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Get Control Then Lose Control

Through their leadership style, some worship leaders maintain such a high platform profile that they actually distract people from worship. It’s hard to see the Lord when the leader is so large. I believe worship leaders can provide clear leadership while also seeking to be invisible before the congregation. How? By setting their focus on the Lord. When worship leaders engage with Jesus, the eyes of the people are naturally lifted to Jesus as well. I’d like to present this dictum to worship leaders: Get control then lose control. Let me explain. Get control. Exercise your strongest … READ MORE...

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Look Three Directions in Worship

Some churches are highly interactive between worshipers in their worship services while other churches prefer to go vertical and focus only on Jesus. Some might argue that one model is to be preferred … READ MORE...

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Entropy

The dictionary defines entropy as a gradual decline into disorder. The word points to the tendency of everything in the universe to ultimately die and become inert. In other words, everything in … READ MORE...

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THREE REASONS TO TEACH ON THE FEAR OF THE LORD

What is the fear of the Lord? Consider this definition: A trembling zeal to obey every word of His mouth. It’s a treasure He gives His favorites (Isa 33:6). The fear of the Lord was a powerful component in the atmosphere of the early church in the book of … READ MORE...

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22 WAYS TO FIND JESUS IN THE BOOK OF JOB

Some people struggle with the book of Job because, when they look at the life of Jesus, they can’t find anything in the ministry of Jesus that corresponds to Job’s story. They decide, therefore, that they can’t find Jesus in the book of Job. But I think … READ MORE...

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NEW FILM: SONS AND BASTARDS

This book this film is based on celebrates God’s goodness to chasten. It will help you make sense of inexplicable trials, strengthen your resolve to endure, and reveal how chastening can qualify us for a higher entrustment in the kingdom. By the time the … READ MORE...

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THE RIGHTEOUS ARE LIKE A TREE

The righteous are likened to trees in several Scriptures, and specifically to a palm tree in Psalm 92:12, “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” Palm trees grow in tropical climates, under conditions that would … READ MORE...

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WHY DOESN’T THE BIBLE MENTION MASTURBATION?

With this blog I’m stepping onto some very tender territory and tackling a gripping question that many have wondered about. We know that masturbation has been with the human race from the beginning, and that it has certainly been on God’s radar. Why, then, did … READ MORE...

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APOLOGIZING FOR GOD

The other day, as I was preparing to speak at a certain Christian event, I began to apologize to the Lord in a manner I had done several times before. I said things like, “I’m sorry, Lord, that I have so little to offer you. I have such a limited message. The … READ MORE...