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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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 3
Jul10

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 3

TEXT IN SINGING  I hope we can all agree that songs are as important as the sermons from our teachers in telling the total story line of God. Our songs are important in total scope in how they develop a broader mentality, but this also does not negate the fact that songs are also important in textual specifics.  Those who write lyrics, or share them with others, are responsible for the words they put...

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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 2
Jul03

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 2

TOTAL SINGING  One of my Professors in college once said that most Christians are struggling deeply with their faith because they believe in a “canon within a Canon.” He shared this when talking about the 66-book Canon (or standard) of Scripture. What he meant is that most people cherry-pick verses from the Scriptures in whatever manner they like, and assemble the truths (apart from their context) into beautiful worldview bokeh...

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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 1
Jun26

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 1

Day 1 | FOR THE MIND, THE BODY & THE SOUL Songs are important to us! They not only have the power to equip us for a good car ride, but the world is making every effort to perpetually define the style, the songs and the artists that are appropriate for the training of the human mind, body and soul. We must realize that God created singing, and thus as its grand architect, he knows completely its purpose and appropriate...

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Freebie #58-Megan Keyes: Characteristics of a Hospitable Home
Jun24
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Freebie #56-William Messenger: Doing God’s Work in the Small Things
Jun10
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Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 3
May29

Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 3

Jesus’ Work in Culture Earlier we discussed Jesus as our “minister” in Hebrews 8:2. Ironically and curiously, the same word used for Jesus’ work in Hebrews is used in Romans 13:4 by Paul in referring to the secular and evil authorities of our world.  The point?  Even those in worldly cultural leadership have been granted some authority by God to work their rhythms, liturgies (forms), shapes, and ideas into the...

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Freebie #54-Jeremy Mayfield: The Psalms are Different Than the iPhone
May27
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Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 2
May22

Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 2

Jesus’ Work in the Church The Bible uses so many different metaphors to describe the church. The Bible says the church is body, many but one, and connected to Christ as our “Head.” Like a temple we are built up. Like a bride we are married to Christ our Beloved. The church is pure like a virgin,[ and yet unified as if in the same way sex unifies man and wife as one flesh. We are likened to a family,  citizens of a...

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Freebie #53-Jeremy Mayfield & Dave Yauk: The Liturgy Project
May20
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Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 1
May15

Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 1

Jesus’ work in the Cosmos In Hebrews 8:2 the writer says this about Jesus; “We have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister [λειτουργὸς-leitourgos] in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man.” Jesus here is called a minister, or servant. In the Greek, this is the word leitourgos. It is derived from leitos, “belonging to the...

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Freebie #52-Jeremy Mayfield & Dave Yauk: “Shine On Us”
May13
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Freebie #51-Jeremy Mayfield-Psalms: Dealing With the Injustice in the World We Live In
May06
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Freebie #50-Gerard Long: Finding What You Need In Suffering
Apr29
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Freebie #49-Dr. Stephen Lind: Charlie Brown
Apr22
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