be a faithful servant of God. Yet Christ was more faithful than Moses, being faithful as a son. Therefore, Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses. While...

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Freebie # 87-Dave Yauk: What Does God Make Essential for Life?
Jan13
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 5
Jan08

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 5

Ex Paradiso Despite Jesus’ supremacy, he temporarily humbled himself, becoming positionally lower than the angels by taking on human form. In doing so, Jesus became like us “in every respect” (2:17), demonstrating a solidarity and unity with mankind. The text even says that Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers! Wow! Shameful sinners such as us proudly welcomed into the family of God. The incarnation of Christ (Jesus becoming a...

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Freebie # 86-Dave Yauk: Environment Shapes Expectation
Jan06
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 4
Jan01

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 4

A First WarningThe author pauses his discussion on Jesus’ superiority over the angels and gives his readers their first warning. (Here, we also see the first instance of toggling between exposition and exhortation). The logic of the first warning is a bit twisty at first glance, but some background will clarify the author’s reasoning. The law that God gave Moses in the Old Testament is oftentimes referred to as the Mosaic Law, or...

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