Make every worship song your own

Over the last few years, I have found my understanding of what worship is changing and expanding. The main reason is that I have been leading worship more often. My learning to play the guitar started as a necessity. It then became something far more personal. It was not something that I wanted to do. […]

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1 John 1:3 | The Gospel Produces Fellowship

that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3) Fellowship is the center of Christian Relationships Here at the beginning of the letter John repeats the […]

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Does the Church truly desire revival?

Came across this thought about the connection between prayer and the church’s alleged desires for revival. Could it be that revival tarries because the church does not really desire what it petitions God for? “Many a church is praying for a revival that does not really desire a revival. They think they do, for to […]

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Can I Get a Witness?

Over the last few weeks our pastor has reminded the church of the vows that we made when we joined the church. I serve in a United Methodist Church and there is one question that all new members are asked by our pastor as they accept the responsibility of being members of our local church. […]

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The Challenge of Being a Pastor…

The reality of the full-time ministry is this, it can breed many of the opposite characteristics than are needed, dare I say, required of those whom God has called to serve in leadership.

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In Honor of Dr. Ralph Lightsey: “He Stirred the Gift within Me”

I found out this evening that the father of a friend died yesterday afternoon. It was not unexpected. He had been under hospice care. The news of Dr. Ralph Lightsey’s passing brought two memories to my mind. The first was hearing him preach in the church I attended and would later serve as associate pastor. […]

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