Tag Archives: Worship

Lyrics of the Soul

There’s something about music that “strikes a chord” within us. Some people are more naturally “musical”, but all of us have the capacity to “sing” within our souls. It may be the verses of an old hymn from childhood, a … Continue reading

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Day-by-Day Renewal

How does renewal come from the Lord? Is it something received at a Sunday worship service or Bible study? It can be. However, even though gatherings can have a powerful impact, the biblical picture of God’s sustaining often looks more … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 11-11-18

“The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.” – … Continue reading

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Embracing the Cross

The cross is foolishness to those who don’t believe. It was true in the first century and still true today. Perhaps that’s why some preachers try to make the gospel more palatable and sophisticated for those who consider themselves above … Continue reading

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Overcoming

Evil is restless. It’s never content with marginal status, and the Bible teaches that a proper defense is actually a posture of offense. In Romans chapter 12, there’s a series of directives given for the active, grace-filled life. There are things like … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 10-7-18

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.” – Psalm 16:8-9 NIV Life is … Continue reading

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Convinced

What gave Paul confidence? In other words, as the road got more rugged, what kept hope alive inside him? Well, to begin with, he wasn’t someone who relied on fables or “hope-so” religion. He was trained at an early age … Continue reading

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Wisdom 4.23

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” – Proverbs 4:23 NIV The enemy is always scattering seeds of doubt, fear, anger, lust, jealousy (and other things) that aren’t of the Lord. The battle to … Continue reading

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The Inherent Value of Prayer

What’s the value of a prayer? Is it measured by results, eloquence, or word choice? Or is there inherent value in the child of God’s prayer itself? To get a complete picture, a remarkable passage of scripture in Revelation chapter … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 9-2-18

“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” – Psalm 9:1-2 NKJV … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 8-26-18

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 8-19-18

“I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.” – Psalm 7:17 NKJV Our singing, meditation, and worship should be focused on His righteousness; not the process or … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 8-12-18

“Oh Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!” – Psalm 8:1 NKJV True excellence is defined by the character of God; pure, bright, holy, righteous, and loving. … Continue reading

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Death of a Rebellion

Peter was a Galilean; and in first century Hebrew culture, that carried a certain predisposition. Primarily, it described a people with an independent spirit, and rebellious attitude toward subjugation (especially by the gentile Romans). The ancient Hebrew historian Josephus described … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – Dwelling Forever

“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” – Psalm 23:6b NKJV “Where will you live forever? In the house of the Lord. If His house is your “forever house”, what does that make this earthly house? … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – Goodness and Mercy

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…” – Psalm 23:6a NKJV “Our moods may shift, but God doesn’t. Our minds may change, but God doesn’t. Our devotion may falter, but God never does. Even … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – My Cup Runs Over

“You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.” – Psalm 23:5b NKJV “So we, like sheep get wounded. And we, like sheep have a shepherd. Remember the words we read? ‘We belong to Him; we are his people, … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – A Prepared Table

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…” – Psalm 23:5a NKJV “What if your Shepherd did for you what the shepherd did for his flock? Suppose He dealt with your enemy, the devil, and prepared … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – You Are With Me

“For you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4b NKJV “Just as for the sheep of David’s day there was comfort and consolation in seeing the rod in the shepherd’s skillful hands, so … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – Valley of the Shadow

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…” – Psalm 23:4a NKJ “It is a most reassuring and reinforcing experience to the child of God to discover that there is, even … Continue reading

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