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How to Worship When You Don’t Feel Like It

Have you ever felt like staying in bed on Sunday morning? Do you wonder if God would be mad if you admitted that you don’t feel like worshipping Him? It sounds sacrilegious for a devoted Christian to say this, but the … Continue reading

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God of This City: Discovering God’s Heart for Our Cities

Do you wonder how Christians are supposed to respond to the city in all its glory and with all its problems? Are you interested in seeing how our worship reflects our passion for the city? Our church just began a … Continue reading

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Heartistic Worship: The Role of Biblical Artistry in Worship

Do you wonder about the role of art in worship? Have you wrestled to understand the connection between art and the heart? The Bible reveals many things about the connection between truth and beauty. (Here are some thoughts I shared … Continue reading

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Renewing the Soul: Finding Refreshment in the Daily Grind

Do you find the life of faith monotonous or uneventful? Do you find yourself asking with the psalmist, “How long, O Lord?” Psalm 90 is ascribed to Moses, the Man of God. He understood monotony and seeking to find God … Continue reading

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Praying the Lord’s Prayer: Our Father, Who Art in Heaven

What’s your prayer life like? Do you primarily pray in arrows? You know what I mean. It’s like Nehemiah before approaching the king for permission to return to Jerusalem to inspect the city (Neh. 1). He thought he would lose his … Continue reading

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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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Worship in the Storms: 5 Benefits of the Gospel Found During Life’s Storms

Have you ever lived through a tornado or hurricane? How about an earthquake, blizzard or tsunami? Maybe an extreme drought, windstorm or flood? No matter where you live, the threat of natural disaster always looms. Most of us go through … Continue reading

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Worship after Easter: 10,000 Reasons to Praise God for the Gospel

Have you suffered the post-Easter duldrums? It sounds heretical, but I’m not talking theologically. Many pastors and worship leaders experience a natural let down after the proper focus we place on the Holy Week and especially Resurrection Sunday. It always … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: 5 Things Church Worship Leaders Can Learn from The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games movie will be released in theaters this week. Culturally sensitive worship leaders should be aware of this. If you don’t have teenagers, it’s possible that you’ve missed this trilogy. Don’t let the target audience keep you from … Continue reading

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Valentines Day and Worship: 4 Ways Churches Should Focus on Valentines Day

February 14 is indelibly marked on the minds and hearts of millions of women (and hopefully men) across America and the globe. Most women look longingly toward Valentines Day as an occasion where their “man” or suitor will forget his … Continue reading

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