As I think back to some of the most difficult lessons I’ve learned so far in ministry the question of how to choose songs for weekly services arises. When I first started planning services, it was simply what the band knew and what I was half-way confident leading. I quickly picked up on the fact this was not the best way to structure the singing in our worship services. Continue Reading…

Moses and God’s glory

When you read Exodus 33:18 where Moses asks the Lord to show him his glory, you would think that if anybody in all of history had a need of seeing more of God’s glory it wouldn’t be Moses. But there he is, asking.

Why does he do that? How can someone who had such an intimate realtionship with God ask to see even more of his glory? Wouldn’t he already had his fill?

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This is an important topic.

Without going into a long dissertation of what I think is and is not appropriate on specific topics, here are a few guidlines my wife and I follow. Continue Reading…

In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah…Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. (Luke 1:5, 8–9 ESV)

God had been silent for a season. But then, he spoke.

Suddenly, the world went from silence to a rising crescendo.

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Whether you are a new Christian or an old one, the question of what to do when God answer’s no to some of your prayers will come up. If it is your first go around with this question, be assured it won’t be your last. However, we can take hope that God is not saying no just for the sake of saying no.

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