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Called to Worship: God is a Missionary God

Do you wonder why some pastors say that God is a missionary God? Are you confused when some people call America a Christian nation? Doesn’t Scripture talk about people from every nation being part of God’s family? How do we … Continue reading

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The Role of Music in Global Missions: 10 Reasons Why We Need Musicians to Take the Gospel to the Nations

I’m currently reading K.P. Yohannan’s Revolution in World Missions, (get it free here). He has seen phenomenal results throughout Asia in taking the gospel to villages through national missionaries who are literally willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of … Continue reading

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Phil’s Top Ten Lists: 10 Things to Make 2012 Memorable

The end of a year always provides a chance for analysis and forecasting. While it’s an arbitrary marker in certain respects, it allows us a chance to evaluate our work and lives. John Piper recently released his end of year … Continue reading

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Excellence in Worship: 7 Ways to Overcome the Tension Between Excellence and Performance

If you’re a church musician, I’m sure you’ve heard, said or been a victim of one of the following statements: “Worship is not a performance, so stop showing off every Sunday.” “God is more concerned about our hearts in worship, … Continue reading

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Offering New Songs of Thanks: Three Stories to Inspire Your Thanksgiving Celebration

Football, turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Add in family, friends and some fall colors and you have Thanksgiving, right? I don’t think that’s what the pilgrims were thinking. The food and celebration overflowed from a place of gratefulness they … Continue reading

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Preparing for Worship (part 4): 3 Things All Worshipers Can Learn from Children

What does your Sunday look like? Do you enter a new week invigorated or drained; renewed or discouraged? I was recently talking to a pastor friend about the way sports mania has invaded Sunday mornings for kids and family. I’ve … Continue reading

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Preparing for Worship (Part 3): Praying and Reading the Scripture

Called to Worship – Issue #24 By Phil Mershon One of the most important facets of a worshipper’s life is a steady diet of scripture. If your worship is not rooted in scripture and truth, then it will become empty … Continue reading

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Jesus is Watching You: Gospel Reflections on Isaiah 53

Called to Worship – Issue #17 by Phil Mershon   Have you heard this joke? A burglar breaks into an empty house. He’s carefully stowing away his newfound treasures when he hears a voice, “Jesus is watching you.” Startled, he looks around … Continue reading

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Spelunking and the Gospel: Digging into our heart’s responses to God’s call

Called to Worship – Issue #16 by Phil Mershon   The terms of God’s covenant with Israel could not be clearer: obey God’s commandments and you will be blessed; disobey and you will be cursed. More specifically, you will either gain or … Continue reading

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Grace on the Move: 7 Life Lessons Learned from Moving

Called to Worship – Issue #15 by Phil Mershon  ****WARNING: This post is longer than usual, so you may want to grab a cup of coffee for this chat!! **** I hate moving. I’ve moved 18 times in the last … Continue reading

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