The corporate worship gathering is such a vital part of the weekly rhythm within the body of Christ. From prayer to preaching, and lifting our voices in song, it is imperative as worship leaders and service leaders that we are intentional with our planning in order that our services help point our people’s affections toward God in worship.
One of the best ways to help center our people is through a weekly call to worship. While many of us have heard this term and know it’s importance, we may not have a full understanding of its need in our services. I have personally seen how quickly a congregation can just “go through the motions” of corporate worship when the leaders aren’t intentional in setting the aim and purpose for the worship gathering.
"In a day and age where so many distractions Read More
are fighting for our attention, one of the best ways
we can help center our people’s hearts is through
a specific and pointed call to worship."
“But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”
Just the other day my 19-month old daughter began using the words “no” and “mine” quite often. As precious as she is, my wife and I were by no means surprised by this sudden change because we knew these times were coming.And whether I choose to like it or not there is one important truth I’m reminded of, we are all sinful, born into iniquity, and in need of a Savior. We didn’t teach our daughter to say those things, we didn’t teach her to be disobedient and want her way, it was inherited. Read More
“But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh.”
1 Corinthians 3:1-3a
Take a moment and reflect on all that takes place when Christ redeems the sinner and brings them to salvation. First of all, it has nothing to do with our own merit, we did nothing to earn it, we are depraved, wicked and sinful. Read More